Moving YatCuisine to WordPress. Look for a few other things happening here soon, too. In the meantime, you’ll be treated to my usual foodporn and such.Read More
OK, I’ll fess up–Two Tony’s wasn’t our first choice last night. When we struck out at our first choice in Lakeview, we decided to stay in the neighborhood, and ran over there. It was a good idea!
Fried Eggplant and marinara for a starter. Not the big sticks like at Mandina’s, but cooked well. Good choice.
Shrimp and roasted pepper bisque. Good seasoning level, tasty peppers, but not spicy-hot.
Mrs. YatPundit had lobster au gratin, one of the evening’s specials. Very rich! She took half of the lobster and all of the alfredo home.
Veal Montalbano – the sauce is a stock/wine reduction, with mushrooms. Delicious!
All that and a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Tasty!
Mrs. YatPundit’s work schedule has been nasty since the beginning of the new year, so I’ve been planning simple dinners that can handle schedule disruptions. We went with seafood tonight, so it was a Whole Foods’ dinner. She had their “Creole Crabcake”, and I picked up a crabmeat-stuffed salmon filet.
The rice is a simple pilaf I made while the fish and crab were in the oven. It’s just white rice with a little holy trinity and some sliced mushrooms.
Usually Mrs. YatPundit likes the crabcake, but this one turned out to be a bit more on the spicy side. The stuffing in the fish wasn’t as hot, so I knocked it out of the fish, gave it to her, and replaced it with half of the crabcake. Win-win. Next time, I’ll have to try the Maryland-style crabcake for her.
Cava is a wonderful thing, because it’s inexpensive, tasty, and #bubbles. Nothing better to pick up one’s spirits after a challenging work week!Read More
This was the dessert special Chef Matt’s team concocted the night of our last meal at The Irish House. Yes it was as good as it looks.