You know those restaurants that you drive by and each time you do you dream/wish/hope that you get to eat there soon and then you go home and look up the menu online and then have dreams about what you would order? (It is always refreshing to know that I am not alone and that you guys do crazy stuff like that too) Well, this is how I have felt about Communal in Provo.
Billy and I were able to go do a restaurant review here and we were both in heaven. Everyone at Communal was so friendly and I absolutely loved that their food is all from local farms (except for the fish….silly landlocked state that I live in). Their website even lists what farm each food comes from.
I am rubbing off on Billy and he copied me and had the raspberry lemonade. I felt spoiled to be drinking lemonade that actually had fresh raspberry pieces floating around in it. This is random but when I look at Billy in this picture it looks like it is a picture of his back and he is faced the other way?
They brought out delicious bread with butter and we ordered the whole roasted artichoke topped with cheese, bread crumbs and roasted tomato sauce. I haven’t had an artichoke since I was 10.4 years old (yes, I remember exact dates of the last time I ate something) and this one was incredibly delicious especially because of the bread crumbs.
Communal is a sharing type restaurant and for our main course we ordered the pan seared salmon topped with sea beans (SO SALTY and delicious) and wild mushrooms, the pork shoulder with coleslaw and watermelon, the grilled sweet corn with lime butter and cilantro and the sautéed asparagus with red onion and parmesan. Waiters always think that we order too much food and will take half of it home and they are always pleasantly surprised when they come back to the table and I am licking each plate to get ever morsel off, we really like food. My favorites were the salmon and the coleslaw but honestly all of it tasted so fresh and perfect. I will now salivate each time we drive by this restaurant.
We were really full at this point but when the server described the butterscotch pudding with cookie crumbles, strawberries and whipped cream I knew it would be worth it to stuff myself even more. I only have around 37 more days that I can use the excuse that I am eating for two and I will be using that for every meal until I have the baby.
Before the picture I had a bunch of stuff stuck in my teeth like I normally do and Billy came up with a brilliant idea to prevent this problem from happening again. He wants me to spray my teeth with Pam cooking spray every morning so that things don’t stick to them as easily. I told you he is smart.
Any Utah residents reading, you have to try out Communal and don’t forget to invite us with you because if I find out that you went without me…..
The other highlight of our day was going with my sis and her kiddos to a gymnastics training gym. You could find Curly putting on more chalk every five minutes because you clearly need that for things like the balance beam and vault.
I would like to introduce you to my husband the monkey.
There were some really talented break dancers there practicing and curly decided to interrupt their practice and show them how it is really done.
My other niece doing backflips over Billy. I struggle trying to figure out shutter speed. Don’t be surprised if you see my nieces in the 2020 Olympics for Gymnastics.
I felt like a kid in a candy store with 48 cavities that is not allowed to eat the candy because I guess it isn’t safe to jump on trampolines and practice my uneven bars routine when I am this far along in my pregnancy. Instead I just took 230 pictures and put chalk on my hands to feel like I was part of the gang.
I was especially jealous of the balance beam races.
What was the last restaurant that you ate at? Any restaurant that you drive by that you are dying to try?
Can you do any cool gymnastics moves? Any tricks on the trampoline?
What are you having for bfast today? Once again I am sick of oatmeal and I am in need of some delicious new ideas.
Best restaurant dessert you have ever had?
-I told Billy in between each bite of the butterscotch pudding that it was my favorite dessert ever.