What did you eat last night for dinner?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    a few dishes at momofuku ssam bar

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    Charred Squid Salad

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    Roasted Stone Bass

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    Crispy Lamb Belly and Lamb Loin

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    Tristar Strawberry Shortcake
     


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    X-It Senior member

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    a few dishes at momofuku ssam bar

    Charred Squid Salad
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    Roasted Stone Bass
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    Look so yummi... [​IMG]
     


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    The Wayfarer Senior member

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    Last night I went to Eleven, the first of a chain of bars owned by Hyde Park. They've been open for about a week and specialize in applying molecular gastronomy techniques to mixology. I'm definitely keen on that concept, so I was eager to give it a try.

    My cohorts and I started with a few appetizers so not to drink on an empty stomach. Their food selections were pretty nice, lots of tapas plates, sandwiches, and hearth fired pizzas. I went with an order of warm truffled chips, which was very dense, greasy, and satisfying. I also had a few slice's of my buddy's pizza; wild mushrooms, champagne grapes, and an egg-white brushed crust.

    After that, went with their Brulee Orange Old Fashioned. What made it a brulee is that the bitters are flamed (spritzed from a squirt bottle over an open flame into the glass), giving it sort of a caramelized and toasty flavor. All the juice is freshed squeezed at the time of order, they used orange in this. Much more frou frou than what I'd like an Old Fashioned to be, but with the care that went into it and Woodford Reserve as the base, it'd be hard to dislike.

    I also had another specialty cocktail they called "The Muse." Made with absinthe, gin, more fresh squeezed orange juice, grenadine, and probably other ingredients I'm neglecting to mention. Certainly tasty, but again very frou frou for me. I got to talking with the bartender and, after discovering my penchant for classic cocktails, hipped me to the Pegu. Given how much I love my old man drinks, I'm surprised I've not had it. Gin, cointreau, fresh squeezed lime juice, and bitters.

    Overall, Eleven is really cool. Definitely caters more to a higher class of clientele, very swanky, and very expensive. Each drink was between $10-13, my truffled chips were $6.50 for a small portion, and the pizza $12 and was only 12" or so. Everything was very well made with lots of care put into the details, but not the kind of place I'd want to spend an entire evening. Given the prices, it's more the kind of place you start an evening by grabbing a drink and a tapas plate, and then head to the next destination. Or, perhaps better still, the kind of place where you can end the evening in style.
     


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    $7 Italian sausage and $5 beer at the Radiohead show. Fuckin ripoff...
     


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    Tonight was a white chicken chili, with plenty of hot sauce and a French roll.
     




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    Heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and basil from the garden.

    Char-broiled sweet red peppers from the garden.

    Broiled leg of lamb and three mushroom risotto (fresh crimini and shitake, dried porcini).

    Medjool dates for dessert.
     


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    absolutely crappy tapas. Its such a rip off in this country, and never prepared well. I'm boycotting tapas in the UK from here on out.

    K
     


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    A red pepper bisque of some sort, duck confit ravioli, and scallops.
     




  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Saturday I made a special dinner for Lish and I.

    Started with pancetta-wrapped shrimp
    Then Poblano and corn chowder
    Then Sea scallops and mushroom risotto
    then chocolate covered strawberries.

    It was really great. Got some nice wine (for myself, she doesn't drink due to underage) and it was a really enjoyable night.
     


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    Made a salad with baby romaine, tomatoes, diced chunks of buffalo mozzarella, homemade fresh garlic croutons, some fresh ground black pepper, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
     


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    Sounds delicious.

    I made Insalata Caprese (Heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil) and Ragu Bolognese.
     


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