Thursday, December 24, 2009

So this Christmas I asked for a Colonoscopy and man was I in for a treat! Really coins the meaning of starting fresh for the new year. Now I just have to behave eating wise. Anyway while fasting for two days all I wanted was a pork roll egg and cheese on a wheat bagel, with that yolk oozing out on to everything..... pure heaven. After holding my nose while trying to drink 2 liters of icky liquid it finally happened. Im a clean colon gal but the best news of all when the doctor showed me the printed report (in full color which is now hanging on my fridge with pride) "Rebecca, we discovered a WHOLE almond in there!" Just wait till you see these pictures, too good. Other than the nut everything is good more testing for the next weeks to come. Looks like I'll be in Jersey long enough to get that bagel! Now more sociable news.....

January 17-22 & Jan. 24-29
about 119 restaurants offering $35 three-course dinners or lunches for $20

Already set for FARMiCiA Dinner with Family
Dinner Menu

— Starters —
Capellini & Sauteed Tofu roasted tomatoes, red chili, mint, crushed pine nuts
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake green goddess sauce, baby greens, potato sticks
FARMiCiA Salad lettuces & garden vegetables, croutons, herb vinaigrette
Beet & Fennel Salad fresh orange-rosemary citronette, young greens, French feta
Crabmeat & Asian Pear Salad almonds, lemon-mint dressing, lettuces, creamed avocado
FARMiCaesar Salad romaine, egg-free dressing, croutons, Parmigiano Reggiano
Tuscan Grain Salad organic spelt, chopped garden vegetables, lemon-basil vinaigrette, arugula, ricotta salata

— Entrees —
10 Ounce Rib Eye flame grilled, chive mashed potatoes, sauteed greens & bleu cheese butter
Boneles Pork Chop honey-garlic grilled, maple mashed sweet potatoes, bacon braised cabbage, Dijon sauce
Meadow Run Farm Chicken Breast herb-roasted, sweet corn polenta, farm green beans, basil salsa verde
Duck Breast crisped skin, sun dried cherry glaze, native grains pilaf, sauteed sugar peas
Yellow Fin Tuna lemon-olive oil grilled, garden beans & red potatoes, tarragon-caper aioli
St. Peter Fish classic saute, lemon thyme butter, pan roasted potatoes, sauteed spinach
Wild Alaskan Salmon pan crisped, roasted beets, lentils, Swiss chard, creamy herb sauce

Roasted Eggplant Cannelloni Italian grain & home made ricotta filling, roasted tomato sauce
Mexican Hot Pot roasted squash, tofu, black beans, peppers, cilantro, jalapenos, grains, coconut, pickled cactus
Mushroom Risotto Croquettes truffle mashed potatoes & celery root, Swiss chard, mushroom fricasse

— Desserts —
Local Orchard Fruit Crisp brown sugar streusel & vanilla bean ice cream
Classic Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee citrus flecked shortbread cookie
Rich Bittersweet Flourless Chocolate Torte chocolate ice cream & fudge sauce
Sorbet with a freshly baked cookie

Other Top Choices of mine all of which have heard amazing things would be:

1. Friday Saturday Sunday
2. City Tavern
3. Chifa
4. Butcher and Singer
5. Amanda (owned by the newest Iron Chef Garces)
6. Supper (AGAIN it was that good!)
7. Porcini
8. Pub & Kitchen (someone take me a date there PLEASE!)
9. Twenty Manning
10. Xochitl

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