Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eat my computer links

i just stumbled across this blog and it is the most delicious, delicate, beautiful piece of artfully documented work ever. damn you know what, i bet it's that fancy camera she has, damn it all i need is a fancy camera and i'd be set. if i had a fancy camera, i'd hand pull my own noodles too...

seriously. amazing amazing!!! like step by step cooking instructions with side by side images, close up shots, presentation shots, multiple shots of her eating her creation... while im like... uh.. here's the last bite of that broccoli cheese croissant ....

Kimchi Roe Udon

omg in the last 24 hours i have made 8 frozen udon units worth of this kimchi roe udon. it is sooooo yummy that i actually made it THIS MORNING so i could bring it for lunch. so this is a super quick meal, cause as i'm chop chop chopping up the garlic and kimchi, i turn the kettle on to boil the water cause i basically just pour hot water over the noodles to unstick them in a vat. Fry everything else in a pan, and then just mix the noodles til they're all smothered in delicious spicy butter roe goodness.  And the ingredients are so simple too. udon (i like the frozen udon the best), garlic, kimchi, roe, dashi, and butter.  So to recap, the last 3 meals i've had were kimchi roe udon. haha.  not to disgust anyone tho, i was also feeding other people each time... so 7 meals, 8 udon packets, not too bad! ... so to recap again... 8 portions of kimchi roe udon. 8 udons, 1 stick of butter, 1 container of kimchi, 2/3 roe container and bulb of garlic... as amazing as it tastes, i am totally u'done for the day.  

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pho 88.

Here is my opening line. Could you get better Pho elsewhere? Pho Sho.

Anyway, we all went for Pho after the soccer game, and the one uptown here at 5197 Yonge, the Pho 88  is open til Midnight daily (so their banner says), so that's always a draw.  My friends all seem to love the one downtown, but that's probably cause they're all drunk when they're eating there. Cause... honestly... meeehh. I mean i'll eat it, it will take a lot for me to spit it back out if i already put in the effort to open my mouth. And I'ts not horrible, but it's not the best PHO SHO!

Here's a pic from the back shooting front.  I've been taking interior shots lately im not sure with what purpose.
Here. started with the spring rolls. thoughts. meh. i'm a fan of the crunchy skin with a bit of chew, the spring roll did over an ok crunch and chew but the insides were really mushy. like it was pre-chewed for me by old toothless vietnamese ladies working in the back.

I got the Pho Rare Beef Medium, P05 I think, i think it's like 6 bucks or something.. as you can see, the presentation is like, here's a ball of noodles and plop, next!  Seriously, doesn't it look like the beef wasn't actually meant for this noodle soup but someone accidently dropped some slices in there, and they were like, let's not bother to pick it out... she'll think it's a bonus.  If you want to refer to my LEMONGRASS post.. in comparison the beef was so tender and plentiful. just a shame. a shame!

Well. that's it. I did walk by some tables and their dishes looked nice and colourful but i kinda suck in that i don't stray too far from Pho, or lemongras chicken/pork on rice, and spring rolls... hey at least i know what i'm expecting!  However, Pho 88 does have a redeeming dish, from what I've experienced and that's their Deep Fried Banana with Ice Cream. I know... it's deep frying a banana, but man they can deep fry a banana.  I like my bananas cut in lil pieces so the friedness covers the most volume, and the batter has to be light, and it has to be cooked enough that the banana melts when you bite into it, you dont think it's a big deal, but in the last 5 tries for the perfect deep friend banana, all those elements were f*ucked up!  Pho 88 has it nailed.  So props to you on that. 

Oh Geul Buh Geul Korean Restaurant on 5320 Yonge St.

One of my lifelong goals (i'm just realizing how sad this sounds as i am typing this), is to patron all the restaurants between Yonge and Finch (my old hood) and Yonge and Sheppard (my new hood!)... I love my neighbourhood, there is so much great food, apparently it's the new Korean neighbourhood, but there is tonnes of everything else, chinese (dim sum, northern, bbt etc), indian, schwarma places, japanese places, mexi. italian, street food, etc! I only wish I started this blog earlier to start the documentation process sooner! But it was only a matter of time before i revisted this awesome Korean place, Oh Geul Buh Geul (or as my friends call it, OGBG for short). It's a homey place, great food, nice little korean aunties servicing you, with LOTS of free sides... sold!

