I feel, right now, like a junkie on a really good high....
See, this weekend was good for me. Food-wise, this might have been the best I've done since the incident at St. Marks so many years ago.
Friday night, Kerrie's family came to Cinci for the Easter Holiday. We started off with a run to Ci-Ci's Pizza for dinner, then over to Jungle Jim's for a quick culinary shopping spree. I found some really good gourmet salts, which I plan to make chocolate covered caramel truffles with. After Jungle Jim's we went back to our apartment just ahead of some crappy weather. Severe Weather didn't stop us from enjoying my Lavender infused Creme Brulee with Candied Lemongrass. (I think next time I might try it with Flan though.) Boo Yaa...
Saturday was the money shot though. Kerrie and I got up early and went to Panera for Bagels and Coffee, then we went to the hotel her family was staying at to enjoy a little pool time. I, personally, just wanted to relax in the hot tub and that is precisely what I did. At 10:30am I came home and started my prep work for our 1:00pm lunch. My morning consisted of loud punk rock, hip hop and kitchen appliances; and I loved every second of it.
At 1:00pm everyone sat down for a meal that went like this...
Ginger Peach Iced Tea
Cosmo's Style Lemonade with Limes
Mixed Spring & Dandelion Greens with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette
Sourdough Boule With Oven Roasted Garlic
Skewers of Grilled Sirloin & Chicken with Pan Roasted Squash & Zucchini, Crisp Potatoes and Rosemary Demi-Glace
Orange Rosewater Ice Cream
When all was said and done, everything came out perfect. Normally I have something that goes wrong. Something that I have to compromise on. SOMETHING... This meal was perfect. Nothing about it was lacking in style or flavor. I was amazed and fulfilled all at once...
The weekend came to a close all too quickly, but the feel of working and creating and enjoying an experience like that sticks with you for a lifetime...
Quote of the Day:
Matt: I'm gonna put you in the weeds now...
Eric: He doesn't look like he's behind at all Matt.
Jay: That's 'cuz I use weed-killer on my lawn motherfucker...
Sex Pistols - New York
Rob D - Clubbed to Death
Overseer - Slayed
X-ecutioners - (Even) More Human than Human