Let’s see, it’s only been 2006 for five days and I’ve already managed to break to my post-holiday diet (Well, extremely healthy eating plan, really) with a plate of sheep’s milk ricotta gnudi and a slice ginger cake at the Spotted Pig. But oh, GOD, was it worth it. I also tasted the spiced lentils with crispy parsnips & creme fraiche and the prune & armagnac tart– everything was just out of this world. Also cool is the fact that they actually have a head chef who is not only female, but who used to cook for Kensington Palace (where I once had high tea) as well.
All of this is to say that, if you’re reading this from anywhere within the tri-state area, you should take me out to dinner there immediately. It’ll be fun because you’ll get to watch me try not to giggle when I order the ”gnudi.” I guess it’s no worse than when my friend Ali, a gnocchi fan, gets flustered and asks waiters for ”nookie” instead.
Damn is it going to be a good week. Why am I so excited, you ask? Well, let’s see.
a) Richard Foreman’s new show Zomboid opens Thursday night. Yay!
b) The Golden Festival starts on Friday night. Double yay! I’m planning to go on Saturday to see Zagnut Orkestar and Slavic Soul Party, and will probably have to stay the whole night to see a band that bills their music as ”electro- Romany” go on at 2:30 a.m. But really, how could you pass that up?
c) I’ll enjoy yet another 3-day weekend thanks to MLK Jr. Day. Triple yay!
and last but certainly not least,
d) To tide me over the next few days while I wait for all these exciting things, I have a ton of my famous parmesan risotto waiting for me in the fridge. For some reason it was a *lot* more fun to make than it usually is, so I got that too.
Guess that mostly explains why I’m in such a damn fine mood at 10 a.m. on a Monday morning… Hope your week is shaping up to be as fantastic as mine…