So here's the entrance on Yonge, it's next to the 24 hour Korean joint Owl, if you're more familiar with places you can pronounce...
Here's the inside, i kindly removed these dude's face since they kept starring back when my flash went off... whoops!!! So you can see, they have a couple of booths, some tables, and if you're really special you can dine in the party room downstairs next to the toilets... i advise against that one...

Here's a picture of the menu... there was 5 of us, 4 boys and one me, who eats like a boy so let's count 5 boy stomachs, so you can put in perspective the amount of food / cost.

Here's a pic of the awesome sides I was talking about... 10 FREE SIDES!!! (im not even counting the doubled pancake!) changes everyday, but from left to right you get some sort of potato green onion pancake, some sweet mayo potato pasta salad, kim chi, spicy pickled cucumbers, repeat pancake, tofu, bean sprouts, spicy bean curds, awesome marinated potatoes, that's a dish of garlic so not a side, glass noodles, and some sort of greens.  Make sure you bring a korean friend, cause you can get them to refill dishes.. which i can never seem to make happen :(
So we started with this lemon chicken dish, i'm not generally a fan from other versions, but found myself munching nonstop on this one, the lemon isn't overpowering, it's just... tasty and the right amount of tang and sweet, and probably cause the layer of the lemon sauce just coats the deep fried chicken, i don't find it overwhelming like the chinese variety.

Here's 2 hot sexy pics of the main, we got the table side BBQ pork in korean marinade, and here's a non-flash and flash pic... haha. We had them cook it in the kitchen since we didn't have room on the table, but  cooking it table side is fun too, it's like a meat sauna, and you can remember your meal til laundry day...mmm bbq pork scented clothes... This is a portion for 3, we got to feed 5 and it was plenty for sure.

So they also bring out lettuce, garlic, this bean curd paste, and these marinated spicy greens, oh and rice! as you can see, i forgot to put the rice on in the picture, but you make your own rolls, and stuff your face with it, or however you want to eat it.

The bbq pork also came with your choice of soup, we choose this tofu seafood soup, super delicious! and there's a tang to it that really cuts the fattyness of the pork.

all done! I hope you enjoyed my play by play of my Korean BBQ dinner! 
So to recap, we ate til we couldn't eat anymore, and for the 5 of us, the damage was... $14.00!!!! I love this place.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Most Excellent BBQ is Most Excellent. @ Richlane Mall, Richmond Hill

Another awesome little place by my work in the always giving Richlane Mall , 9425 Leslie Street 16th Avenue Richmond Hill, Ontario, this lil BBQ place: Most Excellent BBQ
Me and Chris always come here for a good generous fix of most excellent meals for lunch. There's always a line (for take out), which is sign of a good thing, like one time i was sitting there eating and just watching the line, there was a constant line of 4-5 ppl from when i sat down to eat til when i finished.

The sit in meals that we always get are either $5.99 or $6.99, the $5.99 includes 1 type of meat (like bbq pork, roast pork, roast duck, sausage, soy chicken, the usual Chinese bbq stuff), on rice, with a side of steamed veggies, plus a soup, plus a drink (pop, soy milk, or tea).  With $6.99 you get 2 types of meats, or what I got was the BBQ duck in rice noodle soup, plus greens, plus drink.

There's a framed picture of jean cretien eating there, so it must be good if he's opening his sideways mouth for this!

$5.99 BBQ Pork Meal

my $6.99 Duck on rice noodle soup dish!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gems off the Coffee Truck

The Coffee Trucks stops by the office every day at around 10:30AM.  I remember when I first started, it was a novel thing to me, and kinda awesome. A magic vehicle of food, that comes to ME! Everyday! I was a frequent customer for sure and gained probably 5 pounds that week cause I flipped out and tried everything.  Not that I have stopped gaining weight from the "Gut Truck" as my compadres affectionately call it.  From disgusting Monte Cristo to a teaspon of chili on the chili dog, the chicken souvlaki served on a hot dog bun, chicken roti, beef roti! (you'd think having it once was enough), veal parmesan (dumbest move ever, since I don't even like veal to begin with, but the rubberized melted cheese seduced me, the whore!).  Ah, and not to mention the calorific and sodium mine of the Jamaican beef patty. My co-workers get these everyday, they're not even that good!.... But its cheap, and filling, and that's about it.
mmm spicy beef water

I've moved on to my staples. Their soups (from beef barley, to chicken noodle, turkey and rice, clam chowder, I've tried this all yes), mainly their Chili, which is more like spicy beef water.  I like spicy beef water, I actually think it's pretty good.  Today they were all out of chili, and my options were 1. Split Pea 2. Cream of Chicken 3. Navy Bean. And all sense yelled out to say, WALK THE F* AWAY SAVE YOURSELF, but I was hungry, and I was outside anyway... To walk back in empty handed was just lame.  So I went with option B. Cream of Chicken.

