“Join us for dinner under the stars,” the invitation had read. It’s the kind of enticement that often turns out to be an exaggeration in Los Angeles, where outdoor dining can mean a few tables wedged into a corner of a parking lot or spilling out into a busy thoroughfare with cars whizzing by so closely, you could almost reach in and adjust their air conditioning. But this time, the setting was truly magical.
The warm weather and soft breezes are finally here! We spent a lot of time indoors this winter so when the sun is out and the temperatures are north of 60, I am ready to dine outside. I recently dined at Lilly’s on the Canal in Lambertville. It’s a terrific spot smack dab in the center of town. The building is tucked behind the main street and resembles a French chateau. Of course, the first thing you notice when you walk inside is the glass display of scrumptious-looking cakes. Lilly’s also does catering and take-out. Cake aside, the best seats in the house are definitely in the back.