You’re about to see the weirdest Thanksgiving dinner known to men. Blame it on a weird couple who opted to celebrate the way they want to… just them.
There could have been no better choice than Parkview Diner. Most restaurants were expected to be closed for the holiday. As usual, the food and service was great, just like what we’re used to whenever we dine there.
Yes, I warned you… pancakes for dinner, anyone? Weird isn’t it? (I stopped making pancakes at home, so it was a treat). These were eggless pancakes, by the way.
The best part of the dinner to me was these:
The birthday dinner for our friend at Hana Sushi was great. As usual, the food and service did not disappoint.
To make things simpler, we ordered identical soup for each of us. For all the dishes below, we ordered in 2′s and we just shared. As it was, we were kind of full. Dessert was the birthday cake that we brought in with the awesome Japanese green tea.
We all went home with satisfied tummies. For more details check here.
It was our first time and it certainly is not the last. Great atmosphere, delicious food, awesome service! Not to forget the fact that the portions are big. Needless to say, we brought home food that’s more than enogh for another dinner. I barely touched my entre.
There was no room for dessert right after our heavy meal. We did the right move by going to Il Corso Bakery earlier in the day and bought a Chocolate Pound Cake. It was a perfect ending to a perfect Saturday.
Oh yes, care to indulge?
I did and I have been. I just can’t help it. This combination is delightful!
When I laid eyes on this at the store, I knew I needed to buy a jar. I figured I needed to play it safe, so one jar was enough so I can try. With my palate changing for the past 24 months, I can no longer tolerate extremely sweet treats. It has to be just the right amount of sweetness.
It does not fall into the healthy category kind of food, but once in a while I need to give in to my cravings. The addition of hazelnuts and cocoa butter to this mix makes this a delightfully decadent treat. It’s actually addicting! In the old days, a jar would have been good only for 5 days. But those days are over and discipline and will power rules.
If I have to pick a winner among these four treats, the Speculoos Cookie and Cocoa Swirl takes the cake. In fact, my inventory of the other three is still intact. I haven’t even made a dent on any one of them although they’ve been opened a few months back. I now wonder if I’ll even get to use the other jars on hand before they expire.
We almost didn’t get a table, but we were there just in time to secure a table for two. Next time, we will definitely make a reservation.
It was our first time to dine in this Italian restaurant – a quaint and cozy place (located in Long Island) where good Italian food abounds.
The service was top notch and it was great to be able to interact with the Chef, as he made the time to hop into our table. It was great to learn from him that there is a highly recommended Italian restaurant here in our neighborhood (about 3 miles away from home) which we haven’t tried yet. For him and his family to have this resto on their must-go-to list, it must be really awesome. We should make sure to visit the resto sooner than later.
Anyways, Ciao Bella made it to our Italian restaurant mainstay list. The food was really delicious! It’s too bad that I was not able to capture better quality photos. I was unable to figure out and use the perfect setting of my trusty digicam. I guess, I should blame it on the lighting in the restaurant which to me is not that camera-friendly, but definitely diner-friendly.
We skipped dessert, we were just too full. As we all know, Italian fare can be rich. We however, had our dessert at home a few hours later. It was divine! (to find about the divine dessert, check back in a few ).
I’ve been numbed and depressed these past few days. It pains me to see my country go through the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan, locally known as typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. I’ve been spending hours and hours watching the coverage on TV.
I feel so helpless, and it saddens me to no end. I’m touched with the outpouring of love and support from the international community, as well as Filipinos globally. Today, my husband forwarded me this email which is an internal communication from the Wall Street company that he works for.
For days, my husband and I have been thinking which organization are we going to forward our donation to. It ‘s been a choice between Red Cross and World Vision (we have an ongoing advocacy with this organization for years). But with this internal communication, we deemed fit to forward our form of support to the American Red Cross.
No matter how little it may be, any form of support counts a lot. We’re only in the relief/recovery stage, and I foresee that rebuilding will take a very long time.
I enjoin one and all to please extend any kind of support to the Philippines. For those who have already done their part, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. May your generosity be rewarded a millionfold. God bless!
Dining at Seeda Thai, that is. We love the food, so we don’t get tired from going back over and over again. Perhaps, we will quit dining there when we finally get to taste every dish on the menu.
The restaurant was packed when we arrived. Blame it on a half hour delay because we accidentally ran into family friends at church. We were invited to dinner at their home (they live a few miles away from the church) but we politely declined because we didn’t want to create chaos. I very well know what transpires when you have to offer and extend an inpromptu invite because it is a polite gesture, but wind up harrassed because you’re not really ready for it (but I guess this is way more appropriate than not inviting or offering a proper meal, most especially if the visit is scheduled and anticipated. I know of someone and in fact I’ve been to someone’s home a few months back and boy was I hungry for real food. that was lunch.).
A few minutes of waiting for our food ensued but considering that it was full house, we had our food in no time.
The Lobster Pad Thai would have been perfect if not for the rubbery lobster. I think it was overcooked. The noodles was perfect, however.