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?