First, lunch at 105degrees. Phenomenal! Capital letters: PHENOMENAL!
My husband ordered coffee, and being the DoubleShot Coffee snobs that we are, he was pleasantly surprised at the quality of his coffee that arrived at the table in a French press. I decided to try a juice, and I was not disappointed in my choice either. Complete with a glass straw, my apple, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon juice was fabulous. (I love the glass straw!)
After driving for two hours to get to this restaurant, we planned to experience it from the appetizer to the dessert. First up, the starter: The Mezze.
Beginning at the top, olives (3 kinds) marinated in a citrus juice, hummus with eggplant bacon, hemp seed tabbouleh, and incredible falafel. We ate it ALL!
And then came our main course:
This is mine, Heirloom Tomato Lasagna. Unbelievable! Tomatoes, spinach, zucchini, a Macadamia ricotta, pesto, sun dried tomatoes . . . and with such a creative presentation I almost hated to mess it up! It was remarkable. I would get it again in a heartbeat. And even though I thought I could never eat it all, guess what . . . I did!
Dick selected the Reuben. It was made with Portobello mushrooms, sauerkraut and 105degrees thousand island dressing. Check out the "bread" to this sandwich. I wish I could remember what it was made out of. The mix is rolled and then dried in the dehydrator and becomes the 'bread" for the sandwich. He thought it was great.
His side was a slaw that was basically red and green cabbage, carrots and more. He was also impressed with his lunch, and although I didn't take a picture of his empty plate, it looked just like mine!
Here are a few more pictures of meals from the counter
waiting for the wait staff to pick up.
OK, so you would think, how could we eat one more thing, and then along came Lauren, our awesome waitress!
She brought us the Giandujo Tasting dessert. Oh my gosh, there is not even a way to describe this! It had 5 different desserts on it.
This picture just has to serve as the words! It was . . . I can't even come up with words to describe the taste. I can tell you if we had this at home, we would not have scraped the plate, we would have licked it!! In the end, I don't think we could get any more off the plate than we did!
This was more than lunch. It was a really fun, delicious, and well worth the drive, eating experience. The restaurant was clean and pleasant. The staff was amazing. Our waitress, Lauren, was a delight. She was so informative, attentive and friendly. Kelly Lee, the General Manager, took time to visit with us, and even introduced us to one of the chef's (sorry I forget her name!) who gave us a tour of the kitchen!! Too fun. This place not only had great food, but great people too!
Created in 2009, Oklahoma City's 105degrees is an innovative living cuisine brand, featuring a restaurant, a culinary academy, and a boutique retail shop. It is the first living foods company of it's kind. I can't wait to go back.
Oh, and of course, I couldn't pass up the their shop. Two cookbooks, well not really cookbooks because nothing in them is cooked, had to come home with me!
After lunch came the shopping! From 105degrees it was a short drive to the Penn Square Mall. It was mobbed! We lucked out and got a parking spot on the pavement, since many people were parking in the grass! My husband got some incredible buys at Jos. A. Bank, and I got slacks (down another size!!!) at Talbots. We had a great time roaming around the mall and "window" shopping.
It was, as I said earlier, a perfect day. I spent it with my husband of 40 years, who continues to be my best friend and the love of my life, and it was filled with so many things that make me grateful for my new health and lifestyle.
Life is good. Yes, it is. Very good.