First of all, is it just me, or is 30 Rock not funny anymore? Granted, I've only watched the first 5 episodes of Season One and then two new episodes, but the new ones suck hard.
Second of all, that time that I thought was whizzing by last post? I actually thought today was Friday when I wrote that, which it wasn't. Thus: time not whizzing by, sorry about that.
Thirdly: I think I've found the perfect green chile pork recipe.
But before we delve into those details, I must mention the finer-than-expected dinner we had at Cork tonight, and I'm not even making these dishes up:
Torchon au Foie Gras, Smoked Antelope Roulade, Elk Pastrami, Valencia Orange Coffee Jam
Butter Poached Beef Tenderloin
White Polenta Fries, Truffle Aioli, Homemade Ketchup, Mushroom Florentine
Japanese Mero (Monkfish)
Sweet Potato and Jalapeño Gnocchi, Snow Peas, Beet Sprouts, Honey Lavender Glaze
The charcuterie plate was disappointingly uneven (pastrami good, torchon OK, roulade bland bland bland), and the "ketchup" with the beef reminded exactly of Ragu brand spaghetti sauce (Pitts and I both said "Ragu" at the same time). Vinegar, anyone? Or call it something else, blatjang or whatever would change my expectations enough for this to not be weird. Something like a tomato or prune chutney would've been more interesting here.
Other than that, the beef and monkfish were both unusual and delicious, we cleaned our plates. I'd go back.
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