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So the other night I was delighted when my parents asked me to join them for dinner with some of their friends Joan and Noel! Joan and Noel have been my mom’s clients for quite some time but are so much more than that! They are truly 2 wonderful people that Tim and I enjoy talking to and sharing our lives with. So when I was presented with the chance to spend Noel’s birthdya with him laughing at stories and enjoying a delicious meal, I jumped on it! I knew the company would be great and the the laughs would flow freely but I couldn’t have done anything to prepare for the meal of the century!
First, I should start off my introducing Thyme a little bit. It is, in my opinion, the classiest yet non judgemental restaurant we have in Medina. Thyme combined an impressive menu and a modern envrionment with an every day family feel that your comfortable wearing jeans or a little black dress to. The owner, John, is always out and about in the restaurant talking to customers, asking for recommendations, and just making sure that everyone is happy. It is a MUST SEE in Medina. If you want to check out their menu you can click here!
Tim and I started off by ordering a few drinks.. for me a lemon drop martini and Tim, who loves the fall season, opted for the pumpkin martini. They were both delicious so I think it was a toss up on who made the best choice! Then John made his way over and laughed when he saw us looking at menus. “you don’t need menus tonight, do you?” he said. As Tim and I looked at each other we thought NOPE guess not! John took our menus away and headed into the kitchen to cook up a master peice.
*and yes the drinks are just as delicious as the food*
Part #1: Appetizer
This first dish was a poached egg over something tartar which I think means raw. The highlight was probably the escargot that was served (little black egg looking things). John will have to excuse my terrible description of what was on my plate but look at the presentation on that thing? Sure this was a special occasion for us but this is the type of presentation you can ALWAYS expect at Thyme!
This salad was delic! The orange things are actually orange beets which is the same for the red stuff on the side there. I never actually knew I liked beets until I had this salad. Joannie was kind enough to assure me that this was because I had only ever had canned beets which was the total and absolute truth! The crumbled cheese and the delicious spinach put this course at the top of my list for potential favorites. The taste was so good I could have stopped here but kept going as John brought up the third course
Before I move on let me mention that we also got served wine that complimented each dish we were having… which left me very satisfied!
The seafood part of the dish! I mean it tasted like heaven which I suppose could be expected when you serve fish with a beautiful flower on top! Don’t worry, I managed to remove the flower before I dug into this! The first was flakey and cooked to perfection. At the back there, there was this potato dish that was delicious! Had Tim not finished his, I probably would have went for seconds!
The meat! This meat was tender and just fell apart and melted in your mouth! The mixture of the greens on top was just enough! There was risotto served on the side and I L.O.V.E.D. it. That may have actually been my favorite part of the meal and I didn’t even think I liked risotto!
Final Course: DESSERT
No birthday dinner would be completed with a dessert! For this special night, John served us pecan pie with ice cream and pumpkin bark! So, I don’t think I usually like pecan pie but this was more like a pecan cake which was absolutely delicious! I wish I could say I had some self control and didn’t devour this thing but that would be a lie!
So needless to say this was a dining experience to remember! Joannie told me that every time you eat something new, something you have never had before, that you are supposed to make a wish. So if those wishes come true I have a lot of good things coming my way before I ate more new food that night than I will probably remember! It was delicious and even though I had to be rolled into Bed Bath and Beyond before heading home, it was worth it!
Come to think of it, I wish Noel had a birthday every week!