Living Well with a Bad Diagnosis - Lung Disease

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

An Adult Dinner Out in the World

Thank goodness the dinner reservations were early. Traffic was not horrible, we arrive 20-minutes early, found a parking space and had ordered a cocktail for Michael before British Don arrived via Uber. It was a lovely dinner in a beautiful room with superb service. He was impressed, and that's a big deal!

We chose the three course option. Don and I had the same appetizer and main course: Salt Cured Foie Gras Torchon with Pears, Duck Prosciutto and Toasted Country Bread then Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Belly with Champagne Braised Savoy Cabbage, Maitake Mushrooms and Fingerling Potatoes. Michael began with Seared Foie Gras with Caramelized Onions and Apples then Pan Seared Scallops with Cannellini Bean puree, Garlic Confit, Tomato and Basil.

But wait, there was more. The boys ordered their desserts: Lemon Souffle Cake with Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta and Raspberry Sorbet and Cheesecake with Mixed Berries, Creme Anglaise and Strawberry Sorbet. I chose four cheeses from the cheese cart and shared them with the table.

Then, they brought a special chocolate cake filled with ganache with a candle in it for Don and a plate of eight small bites of other house-made candies.

Along with the check, they gave each of us a beautifully wrapped Pumpkin Cake filled with something glorious for BREAKFAST! Or, as our waiter suggested, we could eat them on the way home if we were still hungry!

We drove Don home along the Embarcadero, watched the lights on the Bay Bridge look like shadows of fish swimming along, felt like we were adults being out late on a weeknight and full but not stuffed. Satisfied. Thank goodness for small portions!

Today? I am looking forward to rehab class and a light breakfast, light lunch and eggs for dinner! Tonight, I have the Irish Fiddling rehearsal in anticipation of Friday's gig. Another full day.

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