Hi, guuud moooanin’! The clocks are set back an hour, the evening skies get dark a little quicker now and my body is asking for winter insulation. Who am I to deny my needs, right? I know everyone has some sort of body issue one way or another (myself included) but sometimes you just need to be a little mindless and indulge. This weekend I gave in to all of my cravings and indulged like tomorrow wasn’t promised. Needless to say, i have no regrets!
Half/half Prosciutto di Parma & Formaggio pizza / Parmigiano reggiano risotto / truffled spaghetti with Wagyu meatballs.
Cold and rainy nights I find are the best evenings for carbing up. Whether it be a steaming bowl of creamy rice or flavorful pasta and perfect crusted pizza- it’s the ultimate comfort food for a cozy evening in (or out in our case). Great company, great carbs, my ideal night.
Crab cakes w/ in house slaw / prime rib x baked potato with the works / buttermilk fried chicken w/ creamed corn / creme brulee
Sometimes it’s nice to try something new (and fancy) but just bc a joint is known for their steak doesn’t mean you can’t have something else! B opted for the prime rib and of course, in true Veeezy fashion I settled on Buttermilk fried chicken as soon as my eyes read it on the menu. The creamed corn was a great balance with the crunchy chicken and dinner wouldn’t be dinner without something sweet. Creme brulee was the obvious choice (isn’t it always?).
pork dumplings / steamed dumplings with consumme / taro cakes / shrimp dumplings / BBQ pork pastries
After a long night of partying (forget the odd hip swaying here and there, we’re talking about full on body thrashing, pelvic thrusting, fist pumping action) – theres not much that will satisfy the mind and spirit besides dim sum. I call this the comfort food for Asians, everything is either fried or steamed (mmm grease) and always piping hot. The variety is spectacular as well, perfect for a scatter brain like myself. Kirin is a bit fancier as their dim sum is menu order only, i’m more of a push cart type of gal but after the previous night of complete debeauchery – i’d eat just about anything.
And if you’re wondering what preceeded that much needed dim sum meal – I was out partying with my TOML crew and enjoying the music of Benny Benassi.
Had to show my east coast homies some love! Thanks to Anna, Ray and Joe for an epic night xo.
And now concluding last night’s end of weekend meal-
Homemade hot pot, did you think this wasn’t going to be included in my epic weekend of eating? Aw, come on now. There’s nothing more fun than active eating with friends and family, especially when it’s on a rainy cold Sunday evening. As you can tell, I’m really milking this weather to my benefit and it doesn’t seem like I’ll be stopping any time soon.
Take the time to indulge in food, friends, and good company. Whether it be a cheat meal or a night out on the town – our lives’ happiness are made of small pleasures, it’s important we keep that pleasure bank full and fed. A life without these small joys is a life not really living at all, now is it? Go enjoy yourself today, you deserve it. xo.