Was I surprised it was disgusting, no... That it was one giant jabba the hut slime discharge... Nope... Did I eat it and enjoy every bite... I sure did.  Does this make me disgusting. Probably. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Dinner: Burger Bar and Wanda's Pie in the Sky @ Kensington Market

I bought these Groupons to Burger Bar on around College and Spadina, on Augusta in Kensington Market, Toronto, $9.00 for $20.00 and figured out it was a good day to use them today. So we headed down, for a much anticipated burger experience...

The website main page features a saloon door, so i figured it was gonna be western themed, it was kinda like a Disney Thunder Mountain themed restaurant after the Apocalypse... beer bottles everywhere, canvas door separater, news paper place mats, vintage western movies playing on the lcd, it's most likely i'm not hipster enough to get the ironic decor.

the sodas are like organic pop, costs almost $4.00 a pop, from the starters menu, we went with the $8.00 chilli fries... again, it's probably cause i'm not hipster enough to get it, but promised was chili with melted provolone cheese over fries...ok someone was mighty stingy on the cheese, and the chilli was more like fried beef and the beans were hard... a huge disappointment since i was envisioning chili fries in the pics below:

The Burger Bar Menu was the main reason i bought those group, "hand made & cooked to order" certified organic burger.
I was almost seduced by the: The OMGTMJKM Burger  (oh my goodness this might just kill me)
8oz pattie w/ chili, a fried egg, blue, brie, chevre, bacon and an onion ring on whole wheat, but went with the more sensible choice of the The 6 Cheese Burger with Cheddar, Smoked Provalone, Gruyere, Blue, Brie, and Chevre.  The 6oz is $11.00, of course i went for the 8oz at $13.00.. hehe.

I had the panko crusted onion rings on the side for $4.00... if I had known, i would have had the full size version for $5.00, and it would've come in the same bowl as the chili fries. Which I rather have a full size of the onion rings cause they were really crunchy and yummy.
As for the 6 Cheese burger... I thought it was pretty good, the bun was nice and chewy (coulda been warmed up but whatever), but i would definitely rethink my greedy choice in putting all 6 cheese on 1 burger, it was like they were all vying for my attention, and i didn't know which way to turn, the chevre and blue cheese forced itself on my tastebuds, and the brie definately slobbered all over my mouth, but i have no idea where the other guys where. 

Here's a nice side shot of the 8 oz... mmm thickness....

My man had his own 8 oz with cheese, bacon and carmalized onions, he complained his burger was dry since it kept crumbling on him... thought it was oohhhkay...

and then.... the bill.  $54.81! before the groupon... *shakes head*... oh i didn't mention, that the service was horrible, at one point, we were menuless and 3 girls were just standing around the bar, it took 2 of them to help get one customer his take out order... so don't you dare Cheers! me! but seriously 2 mediocre burgers with 2 pops, and chili fries totally does not warrant this price tag... I still have one more $20.00 groupon since it originally stated 1 per person, and later changed to 1 per table... 

So to sooth ourselves we headed down the street to Wanda's Pie in the Sky (i think i make better pies....) for some cappo's and pies... 

Apple Crumble (wish i had some ice cream)

Cherry Pie (nice and tart)

probably wasnt the smartest decision since i was already stuffed after burger bar, but you can't argue with a gluttonous piggy. oink. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sad New Year for friends of the sea and of feathers :(

I guess you can’t go anywhere without hearing about this Animal Apocalypse (or according to the psychic on the radio this morning, the Acropolis… should be more like dead lambs on a pit)
But anyway, aside from the signs of impending doom, 2012 Mayan Doomsday predictions, Alien conspiracy theories, Government Conspiracy theories.. .. it’s a lotta dead seafood!!! =( and blackbird pies. sums it up with this list of facts and theories:

Where: a 30km stretch of the Arkansas River near Ozark, about 200km northwest of Little Rock in the US.
What: 100,000 drum fish washed up along a 32km stretch between the Ozark dam and a bridge in Franklin County. Local authorities were alerted to the deaths last week and have since collected samples from the affected area.
How: Keith Stephens from the US Game and Fish Commission said fish kills happen every year, but the size of the latest one was unusual. He suggested some sort of disease was to blame.
"The fish kill only affected one species of fish," he told CNN.
"If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish, not just drum fish."

