Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tofurkey FAIL -
First it was off to Penzey's where a few spices were picked up for friends, then off to Artesano's for some alderwood smoked salt and 18 year old Balsamic Vineger.
Future cooking ingredients in hand, it time to head off to Brugge Brasserie for food involving meat.
Tam had a T Shirt that explained things.
Conversation was good as always, books, Amazon publishing, more books, the Delta mileage perks of being an internet rock star, shotguns, geese and Old World Style charcuterie, good writers and bad writers . . .
"Brigid - "so why the fuss about this new best seller about farm outbuildings (wink to D ) . . '.Fifty Sheds of Grey".
"Tam - "I've not heard of it"
Miss D - " It's Twilight Fan Fiction with BDSM".
Tam - uncontrollable snickers
We started with the usual "would you like large fries with that", with all their dipping sauces (Dijon with Poplar Syrup was a new favorite), followed by an assortment of roast beasts, steak and eggs (Roberta X's excellent looking choice), Le Canard, more frites and cheese plates with all kinds of sausage/pate things . There was in-house microbrewery IPA, good coffee and lots of catching up as I'd just met Peter briefly once at a previous blog meet and his new bride Miss D. and I hadn't seen each other in a year, though we chatted airplanes all the time.
This was a duck confit sandwich with dried cherry and lambic compote, spicy mustard, and crispy fried leek (somewhere under that mound of hot, pepper coated frites).
Miss D ordered one of the buckets of mussels with blue cheese, bacon and white wine (they were steaming too much to get a good photo). While her husband had one of the cheese plates.
Soon it was time to leave to get to the gun store before they close to get ammo.
Finally, home to make a phone call to my Dad and a friend far away and of course, some play time with Barkley. .
"Yo Mom - you smell like Duck - you and I need to have a little chat. . ."