It’s rare that I find lentils in a restaurant. Sad considering how awesome they are, but to be expected since most of the time people think they are capers when I have them in my lunch. 😦 Anyway, the one time I generally see lentils on a menu is in a lentil soup. I love a good lentil soup, especially on a rainy evening in the fall.
Last night, with the kiddo off at his grandparents, the husb and I had a chance to go out to dinner just the two of us. We chose a local restaurant that has over 100 things on the menu, including 6 soups. When I heard lentil soup as one of my options, I had to have it.
It was fantastic. Smoky, creamy, with large lentils, bits of carrots, and onions. I ate all of it without thinking about what was causing the smokiness until I saw the bits in the bottom of the cup: bacon. Vegetarian FAIL but lentil WIN.
I will be attempting to make it this at home. Expect a recipe soon!