Local Spot Prawns, Butter Poached with Prawn Bodetto and Kaffir Lime Leaf
Rising C Ranch Citrus with Avocado and Hearts of Palm
Raviolo of Sky Valley Pastured Egg and Celeriac with Parmegiano Reggiano
Wagyu Tenderloin with Foie Gras Sauce
Praius Chocolate Souffle with Vanilla Crema and Candied Citrus
Carmelized Meyer Lemon Tart with Blood Orange Marmallata and Creme Fraiche
Plus, an optional and superbly chosen wine flight culminating in a Vin Santo paired with the Chocolate Souffle. The Italian Chardonnay paired with the citrus salad just about revised my disenchanted perspective on Chardonnays. (They inevitably taste as if they've been kept in oak for the better part of century. Not this one, though.) More about this meal and the nature of food and cooking tomorrow.
Quote of the Day:
"The mountains were tumbled about, in a thousand fantastic ways."
-William Makepeace Thackeray, writing of Connemara in 1842
You can see what he meant here. And if you haven't read Vanity Fair, what are you waiting for?
Ever since Foxessa put me on to WWOZ last week, I've been investigating their DJ's recommendations of the top New Orleans' CDs of 2007. I've got some stuff on order that should start trickling in next week. Stay tuned!
He's red and she's blue. Diane Mapes explains the pitfalls of dating someone who is your political opposite. Hey, we knew all along that liberal girls were more fun.
It's Friday, so it's also Coach Gibbons day. Today's routine:
1000 meter row
Five sets of:
15 dumbbell dead lifts (two dumbbells @ 35 pounds each)
15 kettlebell swings (35 pounds)
100 feet of lunges
Three sets of:
Row sprints designed to maximize power generated. Four strokes to build power, then five, six, and seven strokes at at least 200 watts.
Three dive bomber pushups
I'll leave you with the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's "Valentine's Day." It's a beauty.
Killian Heard: Sound Grammar, Ornette Coleman. 78 years old and the guy hasn't lost a thing, either as a composer or as a musician.