Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bye Bye to Summer by Margot Justes

Lat weekend was a blur but a delightful blur. Went to the Highwood Art Fair and that usually means the end of summer.

The fair, a small intimate showing of left overs from the rest of the season and some new things, as is always the case. Almost got my hands on a couple of glass pieces but was too late, someone in front of me took both, and in this case the artist really was selling off her left overs. Check out Verre Visage Glass Studios at

Beautiful pieces not astronomically priced and reduced for the Last Call Art Fair. I bought a butter dish as a gift.

We stopped for lunch at Maria's Bakery, a small store front that serves breakfast lunch and dinner. I had Timbalo, a vegetarian concoction with Zucchini, Spinach, Mushrooms, Peas and Ricotta, it was nicely seasoned and delicious.

My only complaint was that the dish was served lukewarm as was the Cappuccino, where it should have been hot.

However the dessert was magnificent, fresh, piping hot from the oven, the Sfogliatelle was magnificent. Puff pastry filled with Ricotta, lemon and orange zest and lightly sweetened was heavenly. If you love Italian food and fresh baked Italian specialties, it is a terrific, place to stop for a bite to eat.

Maria's Bakery
410 Sheridan Rd.
Highwood, IL 60040

Till next time,
Margot Justes


Debra St. John said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, Margot.

With today's chilly weather, it really does seem as if Fall has arrived at last.

Margot Justes said...

It was a great day and indeed Fall is here, it's crisp, windy and today the plants are coming in.

Morgan Mandel said...

You're making me hungry!
Morgan Mandel