Prosciutto wrapped pork loin, glazed carrot, pickled fennel, cress, almond soil, cherry gastrique, murder, Huey Lewis. (at The Graffiti Cookery)
4 Days in Portland. Fun.
Happy 2nd Anniversary R.C.M.<3
• Downtown Portland
• Old Town | Chinatown
• Floating World Comics
• Pok Pok
• Lan Su Chinese Garden
• Le Pigeon
• Powell’s City of Books
• Nong’s Khao Man Gai
• Portland Art Museum
• The Portland Japanese Garden
• The Oregon Zoo
• International Rose Test Garden
What Influences You?
I like to cook. I like graffiti. That’s it.
Lately in the GC: New Noise. There are no rules in the cooking game.
#Cooking #FoodPorn #TheArtOfPlating #WildChefs #GraffitiCookery #CookOrDie #TheShapeOfPunkToCome
Today 9.26.13: A Birthday Surf
Peace & tranquility…it’s been a good day:)
Soundtrack: “Pathetic [blink-182 cover]” - Act As If
The GC Crisp[in] Glover Trout & Stuff
Crisp skin steelhead trout, roasted beech shrooms+tri-color string beans, herb roasted heirloom tomato, enoki shrooms, baby kale, the GC Shoryuken! sauce.
*Pairs well w/ punching out Biff Tannen & over-acting.
Date Night: Sbicca
Del Mar, San Diego, CA
It’s San Diego Restaurant Week aaannnddd we totally forgot about it until the last minute. Made reservations at this place we walked by every time we had a beach day in Del Mar. Surprisingly A-OK…
- Gazpacho - Heirloom tomatoes, basil, olive oil*
- Coconut Shrimp - Pineapple salsa, orange marmalade*
- Sumac Dusted Striped Bass - Bulghar wheat tabouli, morroccan relish*
- Grilled Tri-Tip - Sweet potato mash, asparagus, maitake mushrooms, salsa verde*
- Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding - Tahitian vanilla bean gelato
- Coconut Panna Cotta - Grilled pineapple, toasted coconut, caramel rum sauce*
- Imbibe - Some sauvingnon blanc from New Zealand
*Food pics poached from Sbicca’s FB page.
Topics of Convo: The Colleen & Alf new car drama. Locals. Hats. The school year so far. Reservations & some yummy looking french eats next Friday w/ the Basneys +2. Holly’s nasty poke at 333. Sexual innuendos. iOS 7. People who are afraid of change. Remaking the Goonies w/ a soundtrack by CHVRCHES = awesome. 1980s awesomeness. The crazy busy week we just had & probability of it being just as crazy next week. Escaping the craziness w/ date nights. Wondering the relationship status of the couple at the table across from us who ordered the exact same dishes in each course: Perfect match or boringly unadventurous? Listening to “Africa” by Toto on the drive here & singing our lungs out during the chorus. Embracing our place in humanity as true nerds. Embracing our inner cheesiness. Living in the moment is different than collecting moments, I like both but prefer the latter. Briefly talking about sad situations involving family members that we don’t want to dwell on. Drug trafficking in the Humboldt area & some peeps we know up there [say no to drugs y’all, that ish rots your brain]. The arrogant dude trying to liquor up the lady he was w/ & loudly announcing to surrounding tables that he was a rich & completely stereotypical DB just by his actions & conversation topics. Our 1st few months dating each other & looking back on it how awkward we were. Looking thru old photos, bday & valentine’s cards from our early days together before dinner…sheesh we were young & immature…but we’re still immature;)
9.20.13 #DateNight soundtrack: “Dead Oaks” - Now, Now
[Sidenote: Our server talked like & looked like a clean cut version of Jay from Jay & Silent Bob. We chatted about the new AirDrop option in iOS 7 & how he went to a restaurant earlier during restaurant week & was served a salad the size of a Thanksgiving turkey & how ridiculous, in a bad way, that was. He was a cool dude & nice bloke. Initiative: #CollectMemoriesNotThings]
The GC Fakie “Scallops” Frontside 180 to Crooked Veggie Grind Salad
Seared king trumpet mushroom “scallops” & strips, roasted baby carrots, red pepper grilled baby corn & tri-colored string beans, green leafy stuff, garlic+shallot vinaigrette, sesame+hoisin sauce.
More cooking tomfoolery here: www.facebook.com/TheGraffitiCookery
Date Night: The Lion’s Share
Marina District, San Diego, CA
You know date night is gonna be rad when the drive down to a fave restaurant of ours turns into a mobile shake your bum dance party soundtracked by cheesy music. We nerds…
- Bruschetta - Seasonal offerings…tonight was uni
- LS Deviled Eggs  - Espelette, Caviar, Truffle & Prosciutto, Quail Confit
- Steak Tartare - Smoked farm egg yolk, crispy leeks, granny smith apple, sherry vinaigrette
- Lamb Bolognese Fries - Parmesan, fine herbs
- Antelope Sliders - Red onion marmalade, smoked gouda, mustard aioli
- Imbibe - The Hunter Thompson: Pineapple infused rum, mezcal, agave & raspberry syrup, lime, bitters [for her] & I’ll Be Your Huckleberry: Aged rum, lime, tamarind, sriracha bitters [for me]
Our fave spot for adventure time eating & looking at rad decor, like prints of people in different eras in history but with animal heads eg Napoleon w/ a lion’s head…
Topics of Convo: Classroom hijinks. Brayden’s new glasses & new saying “I just don’t care!” Good times skateboarding downtown when I used to live in Banker’s Hill. My wife’s love of hats & how I love the way she looks wearing them. Indiana Jones. VSCOcam. My all time fave picture that I’ve ever taken is the epic kiss of Dawn & Dylan I’ve named “In Fair Verona”. Lil dude’s brag bag & poetry party. His rad teacher this year. The awesomeness of the dishes we had tonight & how the ingredients are so different than your average eatery: Uni, caviar, quail confit, lamb, antelope. The lamb bolognese fries giving carne asada fries competition for being the tastiest fries dish ever. Drinks w/ cool names: I’ll Be your Huckleberry. Val Kilmer. Tombstone. My wife’s 1st ever perfect parallel parking on the 1st try. Brownies. My stance on drugs: Just say no. My habit of putting on the hood of my hoodie when exiting a restaurant…dork. Trying to figure out the reason 4 really hot girls were sitting at their table w/ no dudes in sight: Girls night out, bachelorette, really hot lesbians? Holly asking My wife how we do date nights every Friday & wife’s response being: We don’t spend money on material things we don’t need, basically Tyler Durden’s diatribe in Fight Club [she doesn’t buy expensive bags, shoes w/ European names nobody cares about, etc & I don’t buy man crap, guy toys, car stuff, etc…well maybe cooking stuff;)]. We spend money on things we both love to DO together. She even told her our mantra: Collect moments not things. And knowing is half the battle…
9.13.13 #DateNight soundtrack: “Restart” - Little Daylight
[Sidenote: We hate motorcycles. The husband of someone we know about, thru different friends, died last night in a motorcycle accident leaving her & kids husbandless & fatherless. My uncle died a couple of years ago & my wife’s cousin last year. Life is short. #CollectMemoriesNotThings]