: Beebe, a community of 5000, northeast of Little Rock.

: New Year's revellers in a small town noticed something other than fireworks falling from the sky as up to 5000 red-winged blackbirds rained out of the darkness onto rooftops and footpaths and into fields.
One struck a woman walking her dog. Another hit a police cruiser.
Birds were "littering the streets, the yards, the driveways, everywhere," said Robby King, a county wildlife officer.
"It was hard to drive down the street in some places without running over them."
How: "They died from massive trauma," said Game and Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens, citing a report from the state poultry lab where the birds were examined.
Some speculated that a bout of bad weather was to blame. Others said one confused bird could have led the group in a fatal plunge. A few spooked schoolkids even guessed that the birds had committed mass suicide.
Beebe police captain Eddie Cullum said "For all the doomsdayers, that was definitely the end of the world."

: The second unexplained US mass bird death happened in Louisiana where carcasses littered a stretch of highway near Baton Rouge.
What: 500 birds were discovered dead in Pointe Coupee Parish.
How: Olivia Watkins of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said: ”We sent samples to a lab in Missouri and are waiting to get some results.”
The birds - a mixed flock of red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles and starlings - may have hit a power line or vehicles in the dark, Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian Jim LaCour said. Two dozen of them had head, neck, beak or back injuries.
Dan Cristol, a biology professor and co-founder of the Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies at the College of William & Mary, said the Louisiana birds may have been ill or startled from their roost.
“They don't hit a power line for no reason,” he said.

: A snow-covered street in southern Sweden’s Falkoping,
What: About 100 jackdaw birds were found lying dead on the road, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported.
How: Local veterinarian Robert ter Horst speculated that the birds had fallen from the sky after being frightened by fireworks set off late on Tuesday.
However, the cause of the jackdaws' deaths was disputed after a truck driver claimed he was responsible.
Christer Olofosson, a rescue services worker, said the truck driver claimed he saw about 70 live birds on the road on Tuesday, saying he ran over the lot of them and did not think it was a “big deal”. He later realised it had attracted attention, not only in the Swedish media, but also abroad.
Police told the newspaper the majority of the jackdaws involved were not "physically damaged," which would contradict the truck driver's account of events. Mystery.

: Kentucky, US
What: Kentucky wildlife officials say several hundred birds were found dead in the western part of the state. The grackles, red wing blackbirds, robins and starlings were found last week.
How: No reason has been discovered or given yet.

: Little Bay and Waikawau Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
What: A "carpet" of hundreds of dead, mostly eyeless, snapper washed up on several Coromandel Peninsula beaches on Tuesday, leaving people mystified.
Auckland resident James Hughes spotted the snapper floating close to shore after children rushed up to him and his friends holding some of the dead fish, the New Zealand Herald reported.
"We spoke to boaties coming in and they said there was a carpet of them floating in the water."
How: A Department of Conservation official told Mr Hughes fish in the Coromandel area were starving because of weather conditions.
"That's just completely untrue. This was something deliberate and it's just wrong," Mr Hughes said

Where: Thanet, Kent, England
What: 40,000 dead velvet swimming crabs, or “devil crabs” washed up on Thanet beaches. Tony Childs, Thanet Coast Project Manager, told the Daily Mail: “We had a crash in numbers last year and we hadn't expected such a large population.
“As happens with the circle of life in nature, we expect the crabs to be naturally dispersed from our shores very quickly by our local seagulls.”
How: The cold weather in Britain has been blamed for the deaths. "We are hopeful the crab population will soon recover," said Mr Childs.
The Daily Mail reported that the mass crab deaths made up 95 per cent of marine life affected by the cold snap.

Where: Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, US
What: The Baltimore Sun reported an estimated two million spot fish died and washed up on the shore. The dead fish are mostly adult spot, with some juvenile croakers.
How: State officials are investigating but suspect it was because of the near-record cold. Agency spokeswoman Dawn Stoltzfus said spot are susceptible to colder water, she said, and normally leave the upper bay by now. They were perhaps late getting out.

