A couple of months ago, I was reconsidering this whole blog thing. In truth, after 4+ years of daily blogging, I was thinking about calling it quits or, at the very least, scaling back. I was on the fence and so, elected to look ahead to my next milestone post – the big 2-0-0-0. I decided that once I reached 2000, I would sit back, take stock and choose: stop and call it a blog at an impressive 2000, or keep on going.
I thought about it. Considered. Reconsidered. And then, yesterday, a clearly disappointed Akemi asked: “You’re not going to write about my birthday dinner?”
3000, here I come!
Last night, before heading out to dinner, Akemi and I shared a little pre-dinner appetizer/birthday gift: chocolates from Beta 5, a new chocolate shop here in Vancouver. I think that Beta 5 deserves it’s own post so I’ll keep this brief: if you’re in town, go check them out. It’s worth the trip. They make a dark chocolate and cocoa nib bar that is nothing short of outstanding. It now rivals Amedei Chuao as my favorite bar.
For dinner, we headed over to Campagnola: Roma to visit Akemi’s fave chef, Jane Cornborough.
We’ll be seeing Chef Jane again very soon. She’s agreed to prepare a 5-course Akemi birthday meal at our place next week.
Today, I was downtown where I met up with blog regular, gforce, for a mini Vancouver culinary tour-de-force. We hit three food trucks and two macaron shops. Not bad for a rookie.
The secret is to keep moving, even when you’re eating. Burn off the calories as quickly as you consume, then start again from 0 at the next stop.
Thanks to Gary for coming out this afternoon. And an extra special thanks for suggesting the title for today’s blog entry.
Finally, tonight, we met up with Rob and his date (his daughter) for dinner at the Oakwood Bistro…
And tomorrow I go in for my annual physical. Talk about terrible timing. I can just imagine the results of the blood test: “I’m sorry, Mr. Mallozzi. I’m not sure sure how to tell you this but, according to these test results, you passed away three months ago.”