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What did you eat last night for dinner?

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

  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    now that looks like a delicious plate of food.
     
  2. SField

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    no, that's totally cool with me. This Christmas I just had dinner with my mom and dad, because the big family event will be on New Years Eve...

    we did something weird... everyone picked their one favorite food and I made it.

    Dad was eggs on toast with caviar, mother was cacio e pepe, I picked roast squab. weird meal I guess.

    I used brioche and beluga for the eggs, and that was good.
     
  3. ChicagoRon

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    Seriously - where did you get beluga?
     
  4. b1os

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    Curried champignon sauce with pasta tonight. I snapped a pic but I don't upload it because it looks pretty weird. Yellow/brown/green ish don't look too good together. It was tasty nonetheless, curry and champignons go together pretty well.
     
  5. Teger

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    chicagoron did you like the peking duck? it's probably the best chinese restaurant i've been to, but haven't had the chance to go for a few years
     
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    back when I lived in Rockville (ok, a bunch of months in 2007, I suppose not really "living" there) there was a chinese place that I really enjoyed, but the name totally slips me. I suppose I could use google maps to figure out what it was based on sight, but I'm lazy.
     
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    NOTHING! We made Belgian waffles, fresh strawberries&blueberries, mimosas, bacon and sausage for breakfast and I only ate it for the fact that it was delicious. At this point my holiday surplus is such that I could stop eating for days and hardly notice. Of course we've already planned to go out for fabulous dinners at least two more times this week! uhhhhh.... :spew:
     
  8. SField

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    my dad.

    It was obviously a pretty special occasion.
     
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  9. ChicagoRon

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    The place I went was Hunan palace in Gaithersburg. Love the duck there. Service was lacking... They were overwhelmed by the holiday crowd and after The Inn At Little Washington, anyplace was going to suck in comparison.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
  11. impolyt_one

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    Katsu Rules Everything Around Me

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    When my friend from the Czech republic had a cold last winter, I told her she had a bad case of the shnitzels.
     
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  14. SField

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    That panko crust looks insane. I wish I knew where to get something like that in LA.
     
  15. impolyt_one

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    That was Maisen, a Tokyo institution for tonkatsu... I think the crumbs are probably a nice day or two old milk bread loaf, crusts off, then run through a processor to get the nice long and compacted crumbs. The middle flour dredging is very thick and pillow-y and then they usually fry katsu at two temps and rest them quite a while here. Maisen has a semi-open kitchen and you can see a huge tub of cutlets resting when coming out of the high-temp finishing fry.
     
  16. foodguy

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    come downtown. suehiro makes a really nice katsu.
     
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    A Swiss fondue with half of Vacherin and half Gruy√®re... with a cup of tee and some white wine... No dessert !!! [​IMG]
     
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    Went to the restaurant "Jus" as we still had some groupons that soon expire.

    Amuse gueule was disappointing. Some tomato, mozzarella, pesto, zucchini. The tomato didn't look too fresh, the zucchini was oddly flavored.

    Holsteiner cow carpaccio (with rucola, parmiggiano and capres)... well, I'm not a huge fan of beef taste, so didn't like it a lot. Probably wasn't prepared too bad.

    Edit.. forgot one course...:
    Spaghetti with truffles. Boring. Seems like they only shaved truffles on the pasta and didn't use any in the sauce itself. Also, no use of truffle oil, so pretty .. boring.

    Braised veal cheeks with balsamico onions, potatoes and "Spitzkohl" (not sure how it's called in English). Not good. Onions were *far* too sweet. The cabbage was poorly seasoned (they threw a dozen different herbs and bacon in there - you were unable to taste the cabbage) - and, surprise, too sweet. The cheeks were tender. The sauce - glace - was overly sweet, too and probably a little too thick.

    For dessert some wild berries (one blueberry was still frozen), topped with passionfruit sorbet and "vanilla foam". Odd dessert for this time of year. How about chocolate, cake, nuts, caramel...? Also... nothing special. The passionfruit tasted very similar to an ice cream you can buy at the kiosk.

    Overal like 3/10. The service was friendly, the wine ok (but a little pricey, often 250% of retail). The food for that price is just not good enough - there are far better alternatives. Still, they have 4/5 stars at qype. :confused:
     
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    Pasta with pesto.
     
  20. impolyt_one

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    Ate Hainanese Chicken Rice and we set our friends up on a blind date, and then they went off.
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    Then me my and lady went to an izakaya and ate and drank more.

    at this izakaya we had
    -a mizuna and bartlett pear salad in a typical Japanese salad dressing that was lighter on the soy sauce and more emulsified, worked quite nicely on the pears
    -some saucy little cherry tomatoes and truffle salt
    -tofu with some sort of mince meat sauce on top
    -tamagokakegohan (raw egg on a bowl of rice) - this place does it with only egg yolks, and then shaves a little mound of black truffles on top for you. They were not the best truffles I've ever had, but the idea was really interesting and it was good to eat. It's like, this ultimate cheap Japanese comfort food that everybody eats, and then truffles on top - but it works just like a risotto.

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