From my last post and all your suggestions, seems like there are a lot of Indian dishes I’ve yet to try. Thank you for opening my eyes. Buddycakes if you’re reading this, we need to do this again soon!
Last weekend the hubby took our kiddies to Vancouver to visit my in-laws so I had the whole weekend to myself. I stayed back to attend this friend’s stagette. We’ve been friends since high school(at least 15 years). For any new readers, that’s me on the left but this picture is probably about 3 years old. Boy I miss my long hair.
There was a wide spread of food. I can’t show the stagette cake up close for obvious reasons (or many other pictures for that matter) but it’s the blue one in the middle that’s “covered up”. I put that piece of paper on just for this picture. This IS a G-rated blog you know 😉
Check out this gelatin cake, isn’t it beautiful? Yummy too.
Our bride-to-be getting ready to open her big surprise.
Can you guess what was in the box?
Little sister who flew in from Toronto the night before. How sweet was that?
What did you think it was, a stripper? G-rated my friends, G-rated ;-).
There is a $10 fee just to enter, but think of it as paying for live entertainment. You get to request songs on this piece of paper and they’ll play the songs on two pianos (hence the name Dueling Piano Bar) and sing them live for you. The entertainers were spectacular! Well worth the $10 I’d say.
Two of my friends and I shared these malpeque oysters. I love raw oysters with Tabasco sauce. Are you a fan of oysters, sashimi or cooked? How do you like to top your oysters?
We also shared the Red Piano Fries which is a mix of yams, yukon gold and sweet potatoes. Not bad, but I thought they could have been crispier. They were a little bit on the soft side for me. Flavor wise they were good though.
I ordered the roasted Artichoke Stuffed Tomatoes: beefsteak tomatoes rubbed with blackening spice, stuffed with portabello mushrooms, artichoke cream and collared green pesto and served with dirty rice and daily vegetables. It was pretty good and I finished the whole plate. The only complaint I had was the tomatoes were a little bland, but that could just be me though. I’m not much of a tomato fan but wanted to try something different other than ordering the same stuff every time.
One of my friends had the Shrimp Scampi: sautéed prawns in garlic-lemon crème sauce with diced tomatoes, fresh herbs, angel hair pasta and vegetables. She was kind enough to give me a taste. I like my pasta with lots of sauce so as good as this was, there wasn’t enough sauce for me.
Another friend had the Filet Black and White: house cut 8 oz sterling silver beef tenderloin, cajun spiced and finished with alaskan king crab butterand demi glace. I had a taste of this as well and would definitely order it the next time I come here. The beef was cooked to perfection. I’m a medium rare kinda girl, how about you? How do you like your steak done?
Here are the live entertainers. You can see the two pianists sitting facing each other each with a red piano each.
Here’s the bride-to-be trying not to get into trouble with the law 😉
After dinner the ladies voted on going clubbing for old times sake. This two in my mind stands for I’M TOO OLD TO BE CLUBBING!
Well, it was definitely one of those nights where ten ladies with very high heels ended up limping out of the night club and all the way to our cars. I was never a clubber and I never will be, but for you my friend I will miss out on Vancouver and dance the night away if it means I get to spend some quality time with you. Can’t wait till your special day so we can partaye some more!
On Sunday I had a whole day to myself again so I had lunch with a friend at Joey’s Tomato, went shopping, came home and did the laundry, vaccuumed and swiffered the floor, washed the dishes, mowed the lawn and made Greenola created by the awesome and lovely Aletheia.
I love avocados so I had to try this recipe. If you love avocados and haven’t tried this yet, you gotta give it a try. Thanks for this recipe Aletheia!
Well that was a pretty jam packed weekend I’d have to say. I’d add pictures of my Sunday but this is a pretty long post as it is already. Hope you’re all having a lovely week. Until next time friends and family.