Jul 7, 2013

Blogging from a past life.

I don't seem to know anyone who blogs anymore.  All the blog links on the right have been dead for a couple of years now, and I haven't updated them.  If you happen to read this, please leave a comment!

I clearly don't know the difference between a CBCA Annual Return and a CRA Corporate Tax Return.  I didn't even know they were two different things.  Fortunately the CBCA Annual Return only takes 5 minutes to file, so I realized I have a whole bunch of more time to do things like update my blog with receipts I dug up from years ago.

I found a receipt from Benu from 8/18/2011.  I suspect I had it around because I wanted to write something about the food.  I probably should have back then, because I can't remember much of it now.  I can only list what was on the receipt.  I do remember that I would have liked to have tried the tasting menu.

Foie Gras
Tomato Salad
Acorn Pasta x 2
Lobster x 2
XO Chicken x 2
ALA Beef
Almond Brioche x 2
Chapoutier banyuls

I recall there being something fancy with the way the dessert was presented.

I'm pretty sure Benu was our last dinner in San Francisco, since next up in the receipt archive was Son of a Gun in L.A. on 8/19/2011.

Smoked Fish Dip
Tomato Salad
Lobster Roll
Lime Yogurt

That jogs my memory a bit.  I remember wanting to compare the $7 lobster roll to the $18 one we had at the Old Port Lobster Shack in Redwood City.  This one was much smaller, but seemed rather perfect given how buttery rich it was.

Next up was The Bar-B-Q Shop in Memphis, TN on 8/27/2011.  This was supposed to be awesome BBQ.

1 Tea
1 Water
1 BBQ Shop Special

I recall the ribs to be great, the chopped brisket to be surprisingly dry, and the BBQ spaghetti (as well as their sauce in general) to be incredibly salty.  A bit of a let down, given the rave reviews on Yelp.

The last receipt from 9/2/2011 isn't food related.  It was the the river cruise architecture tour from Shoreline Sightseeing in Chicago.  I think I kept the receipt because I thought it was a worthwhile tour.  Wear lots of sunscreen!

2 Architecture Adult $58.00

Last up in the walk down receipt memory lane, our old favourite, Cyrus on 8/19/2011.  My last meal there before they closed.  It also happened to be almost exactly a year since I had left.  Unfortunately, the receipt was not particularly descriptive.  I probably have the menu around somewhere.  While I'm busily procrastinating from purging all the excess junk in my room, I'm secretly hoping I had asked for the menu and have it hiding around somewhere.

Highlander x2
Rochefort 8
Elder Fairy
6 Course Menu
5 Course Menu
Tasting Menu x2

1 comment:

b.p. said...

This is what happens when you go out of town: you blog?! :P

Yes, my original blog link is dead, but it's because my domain name changed...!