Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Restaurant Week Summer 2011 - 43 North

Guess what! I'm not feeling too wordy lately. So, here are some pictures from 43 North during Restaurant Week:

"Amuse bouche." Jess says, "Well, I'm amused!" Come on, man, that's FUNNY. It was also sort of greasy, and I don't remember what it was. Sorry.

Bread with European butter and olive oil powder. Food is complicated sometimes.

Watercress Salad: Pineapple, goat cheese and hazelnut.

Chilled Tomato Soup: Pressed melon, salsa verde and olive oil

Bounty of Vegetables: Truffle spaetzel, malt, barley and hazelnut. Hahahaha! BOUNTY!!!

Game Hen: Gnocchi, wild mushrooms, sorrel and mustard caramel.

Benedictine Cheese: Carr Valley, shallot fig conserve and red quinoa cracker.

Tamarind: Passion Fruit, cilantro and coconut

There were a couple of delicious vodka drinks. And they gave out a $20 off dinner coupon, so yes, I will go back.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

There is a Farmers Market Across the Street

And there's a lazy lady who can't remember to charge her camera battery and is subsequently using her cell phone for all pictures these days.

Monday, July 25, 2011

This Is How We Do It (Kentucky Road Trip & Wedding in 48 Hours)

This is how we get our nails did. And this is how we pick out shoes to wear in the car.

This is how we pack the car. Fancy clothes and hats everywhere.

This is how my father sets up an office in the backseat and works for 6 hours of the 7 hour drive. Included: paper clips, manilla folders, and a stapler.

This is how I get through the morning - three cups of Bob Evans coffee.

This is how Dad manages to eat healthy even whilst on the open road.

This is how we have a late afternoon snack in the hotel bar once we arrive.

This is how we coordinate without planning and walk around intimidating all the men in the room.

This is how we turn the rehearsal dinner into a dance party.

This is how is just how some of us are.

This is how we rock a rehearsal dinner after party.

This is how we eat breakfast the next morning. And this is how food can be helpful when some of us are feeling the effects of the after party.

This is how we run into dear old friends by chance.

This is how we put on our wedding makeup while still in the bed.

This is how we wear our shoes.

This is how lovely they are.

This is how we drink at a wedding. Plus fifty or more.

This is how we dance at a wedding.

This is how the Mother of the Groom brought enough bellydancing scarves for the whole crowd.

This is how he does it.

This is how she does it.

And this is how we end the night.
This is how we do it.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Italy #5: The Photo Series

You know what happens when you go through all 900 or so pictures from your trip to Ireland and Italy? You get a little dizzy and you see a lot of colors that probably aren't there. But also, you start to notice some common trends. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves this time, because...well, you'll see. Words would take away from the wonder, I think.

Photo Series #1: Throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain.

Photo Series #2: Dad using his arms (or foot) to show how big things are.

I am my father's daughter.

Photo Series #3: Dad admires food on the street.

I think that's all I have to say.