Apollon Restaurant

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For date night Matt and I decided to try a restaurant we’ve never eaten at, Apollon. They describe themselves as “an escape from the typical fine dining fare with its innovative Mediterranean cuisine, extensive wine list, knowlegable service, and warm creative ambiance.”

We started our evening off ordering a delicious bottle of Zacharias Sauvignon Blanc. The crisp and citrusy wine went perfectly with my meal. The bread was warm and served Baba Ghanouj. If you haven’t tried Baba Ghanouj, its similar to a hummus dip. It’s not exceptionally flavorful but I enjoyed it. Matt wasn’t a fan of the texture.11953146_10204471118690206_6787493100368492954_n
For an appetizer we shared their homemade meatballs made with lamb, pork and fresh spices. We thought the meatballs were a little dry and could use some more sauce, but still pretty tasty. Before our meals we enjoyed a greek salad and Avgolemono soup. The soup was one of the best soups I have ever tried! Second best to the pumpkin soup I tried in Austria and that’s saying a lot.

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As a main course I tried the Lamb Tenderloin Saffron. The sauce was a shiitake mushroom cream sauce. It was some of the best lamb I’ve ever had! Matt had the Filet Mignon Au Chocolat. Sautéed and finished with a chocolate, port wine demi-glace. He loved it so much he finished every bite! I tried a piece, I thought it was really good but it would’ve been too sweet for me to eat for a whole meal. Per usual we ate too much and didn’t save any room for dessert. So if you’re ever in the area and looking for a nice place to eat, you have to try Apollon.

DIY Fall Wreath

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I was feeling a little crafty last weekend and I decided to make a fall wreath for my door. Here are the steps for the wreath I made or here’s the tutorial I based my wreath off of!


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Materials:
–          burlap ribbon by the roll
–          (1) 14” straw wreath (don’t remove plastic wrapping)
–          hot glue gun + hot glue sticks
–          fall foliage of choice
–          pearl pins
–          scissors

Step 1: Leave the straw wreath in its plastic wrapping. Pin and glue down the end of the burlap. Then begin wrapping the burlap around the wreath. I used the whole roll around my wreath.

Step 2: Layout the design of your wreath. If your foliage is in a large bunch, pull off just the pieces that you plan to use. Then, once you’ve decided on your layout, start gluing and/or pinning it all down.


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Step 3: Once everything has been properly secured, decide how you would like to hang your wreath. I decided to braid some ribbon and hang it.