Thursday, August 17, 2006

What I Ate

I had a pretty delicious food day today. It started boring enough, cereal scarfed down in about 2 minutes. Actually, exactly 2 minutes. I have my morning routine down to a science and get up and out of the apartment in exactly 29 minutes.

But then lunch came and the fun began. I am organizing an event at work and we are hiring a local restaurant called the Latin Kitchen to provide the food. Long story short, they sent over pork, yellow rice and empanadas for us to taste. I tasted it. Then tasted it again, and one more time to be sure. The yellow rice was outstanding, pork was bad for you good, but the stand out was the chicken empenada. It was tangy, salty, juicy, and tender - there was a strong hint of lime and spice that was utterly surprising as I normally find chicken as a stuffing pretty boring. Note to self: start eating more Latin food.

As if that weren't enough, I went to my favorite Italian restaurant, Roberto's in the Bronx. I started with sausage, cannolini beans and broccoli rabe. I'm not sure how they do it, but the broccoli rabe is soft and not at all bitter. The next course was a shared homemade ravioli filled with figs and goat cheese, topped with sage butter. Um, can we say perfect? I think I might add this to my last meal list for before I am executed. I might even forgot how much I abhor capital punishment if they gave this to me before the big jolt. My entree was veal sauteed with fava beans and porcini mushrooms. I have a rule that if fava beans are on the menu, you have to order them. Have you ever tried to peel fava beans? Not easy. Better to have someone else do it.

So here is my question for the night:

What is on your last meal list?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love reading about what people eat. You eat "3 or 4 times a day" sometimes -- isn't that normal?!

Okay, I won't even bother with my breakfast because it was totally boring. My lunch was delicious - chicken souvlaki with marinated tomatoes in a real greek pita with tzadziki sauce (I know I misspelled that - it's that garlicky cucumber yogurt sauce). It's from a fantastic place on the North Fork of Long Island called the Hellenic Snack Bar. If you're ever going to/from the ferry at Orient Point, it's worth a stop.

Dinner - grilled swordfish steak with a light white wine and caper sauce (recipe by mom); tortellini salad with a mustard vinaigrette; and green beans, slightly chilled, with lemon juice, olive oil, herbs and crumbled feta. I don't normally eat this well, but I'm visiting the rents for the weekend and they're spoiling me.

JRo said...

My first comment! The 3 to 4 times a day was a joke on the obvious. Loved your food day. The tortellini salad with mustard vinaigrette sounds amazing!

JRo said...

My first comment! The 3 to 4 times a day was a joke on the obvious. Loved your food day. The tortellini salad with mustard vinaigrette sounds amazing!