Today was one of those bad days....overcooked red lentils TWICE. The first time was complete mush...the second time, I burnt the bottom of the pot so all the lentils had a smoky/burnt flavor. It was so bad, we couldn't serve it. Sigh. Just when I think I'm learning and improving, I go and pull an amateur move.
The bright side of my day was my dinner with Tina at Scarpetta...one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the NY. We over ordered as usual, but I ate it all and it was delicious. I went straight home to change into loose pants. I had burned the roof of my mouth at work earlier so every sip of wine and every bite of food was painful, but I powered through. Will post pictures at some point. The dining room was pretty dimly lit so they aren't the best quality.
Seared scallop with sunchoke puree and white truffle oil. We weren't suppose to get the truffle oil but they accidentally put it on by mistake! Yippee! Free truffle oil!
Ah...spaghetti....the stuff I dream about. It was just as amazing as I remember.
Duck and foie gras ravioli. I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. Had a soy sauce flavor to me....kinda weird.
Duck breast with orange glaze and caramelized fennel. The duck was great but the the garnish was just ok.
Banana budino....totally delicious. I was stuffed to the gills but managed to finish this off!