Monday, May 10, 2010

Parental visit

My parents are in town this week, visiting from Canada. They arrived on Saturday and we had a great Mother's Day dinner. For dessert, I made the lemon tart from Bouchon. Mine wasn't quite the same but still quite delicious. The recipe is still up on their site if you're interested.

On Sunday, my Dad made waffles for breakfast. We went to the Air and Space Museum in the morning, Ben's Chili Bowl for lunch, and then shopping at Pentagon City Mall in the afternoon.

Today, they are on their own. We had breakfast together but then I headed to work. Their plans included the Library of Congress, Botanic Garden, and lunch at the Air and Space Museum. Can't wait until dinner to find out how their day went!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Dinner at the Flying Fish Cafe

Max and I went to the Flying Fish Cafe for dinner while we were in WDW. It's on the boardwalk. A very good meal.

Max had the Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Crispy Tempura Tuna-Vegetable Sushi Roll
Hijiki and Wakame Seaweed, Yuzu Tobiko, Wasabi Foam, with Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce

I had the Salad of Local Vero Beach Arugula and Watercress, Candied Walnuts, Red Pears, Gorgonzola Dolce, and Artisanal Montegottero Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

For our main entree, we both had the Oak-grilled Maine Diver Scallops Butternut Squash, Sage, Mascarpone and Pecorino-laced Risotto di Carnarolli, Proscuitto di Parma Cracklins’

For dessert, Max had the Trio of House-made Sorbets with Fresh Plant City Berries, and Vanilla Cookies

I had the Berry tart. Delicious!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Good eating

Dinner at Jiko:

Crispy “Savanna” Rolls with Sweet Corn, Bitter Greens, Goat Cheese and Curry Vinaigrette

Jiko Seasonal Salad with Baby Romaine, Watermelon Radish, Pine Nuts and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Roasted Apple Tarte Tatin with Vanilla Sauce and Cinnamon Ice Cream

Kenyan Coffee Ice Cream with Spiced Doughnuts

Ham and cheese terrine; Strawberry tart from the bakery in "France"

Monday, May 03, 2010

A week in WDW

Max and I got back on Saturday from a week in WDW. It was fantastic - best trip ever! We had so much fun and we were there long enough that it was also relaxing, very little rushing. Plus the weather was great, not too humid for the most part and in the 70s... which is unseasonably cool for this time of year - what a blessing!

Here's some of the highlights:

Fireworks at Magic Kingdom

Parade at Animal Kingdom

Beauty and the Beast musical at Hollywood Studios

Max at Animal Kingdom

And me!