Better Late Than Never
Sorry for not getting a post up last night!! Yesterday was crazy. We had the game against the Lakers and Bobcats won! Then a few of us went out for some drinks. Let’s just say someone [aka ME] had a bit too much to drink and passed out as soon as I got home. Gosh, I haven’t had a night like that in a very, very long time. And with how I’m feeling today, I now know why it had been so long.
So a recap of yesterday’s events.
I took a few pictures of work thangs…
I shaved some fennel for a salad.
I love how light and refreshing shaved fennel is!!
I cut the ends off a watermelon and it looked like three hearts.
How fitting for Valentine’s Day.
A few salads of the night…
Watermelon Salad: Watermelon, orange segments, shaved fennel and radish, mint, balsamic reduction.
The ingredients were out of season so this salad has potential when watermelon is at it’s ripest.
Frisee Salad: Frisee lettuce, macerated grapefruit, dried cranberries, spiced almonds, citrus vinaigrette.
This salad was a surprising favorite.
Fingerling Potato and Leek Salad: Roasted fingerling potatoes, caramelized leeks, arugula, toasted pine nuts, lemon, basil.
Those small fingerling potatoes are so damn addicting!!
The dining room was screaming Valentine’s Day. A customer had a bouquet of flowers delivered to the restaurant and staged on a table.
I never did see who sat at the table and if she was surprised. One year we had a proposal in the dining room. It was all kinds of “cliche” and not my sorta thing, but it was cute, she said yes, and he was happy. When I say it’s not my sorta thing, I’m mean that I’m not a fan of the whole public proposal thing. I guess I’m more of private, personal person when it comes to that sort of stuff.
In the spirit of things, we had a Valentine’s Day dessert table.
We had assorted dessert shooters.
Chocolate mousse, creme brulee and a yogurt, granola and berry shooters.
We had a whole assortment of mini pastries and petit fours.
In addition to that, we had ice cream, cherries jubilee, bananas foster and a chocolate fondue station.
Complete with plenty of dippers.
Kitchen Update: Today was day 2 of the renovation. They are hoping to finish up tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Of course pictures will follow when it’s done and I start to load all my stuff back in.
Speaking of that, anyone have any awesome kitchen organizational tips?? Leave a comment if you do! I need all the help I can get!