Lazy Springtime Lunch at T. Cook's
But even still, with a meeting to get back to, my colleagues and I got a nice middle-of-the-week respite with lunch at T. Cook's at the Royal Palms. We sat on the back patio, where there was a burbling fountain, some shady spots to sit, and geraniums in bloom. It was so pretty it was almost unreal.
All three us us ended up trying the lunch combos, which seem like the best way to approach the rather lengthy menu (or, for me, to slightly alleviate indecisiveness). I had half a reuben (not bad -- liked the spicy sauerkraut) and a cup of silky lobster bisque, topped with lobster-fennel foam.
One of my companions ordered my second choice, a "B.L.T." with braised kurobuta pork, tomatoes, and arugula on ciabatta. Do you think they gave her enough potato chips?
For $14 apiece (plus an extra $6 for my pal's chicken), it wasn't a cheap lunch, but it was definitely an affordable way to experience one of the city's prettiest restaurants.