Thursday, August 10, 2006

Back for more

We went to our favourite restaurant last nite before going to see The Phantom of the Opera, a gift from hubby's parents as an anniversary gift. As always, the food is impeccable and a steal. We both went for the menu prix fixe, and at $30 per person, what's not to like?

Hubby started with the borscht, and their borscht is amazingly sweet and tasty. He went for one of their specials for the day, bison stroganoff, and he said that was very yummy. For dessert, he had their signature cake, which looked very, very good.

I decided to go with the lox stuffed with crabmeat lobster, and that was only because they didn't have the elk and zucchini starter. The entree was lobster tail which was completely surrounded by tons of scallops, shrimp, mussels and prawns and vegetables in a lightly curried cream sauce. The lobster tail was sitting on top of a seafood risotto which was to die for. I joked with hubby that this was so unlike the chinese way of serving lobster; this one was out of the shell, and the shell was just there to raise the meat up. I ended my meal with the tiramisu, but couldn't finish it, it was just too decadent.

We both had tons of our entree to take home, which means we basically got two meals for the price of one. Guess what's for dinner tonight?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A different sort of fusion cuisine?

I gave DH a bowl of borscht to take for lunch yesterday, as well as a container of yogurt for coffee break. Later that evening, I asked him if he ate his yogurt, and he looked at me incredulously and then made a face. I asked him what was wrong, and he said, he though the yogurt was the sour cream to go into the borscht, and he wondered why the borscht was so sweet. It was vanilla with peach flavoured yogurt, so it probably put the borscht taste over the edge.

On a grosser note, did you know that having large amounts of beet will give you a different,
but just as interesting, effect as eating asparagus when you do your bathroom business?