We had Doof and Melissa visiting from afar on Saturday, and figured we couldn't really go wrong with a lunch at Shakahari. We've blogged our love of this place many times before, so I won't ramble on again - it's super. The added bonus for this trip was the sunny, daytime weather and the resultant use of Shakahari's really quite fetching courtyard area. There's not many better ways to spend a sunny Saturday than parked out at picnic tables waiting for lunch to arrive. Particularly when lunch is this:
It's called 'Green with buccatini' ($19.50), and is a durum wheat semolina pasta tossed in a basil almond pesto, with pan-seared greens, topped with shredded garlic and herb cheddar style soy cheese all slathered with a reduced lemon myrtle tomato sauce.
It was even better than it sounds - filled with fresh asparagus and broccolini, it even let me pretend I was being healthy.
Read about our previous Shakahari trips here, here, here and here.