Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I am slowly getting better at plating.  Still wish I had the natural artistic talent to throw shit on a plate and make it look irresistible.  Oh well I'll just fake it til I make it.

Being well fed.
Who needs restaurants when your friends cook awesome meals?
Lester had us over for some delicious home cooking. 

His home baked bread which is kinda like focaccia but not.  Was really good.

pork chops in a wine glaze mmm

savoy cabbage salad

and a home made pie that has arborio rice and is flavored with safron.  Very unique.  I liked it.

Amina makes good salads.

and Drew makes awesome meals.  Fried chicken

smashed potatoes

wedge salad

green beans

cheese and morels

and delicious baked beans to complete the feast!!!

for dessert home made ice cream sandwiches!!!

amina also made me this special meal while I was working at the restaurant.  
I came home late at night to find this all saran wrapped and ready to go.

Pork chop in marsala with a side of roasted peppers and a bottle of Estrella Damm Inedit beer.  The beer from El Bulli.  Pretty tasty!!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Eating out.  Here are some crazy plated dishes from Atelier Crenn.  This is a corn silk nest with little eggs inside.  Obviously not real eggs but pearls made of something I cant remember hahaha

and the dessert dish plated with a tree.  Dont try to eat the tree.  

and our mignardes.  I dont know why I didnt take any pictures of the savory dishes but they were all very elegantly plated.

we finally tried mandarin islamic in the outer sunset.  Was okay.

tofu and green beans

beef pancake

and then theres piperade.  Was pleasantly surprised by this place.  The food was pretty good!  I think its Basque cuisine.  

love love love cuttlefish

and lamb.  you get a whole freaking rack

and duck breast.  yum o!  

then we went to an italian place La Ciccia and it was too dark for pictures. 

so I wont really even get into it.

food was pretty decent

but nothing blew us away.

but we did eat a LOT

cuz thats what we do.  Fatties.