Daily Post: Seconds – Thank you sir, I’ll have another!

Chef Cathal Armstrong
Chef Cathal Armstrong (Photo credit: DrivingtheNortheast)

Daily Prompt: Seconds!

Describe the most satisfying meal you’ve ever eaten, in glorious detail. 

I’m not embarrassed to tell you that I’ve eaten many extremely satisfying meals.  I love food, I love to cook good food, some of the food I cook is among my very favorite foods. So it’s very difficult to choose a single most satisfying meal.  I mean it, I don’t have one that stands out that far from among other yum-fests and so I am going to describe the most satisfying meal I had most recently in glorious detail….

The meal was steak dinner at Society Fair in Alexandria, VA.  It was on a Thursday which is French steak night.  On French steak night at Society Fair the owner/chef Cathal Armstrong in the Society Fair demo kitchen while you sit stove-side at the bar.  Offered the choice of NY Strip, ribeye or filet I opted for the ribeye; offered the choice of 3 sauces the one I chose was delicious but I also asked to taste the one with a little mustard flavor and decided that was my sauce for the next time.  The beef they serve is from Ruppersberger Co-Op, where the meat is pasture-raised from local humane farm that share SF’s values of quality and sustainability.The first course is ceasar salad, then comes the steak which is served with a potato galette – sort of like a baked homefries that comes in a mini cast iron skillet….mmmm mmmmm so good!  

Dessert, as listed on the menu is supposed to be creme brulee but my dinner companion and I negotiated a slice of the amazing cake…..and we had a slice of coconut and a slice of circus cake.  I’ve posted a pic of the circus cake….it’s out of this world…..the price per slice may seem high but when you realize you have been served a jumbo slice of marble cake in which you can taste the fresh butter and eggs….so fresh, so good….and the icing – swirly bubblegum pink icing that is so buttery and just sweet enough.  I’ve since gone back to get ore cake……actually went back for lunch with my daughter and a friend and we revisited the circus cake for our dessert then took home slices of the apple cake (very good but not knock your socks off good), a slice of coconut cake….I could just drown in that cake it’s so damn good AND a slice of the big ass chocolate cake….now I’m not a huge fan of chocolate cake…the coconut cake is much more my speed but the big ass chocolate cake from Society Fair made a believer out of me…it is the best damn cake I have ever eaten and I defy even the non-cake eaters among you to try a bite and say it’s  not the most satisfying bit of dessert, party in your mouth that you’ve ever tasted…..go ahead, I dare you!!! (but please take me with you????)


Author: The C-Sweet

I'm a Soccer Mom/Baseball Mom living the American Dream in northern Virginia. I work as a Business Advisor & Consultant focusing on small-medium sized businesses in my local community. I've drunk the chardonnay, practiced the yoga, driven the minivan, atomized the essential oils, made the spinach dip and attended many Southern Living at Home, Stella & Dot, and Pampered Chef parties. I'm a Catholic, Conservative, Spiritually Awake individual sharing my opinion on whatever catches my fancy and occasionally entertaining a few folks with tales from my ADDiva life!

7 thoughts on “Daily Post: Seconds – Thank you sir, I’ll have another!”

  1. Oh man! Sad I missed this prompt, but I might still blog on this anyways 🙂
    The entire restaurant, meal, and experience sound amazing! I’m from Fairfax and have never heard of Society Fair, even though I head down to Alexandria pretty frequently… I’ll have to look it up!


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