I got some very good gifts. A book on restaurants in NY and a Frankie subscription. Nice one.
We gave each other very strange cards both of which featured things on heads. I’m not quite sure what on EARTH was going on with Rob’s card. Why the woman is holding fish? Why she has a lobster on her head? I suppose the same could be same for mine. In any case, I like them. A lot.
Instead of going out for dinner, which can be kind of unexciting on a Tuesday night, Roberto offered to cook me dinner. A fancy dinner. Well, I kind of suggested he do so, but he agreed and took to the menu planning with gusto.
I did get the champagne. Well DER.
The only request I had for the menu was TASTY. If there is one thing he can do, it’s tasty FANCY food. The man loves to style a dinner plate at any given chance – even nuggets get the treatment with a fancy smear of tomato sauce. The girls are usually unimpressed. I do like his dedication to his craft though.
Entree was tuna tartare. I KNOW! He used my scone cutter to make it round. Fancy!
We’re talking a layer of avocado, then the tuna tossed in olive oil, S&P topped with coriander. The sauce was a mirin, sesame oil, olive oil, wasabi scenario and it was VERY good.
Am currently married to a lumberjack. And he’s OK.
Best bit about eating dinner at home and not a restaurant is that you can totally ask for seconds and get a whole other serving. What can I say? Am piggy.
Then came the main. Chang Mai PORK BELLY. Cooked on the BBQ with some kind of delicious dripping sauce and a come what may green papaya salad. Meaning that he could not find any green papaya so used bean sprouts instead. It was AMAZING.
Even had some extra pork belly too. Washed down with an ice cold chardonnay and then followed by a Cadbury cream egg (I was on dessert) it was the perfect meal. I think I’m going to suggest some more of these dinners – beats getting a babysitter!
Thank you Rob. It was a magnificent feast!
I’m sure I missed something in these recipes, if you have questions I can direct them to the chef.