Archive for the ‘Celebration’ Category

Friend’s (and primary care physician’s) b-day. He likes beer, but since it’s lunch, we tried to keep it celebratory yet “functional”. The Mouse looked for a venue that served flights (smaller pulls of beer). Ended up here.


The highlights:

Initial Flight

House brew, dark beer, hard cider. The Mouse forgot what was ordered. Three pages of selection.

The Mouse’s Hard Cider

Excellent on a hot day. The Mouse likes.

Descriptions off of the menu:

Deviled Eggs

Truffle Chive Deviled Eggs Black Truffle Aioli.

Pork Shanks

“Lechon Style” Pig Wings Local Tomato, Onion, Green Onion, Vinegar.

Braised Short Rib

Root Beer Braised Short Rib Creamy Polenta, Roasted Sweet and Sour Peppers.

The short ribs? The Mouse really likes, socks off. Definitely going back for this one, not sharing next time. 😉

Brownie and Ice Cream

A bomb in a good way: Irish Car Bomb Chocolate Stout Brownie, Guinness Gelato, Bailey’s Anglaise, Jameson Caramel.

So good, we ordered additional scoops of the Guinness gelato.

The Mouse had to use up his carry supply of lactase pills, but worth it. 🙂

Happy B-Day Dr B!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Last week’s dinner, epic for The Cat.

Started with a text to Chef H, our menu choices: Caesar Salad, lobster bisque, crab cake, Vitello Tonnato (to try), lobster risotto, and souffle for dessert.

Chef responded “Looking at the menu … I say leave it to Chef.”

Ok, sigh, he has never steered us wrong.

To The Cat, from Chef

The Cat’s cocktail.

Watermelon Martini

Chef’s tasting menu: Lobster Bisque, lobster in cognac, flamed at table (The Mouse didn’t take a pic).

Caesar Salad

Extra anchovies on the side for The Mouse. Nom!

Crab Cake

Black bean sauce, tomato coulis, tropical fruit garnish.

Vitello Tonnato

Yellowfin Ahi sashimi, oven-roasted veal, white tuna sauce, pesto and caper vinaigrette. The Mouse wanted to try based on the menu description. Try try. The Mouse thinks, could’ve used a shoyu wasabi (or Coleman mustard) dipping sauce, but don’t tell Chef. Jus’ The Mouse’s Asian palate.

Yuzu Sorbet

Palate cleanser. The Mouse could eat a bucket of this.

Wagyu Rib Eye, Morel Mushrooms, White Asparagus, Lobster Risotto

Chef (restaurant) flew the white asparagus in from Holland. Jet lag. Hee hee.

Grand Marnier Souffle




Orange Peel Fire Fountain

The Mouse always loves this part.

Banana Foster

Chef loves presenting this dessert. Locally grown apple bananas.

See? Told ya epic. If you notice, all of the items listed/requested were on the menu and more. So publicly, it’s Chef’s choice menu, but The Mouse privately had some input. 😉

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sneak Peek

The Mouse still reducing pics from last Saturday epic dinner. He has been a little distracted at work. Hope to get to them this weekend. In the meantime, some non-food atmosphere pics.

Sun Beginning to Set


More Sunset View


Window View


The Place

Food pics coming soon.

The Mouse should be receiving first paycheck from the new job today, exciting.

Happy Friday.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Relative dinner. Aunty M’s pre-b-day.


New-ish place. Cuzs P & B recommend.

Fried Rice


Pork Chop


Green Beans


Roast Duck


Tree Eat Fungus Stir Fry


Water Spinach


Garlic Steak

The Mouse didn’t move fast enough to take an untouched picture, the relatives, they can be piranhas at times. Hee hee.

Clay Pot Chicken

Not quite focused, the lazy susan was spinning too fast.

Chocolate Cake

The Cat and The Mouse want to return to try the Hainan Chicken over Rice.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Roast Duck Bao Buns

Still in lunar new year eating mode. 🙂

Not Jai

Wood ear fungus, sequa squash, pork. Close enough. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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