mmm-yoso!!! is just a humble blog. We talk about what we ate and where we ate it and maybe what it cost. We tell you if we liked it or not. Today, Cathy is talking about what she ate...the food was free, but the ancillary costs...oh my!
Hi again. Yes, Nordstrom has had its "spring event". My friend was invited and asked me to tag along. Of course I did, with my camera in one pocket...and credit card in the other pocket. You remember the last 'event' I went to, right?
In general, Nordstrom is a high end clothing and accessory store which rewards its best customers by closing the doors and allowing only the best (i.e. big spenders) ones to attend these twice a year happenings, (close to the Christmas holidays and Mother's Day), for easy shopping while serving adult beverages and fancy snacks. On a 'regular' shopping day, you can eat at the Nordstrom Cafe inside the store. These 'events' are catered.
I really got all of my purchases into this one bag, since silk does not take up much space when folded or thrown on the floor...and I ate a lot of goodies in between making those purchases. I started out the evening with a melon martini- a sip already taken before the photo... The server told me it was vodka with melon liqueur and you can see, a melon ball was in the glass. Very refreshing.
Then I moved on with a miniature barbecue chicken miniature mini teensy slider..which was unusually tasty. (The napkin it is placed on is 4 inches square).
By far, my most memorable and favorite tasting food of the night was the orzo pasta, with Kalmata olives, cherry tomato halves (richly flavored cherry tomatoes, I might add), artichoke hearts, with a lemon oregano dressing and topped with crispy feta cheese bits.
There was supposedly a S'mores dessert, but I never saw it being handed out. I don't crave chocolate, but I do like marshmallow, so I was a bit disappointed, however I managed to get to the Godiva shop and bought a serving (four) of the candied orange peels dipped in dark chocolate ($2.25) to bring home to The Mister.
Of course, I hit the coffee bar before driving home....
The store holds these events twice a year and I can't wait for the next one in December.
Nordstrom. Nationwide locations listed on the website.