January 5, 2010: On the Mend! Lunch with Tomo! Restaurant DNA!
Thanks to your well-wishes and positive thoughts (and the makers of polysporin antiseptic gel) I’m on the mend and should be back to playing the piccolo in no time. In the meantime, I’ve busied myself with alternate pursuits like practicing my Japanese. And, really, what better way to practice my Japanese than by having lunch with someone Japanese. Today, it was my Japanese tutor, Tomo. We went to Aki Restaraunt, one of my faves for Japanese comfort food…
Speaking of dining out, one of the places I visited while in Montreal was Restaurant DNA, a restaurant that prides itself on its thorough use of local produce – and by “thorough” I mean “thorough”. Few parts of the animal go unused. On the night we went, we were four: Lawrence, sis, Lili, and me. We decided to go with the Chef’s Menu which was comprised of an assortment of dishes, many of which weren’t on the menu. I asked the waiter to write everything down for me but he forgot and I forgot to remind him so I’m going to have to do this from memory…
Of the five pasta dishes, I had this one set down in front of me: the vegetarian DNA ricotta ravioli. It was good. But nowhere near as great as the preceding meaterfic pasta Lawrence enjoyed.
Another stuffed pasta. Don't recall exactly what it was stuffed with but I do remember that the dish was topped with crispy chicken skin
Overall, a good time and a very good meal. Only Lawrence was left unimpressed but that’s because his palate has been spoiled by all that great English food he’s been enjoying in London.
Okay, I’m off to work off those cupcakes, re-read the first draft of my script, come up with a title (any suggestions), and continue reading this month’s Book of the Month Club pick: Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I’m about 50 pages in and loving it. If you haven’t picked it up yet, GET MOVING! It’s a fairly short novel and the discussion begins next week.