I’ve had the pleasure over the weekend to show off my favorite place to one of my favorite people. We had flown to Colorado last year and had a wonderful time visiting Boulder and the renaissance festival in Larkspur so it was our turn to show off our downtown square and Scarborough Faire.
We intended to also treat our friend to lunch at the new Pub McKinney today but it was not to be. (They aren’t open until 3:00 on Mondays). So we went around the block and, guess what???!! Paciugo Gelato was open and doing business. This being Monday and just a quick trip into the square for lunch, I didn’t have my camera with me. Luckily, my friend used her Android phone to capture the needed photos this time.
So we mosied on over to Churchill’s British Pub for Tower of London burgers. It seems that I am always now going on about our restaurants for their desserts but Churchill’s has this dessert I’ve never heard of before … pavlova. My vocabulary is insufficient even for ordinary descriptions. When food is involved, the effect is exponential. Here is a link to a pavlova recipe on The Joy of Baking that explains how pavlova is made. Apparently, it is a light meringue cake with whipped cream and fresh fruits. We all loved it and it was well sampled before we managed to take a picture of it. It’s the dish on the right. Our server, who spoke with an accent and we thought might be an owner, said that pavlova is a dessert invented in Australia in honor of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Apparently, there is some controversy over whether the dessert was invented in Australia or in New Zealand. This far around the world, though, it shouldn’t be too hard to focus on enjoying the dessert itself and opt out of the controversy.
As coincidence would have it, after we walked back to the house and passed some time before my friend’s flight, someone came by and left an advertisement on the door for a No Limits Poker Night every Thursday at 6:00 PM at Churchill’s. Free to play, the ad says that lessons are available. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I still have some great photos from the square from Saturday, but this will have to do for right now.