Where: Coast of Paranaguá, Brazil
What: At least 100 tonnes of sardine, croaker and catfish have washed up on beaches over the past week, Parana Online reported.
The President of the Federation of Fishermen's Colony of Parana, Edmir Manoel Ferreira, said at least 2800 fishermen depend on the daily seafood.
"We are experiencing a very sad situation on the coast," he said.
How: Authorities took samples to verify the reason for the deaths.
Biologists have explained the deaths could be because of a possible increase in the concentration of algae that produce toxins. This increase may lead to death in some species, such as sardines.
Water samples taken from the bay showed elevated levels of two species of toxic algae.

Where: Port Orange, Florida US
What: Hundreds of dead fish floated around the waterways near homes, WFTV reported, surrounded by swarms of pelicans and buzzards.
Kayakers on the creek told WFTV they'd seen fish around every bend and it appeared to be one of the most extensive kills they had seen.

I ate his liver with edamame beans and a nice... green tea

Ew... Monk fish a friggin ugly looking fella. I forgot to do my penny for comparrison cause this thing is friggin huge! However, as ugly as he looks, his LIVER is delicious!!! (Pic courtesy of my Sunny Supermarket at Leslie and Finch!)


my awesome cousin Link took me to this Japanese restaurant in Stevesten, Richmond: Ichiron Japanese Restaurant and it was the first time i had monk fish liver and it was... kinda frigging awesome. My cousin is kind of a food snob, ok not kind of, he's self proclaimed, and when it comes to Japanese, he frequents only 3 restaurants in the lower mainland. Last time i was in vancouver, he took me and my other cousin, the food is awesome, and we ate like crazy (thanks cuz!).  It's Japanese run, so it's got all those Japanese elements... like cleaniness and simplicity, and super fresh. 


So I come back to Toronto, and here's a pic of the steamed monk fish liver, with daikon and ponzu, that I had at this new izakaya place: Tsuki Izakaya on 5182 Yonge St. Toronto that opened up by me. I'll try to get the name when I pass by it. But it's around the yonge and sheppard area. This version of monk liver was pretty tasty, but it could have been fresher, and it really deters from the full enjoyment of letting the morsel melt in your mouth, when there's a scent of blech in it. The experience at this new place was pretty good, it's a little more expensive than Guu, however, Izakaya is still a rising phenomenon in Toronto, so there's less to choose from.  The chef came out to bring us a comp'ed dish, deep fried salmon in sweet and sour vinegar -served cold, he was like, you picked very unusual dishes, have you been to Japan? I should have said, no, i'm from Vancouver! he would have understood. 

We also had the tuna tataki with tofu sauce and ponzu jelly. What exactly is tofu sauce than mashed up tofu, it didn't really add anything to for me, also the tuna was a lil dry on the outside.

Other dishes we had, that I didnt take pics of cause I was busy eating, was this braised black cod dish in special soy with daikon, which was great actually, the pieces were big, and flavour was warm and considerate.. haha that's something that would totally be said by the actress on iron chef. "tastes reasonable, yet concerned...", had a basic udon, and a spicy tuna roll.  The bill came to around $60 bucks, we had no drinks, so I think it's a lil pricey izakaya place for 5 dishes, but then again, beggars... have no money...and can't be choosers... unless you have a voice of gold,

For another Izakaya treat, check out my Guu Church review as i get to check out 6 out of 7 Guus... damn it why do they keep opening up a new one once i think i've finally checked them all out!
For Guu Gastown in Vancouver check THIS out

And for another near by review just a couple of blocks down on yonge, the new Raa Izakaya Sushi and Sake Bar  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Power of BONG!!!

This dynamite roll will not be contained!!! and for $5.98 for a ginormous supersized logo of a dynamite roll, come'on, this is pretty impressive! That's why Sushi Bong is my Toronto go-to for a sushi fix.  
Located at: 5 Northtown Way North YorkON M2N 7A1, or 5 minute drive from my house, or a 12 minute walk...
Torontonian Vancouverites like myself, and my friends, for sure have a hard time finding suitable, respectable, cheap, sushi places to call home.  Thanks to my lovely stef lung who introduced me to this hidden gem of a place, i've been regularly dining here ever since!

