We also visited the tiny town of Banner Elk during the day.
My daytime look included a white linen cardigan from J.Jill and flat silver sandals. The white straight-leg pants by Kaari Blue™ were from Belk last year. The gray tank is several years old.
Before we arrived at the restaurant, I slipped into a pair of heeled sandals in gunmetal, similar here, changed my straw bag to a silver evening clutch, similar here, and put on my new IC Collection jacket. The jacket was a gift from my friends at My Fair Lady.
The Artisanal in Banner Elk has been one of our all-time favorite restaurants for several years.
My first course, pictured above, Alaskan King crab and shrimp cocktail.
Mr. Mickey had prawns for his first course.
These tiny bite-size rolls, fresh from the oven, melt in your mouth.
We both had the Halibut with fresh vegetables.
We shared a small chocolate ganache dessert after the meal.
Alex was a toddler when we first visited Artisanal. Now that he is nine, he loves to help his parents and is learning to be a stellar restauranteur.
We finished the evening on a bench in the park at Blowing Rock, eating a scoop of ice cream and watching the parade of people, dogs, and cars. We hope you had a splendid weekend as well.