one of our first dates after judah was born. at the hil, june 2009
i can't even describe to you how good the food at the hil is. it defies its palmetto, ga zip code. it's definitely not someplace you could eat every week unless you are blessed by the gods themselves (cough, cough, garnie!), but it's such the perfect place for a special date. jesse's parents as well as judah's godparents, lukas and danielle, have actually spent the night at two of serenbe's current lodgings, the bed & breakfast and the inn (which is the nygren's old house!) and both of them had ridiculously positive experiences as well. we haven't explored much else at serenbe because we are so obsessed with the hil and can't imagine eating anywhere else once we're there.
ok so, summary: we're super huge fans of the hil. we eat there whenever we have some extra money to spend and want to spoil ourselves.
during this almost year long love affair we have had with the hil and serenbe, i started blogging hardcore (did you notice?). i have been tickled pink (by that phrase) to make a bunch of random friends through my cultivation of this little chunk of the interwebs. one of them just happened to be kara nygren, the middle sister of the founding father of serenbe and good high school buddy of my brother. it should be said that most of my brother's high school friends are the worst sort of little ruffians. they are spoiled little prepster delinquents--my brother included (minus the spoiled part)...at least back then they were. wanton judgment of these people i don't really know aside, kara is not in this category. somehow she managed to be in this group of friends and still stay classy (san diego). it was probably the green space that kept her pure.
so after kara left, we had a fall-on-your-face delicious meal (organic wheat bread and butter to start, the ribeye with chef's risotto and the wild mushroom and honey glazed shallot pizza on organic wheat crust for dinner and then the special dessert of a homemade waffle with butterscotch topping and butter pecan ice cream...retarded!). the always-wonderful quality of the food plus the amazing conversation we had with garnie and kara made it totally worth blowing frugal february and splurging a bit on dinner out..