It's a shoebox of a place, can seat the most... 10-12 people, most people come for take out, and it's always busy. 

if i had a video, the sushi would be shaking cause it was like, i swear a pound. Here's the inside of a dynamite roll

Here's the inside of a california roll

The Udon + California Roll was a combo at $8.95, you have your choice between seafood and chicken udon.

Bong Sashimi: $10.40
This is their - for one - sashimi meal! 

I had to use flash, because my hands kept shaking and the pics kept blurring... hehe

The rolls were so heavy i tried to carry it to the table and the styrofoam ripped. hehe

Gyoza: $4.50

Here's the whole meal - for 2. for $33 bucks, after tax! 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Last feast of 2010

Yummmm... looking back at these pics right now is totally getting me all hot and bothered.

So for New Years, my friend Jess booked reservations at this awesome French restaurant, Bodega on quaint lil 30 Baldwin Street in Toronto.  It's totally romantic vibe as it's set in this old ass house, or as the reviews put it in a way more eloquent manner:
Intimate and elegant...with the inimitable casual elegance and 

ambience that can evoke Paris 
in a plate of cassoulet.

Toronto's Fifty Best Restaurants

There was a Prixe Fixe new years menu that i kinda studied before arriving to the restaurant, i was gonna go with the lobster bisque, some sort of white fish that i've now forgotten, and phyllo wrapped lemon cheesecake... that all went out the window when i arrived and saw they had a limited a la carte menu available... FRENCH ONION SOUP!!!! my only weakess!!!! 

French Onion Soup Gratinée $9.00
So, since it was a nice classy place, i didnt want to embarrass everyone by whipping it out and taking pictures with it... im referring to my camera.... yeah, so i tried to take inconspicuous berry shots...

This shot was to show the crazy cheese strings i made with my yummy cheese, i could have taken a better pic, but i just kept eating it..... i swear there was at least $5.00 worth of cheese on that top. 

Pan-Seared Scallops And Prawn Ravioli with Saffron Cream Sauce And crispy Onions $13.00
mmmm saffron cream sauce??? pan seared scallops??? PRAWN ravioli??!!! yeah i realized i just retyped the whole menu item in different order, but seriously, who is not SOLD! by that, plus crispy fried onion!!! it was quite delectable for sure, again, if it wasnt such a classy place i would have licked the plate.

Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli With Bleu D'Auvergne And A Green Peppercorn Cream Sauce $19.00
So time for the entree, you notice these are now actual camera pictures, cause my gf whipped out her camera, and i figured, if she can do it, so can i! I was kinda in a ravioli mood, plus, love butternut squash ravioli and i thought, ok i ate 2 appetizers... i should have a smaller entree. i am also a dumbass. but it was really good, the arugula was a good touch as it cut the fatty cream sauce, 

This was my neighbour's dish, it was part of the prixe fixe menu... it's a very sloppy picture because i wanted to put my camera down to eat.

Roasted Duck Breast And Crispy Duck Leg Confitwith A Sweet Potato And Bacon Hash, Winter Vegetables, And A Blueberry Vinaigrette $28.00
me and my date took a bite of his meal and totally jizzed in our pants, separately of course... i mean, just repeat the menu item in slowly... cause that's all i can really do to emphasize how awesome this is. the duck skin was totally crispy and mr. mcfatty duck is such a flavorful animal, but the juices kept in this breast, just exploded with every bite.  The Duck Leg confit, i just let it melt in my mouth, i mean it's slow cooked in fat, and then fried in fat. The blueberry vinaigrette added a sharp sweetness to it, and ok sweet potato bacon hash, amazing. will def be going back for this again.

Raspberry Sorbet 7
 This was my date's dessert, a delicious tart raspberry sorbet, or as i also see it, pink alien uni boob. 

Lemon Cheesecake Baked In Phyllo Pastry
So this was part of the prixe fix menu... it looks like a volcano ready to explode with deliciousness... in my mouth... that sounded wrong. but so right.

Classic Vanilla Crème Brulée 7 
And for my dessert, a nice creme brulee, i always seem to go towards a creme brulee, i love tapping that hard sugary carmalized top.... ok why does everything i say sound so dirty.

Anyway! this concludes my last meal of 2010!  It was an awesome awesome dinner! I just entered to try to win a free meal, cross fingers to hope i win!