... on September 1st, 2007, Ed and I met. And, to celebrate, we decided to try out a new restaurant!
This took us the furthest south we've been so far for a meal, down in south Chandler, to a new place called, "Cork"
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to discover that the drinks menu was on an iPad!
We went on the pretty early side, so it was fairly empty when we arrived, but we did enjoy the somewhat retro vibe.
We had to start with a glass of sparkling wine, of course!
While we waited for our first course, we got some great bread with different toppings. It was a little funny to only get 3 pieces of bread with all those toppings. We may have had to get more :).
We started by sharing pork belly, with peaches, Humboldt fog cheese, cherries, sprouts, and a pepper shortbread. It was fabulous.
Next, we shared a light but delicious arugula salad, with watercress, pancetta, cheese, and other loveliness.
For dinner, we both went with the fish, which was on a very tasty bed of beans and corn. It was perfectly cooked and we ate every last bite.
Ed wasn't totally sold on getting dessert, but I persuaded him, and we were both so glad that I did! We had the most modern and delicious banana cream pie I'd ever tasted. It was spectacular and the perfect finish.
Before we left, we were giving little lemon meringues, to put the perfect finish on the meal.
All in all, this was probably one of the best meals we've had in Arizona, and we're excited to return again. It was the perfect way to celebrate five years together.