Sunday, October 14, 2007

Guess Who Went For Dinner?

Checking in to say we went to the most divine restaurant tonight. They're having their annual "Harvest Festival", with a special menu of all local ingredients. Here's what I had.

Final Cut Farms' Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bisque with crispy yam chips.
Oh my freaking frackness this was possibly the best soup I have ever had. It was served (pardon me, "finished") with drizzled cracked pepper cream. DIVINE.

Curried Chicken Stir Fry (from the regular menu, not the Festival menu)
Lots of delicious crisp vegetables perfectly cooked. There was broccoli, julienned carrots, onion....let's see....Oh, and bell pepper, and mango and...maybe cauliflower? Nary a trace of the oiliness or mushiness so common with stirfry.

Poached Anjou Pears and Plum Cobbler with Housemade Pumpkin Ice Cream.
I'm wiping away tears of joy as I type this. They said "vanilla ice cream" but I noticed another dessert on the menu had the "housemade pumpkin" so I subbed it in. And oh, was I glad I did. There was also brandy and cabernet sauce. I THANK YOU FATHER FOR FERMENTATION WHICH DOTH MAKE OF HUMBLE GRAPES SUCH TRANSCENDENTAL GLORY.

My visiting sister had the Tia Maria Creme Brulee but I venture it was not as good as it should have been - I suspect the top was not so much crackly as chewy. They gave it away by serving it with whipped cream on top, of all things. But, as we know, creme brulee is hard to get right, so we will forgive and forget.

My birthday is on Tuesday, and everyone knows I love my birthday, so....

Hey, wait. WAIT A SECOND. I had my first blogiversary on September 21 and never even noticed! Wow!

All right, whatever. What I was saying was I think I'll wrassle Mr HSBoots into taking me back to that restaurant this week, for my birthday. Because I need some more pumpkin soup. And I wouldn't say no to Pear and Plum Cobbler, either.

I just love food. Don't you just love food?

14 comments:

Ames said...

I think you should go back for birthday festivities. You only get one a year.

Brenda said...

Happy birthday a day early. I think you should go back too, maybe you'll get free dessert.

But what I want to know is what restaurant? The only place I can think of that ever does a harvest thing is a particular pasta place, but I'm not sure.....

karen said...

Did I even remember your B-day last year? It all seems like a big blur....I already had you noted in my daily dairy that TUESDAY is the big day(!) - so what shall we do for Thursday's knitting nite? - to celebrate I mean....
any ideas from the birthday girl?!

Shan said...

Karen, I vaguely remember we did a birthday thing at knitting last year...can't remember what it was.

As to cake ideas for my birthday this year, whatever cake you guys want to do will be cake fine. We don't have to make a cake big deal, just getting cake together with cake you guys will be cake celebration enough.

Tabatha said...

So what is your favourite kind of cake?

The dinner sounded divine and how awesome is it that you got to share it with your sister. Yay!


Totally Off Topic:
I love the way blogger asks you to choose an identity. I want their to be more options though. I want to choose "Super Hero" or something cool.

Tabatha said...

DUH! That *their* should be *there*.

Shan said...

Gotta go with the homemade black forest, Tabatha. But I don't turn down too many cakes, unless there's a heavy amount of dessicated coconut involved.

uberstrickenfrau said...

What? first year of blogging and NO CONTEST????? oh my dear Shan, I'm crushed. pluverized. I don't think I can get out of bed anymore......oh, happy b-day too.

lizbon said...

Ooooh! Happy almost-birthday! And yum on all the pumpkin-related goodness.

chris said...

Oh my freakin frackness indeed!! Here's to a Happy, Happy Birthday with wonderful food to celebrate!

Kate said...

So, whatever we do, it should not involve cake, right? Because you don't want anymore cake, I'm sure. You'll be all caked out. OK, note to self: definately no cake on Thursday.

Kate said...

Last year was cheesecakes. But not this year. 'Cause, you know. No cakes.

Jenny said...

I so Love food!!!!
That dinner sounded superb!!!
Wishing you a fantabulous Birthday celebration on Tuesday!!!

Sandy said...

I love food - and I'm wasting away. Nausea, pain killers, and constipation do not make for any culinary enjoyments. Sad.
P.S. - so happy to be back commenting.