Wednesday, May 27, 2009

birthday treats

Matt's birthday was last Friday, and he requested sushi at Muramoto.

Matt's: ecuador - tuna, yellowtail, avocado, jalapeno, scallion, tempura crumbs, spicy sauce

mine: broiled miso marinated black cod, sautéed bok choy, cauliflower, eggplant

Then, we went for a delicious dessert at a Madison standard, Ella's Deli.

a small corner of the busy atmosphere at Ella's

grilled walnut pound cake sundae with fresh vanilla custard, hot fudge, and whipped cream


Gone. Happy birthday, dearest.

Monday, May 25, 2009

ks treats

Wow. It's been a month since my last post. I've been really busy with the end of the school year (almost done!) and traveling. We went to Kansas for a long weekend and had a great time with all our friends there. And we also ate A LOT.

Lunch: we tried The Burger Stand at Dempsey's. If you live in the Lawrence area, I very highly recommend you go there. We can't eat any other burgers for awhile. These were that good.

Matt's: Kobe burger with pickled red onions, truffle butter, and microgreens on brioche bun

mine: blackened patty with Maytag blue cheese, Granny Smith apple chutney, and microgreens on brioche bun

Truffle Fries: potato fries tossed in truffle butter and Parmesan cheese with roasted garlic/Parmesan sauce, homemade cherry-pepper ketchup, and guadillo chili dipping sauce

Everything was unbelieveable. We had amazing wine at our friend's family's vineyard in the afternoon. Then, dinner: THE best onion rings from Free State Brewery. We had been craving those for some time. Unfortunately, no pictures.

Dessert: one of our favorite Lawrence restaurants, Pachamama's, with one of my all-time favorite desserts.

Molten Brown Sugar Cake with seasonal berries, fromage blanc sherbet, berry coulis, crunch, and almond tuile

And this was all in one deliciously hedonistic day!