Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Really Exclusive

You want to know what frustration is? Trying to follow those online driving directions. You know what's worse? Trying to follow those online driving directions to find someplace that is particular about who finds it. Being confused in Dallas traffic is not a good thing. We shot U-turns and turned quickly without signalling. We had finally pulled to the side of the street to call for help when the phone rang. It was our breakfast host who "talked us in" to the Mansion on Turtle Creek. What an elegant place! But don't look for a big sign. It's great for celebrities who are looking for a hideaway and a little anonymity, but tough on those of us who aren't "in the know." Frustration aside, the breakfast was wonderful. The juice of the day was watermelon-strawberry -- yum. This was followed by a Hazelnut Brioche French Toast. Think I'd like to start every day this way. Our table, tucked into a sunny alcove, overlooked the new veranda -- a charming space which must look magical at night with twinkling Mexican, punched-tin lanterns hanging from the branches of large trees. The restaurant is located in the what was originally a mansion and many of the decorative elements have been retained. I loved the ornately plastered ceilings and beautiful stained glass in the Chef's Room. After such a lovely start to my day, I felt like a celebrity!

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