Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekend Getaway

On Friday after work we flew to Edmonton.  We wanted to spend the weekend in the West Edmonton Mall.  We shared a bite to eat in the airport before heading out.

Once we checked in to our fabulous room, right in the mall, we headed to Famoso for pizza.  A few people had recommended this restaurant. 

The pizza was superb.  They make authentic Naples pizza, with ingredients imported from Italy.  The pizzas are cooked for 90 seconds in a 900 F bell oven. 

For breakfast on Saturday morning we shared a cinnamon bun.

Christopher's aunt Dolores took us out for lunch on Saturday to a fantastic restaurant called Canteen.  I had chicken and waffles, and was very impressed.  Dolores also told us about a huge Italian store with all sorts of imported food products; we brought a lot home in our suitcase.

After lunch we went to a bakery called Duchess, which has some major buzz.  It was lined up out the door when we arrived.  Dolores seems to know all the hot-spots in Edmonton, and she definitely knew the types of places we'd like to check out!  We snagged a few treats at Duchess, before going to visit Christopher's grandma.  We had such a nice visit, and I really enjoyed getting to meet Christopher's grandma for the first time - she's a delight!

Speaking of family, a relative of mine was our server for drinks and a snack at Earls the next day. 

It was nice to see Taija, who I hadn't seen in probably 10 years.

We got to catch up with our friend Mike too, and meet his lovely girlfriend Mariam.  We met them for dinner on Saturday evening at Cactus Club Cafe

We had sushi pockets for an appetizer.  They were really good, and so were Mike and Mariam's lettuce wraps.

Everyone enjoyed their meals; I had the won ton soup - mmmm!

We had a lot of laughs with these two, and look forward to getting together again, sooner than later.

This was the first half of our long weekend getaway, and it was fantastic!

How was your weekend?  What did you do?


Nicole | Culinary Cool said...

Duchess is a must when in Edmonton. I have their cookbook and it's beautiful.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, it sounds like you ate really well on this trip! Those pizzas sound amazing!! Looks like a fun get away!! My weekend was pretty busy as I was moving/unpacking but we had dinner at a taqueria by my place that has the best tacos so that was fun!

Lucille Foster said...

How fun is that getaway? All the food you had looks heavenly, and the hotel room you stayed in looks real comfy. The two of you couldn't have spent that weekend any better. I hope you get to enjoy more trips like that. Thanks for sharing that, Jolene! All the best!

Lucille Foster @ The George Hotel at Cley