I know I said I would be doing full recaps while my friends were in town but I got a little overwhelmed the last two days. As I predicted I’ve been a little bit under the weather (not that it slowed my eating any!). All in all my friends had a fabulous visit. In addition to the fun you all saw, we also went to lunch at Serendipity, watched Up, had dinner with K’s family, and went to Museum Mile.
This morning K and C me up bright and early at 5am since their cab was coming for a 5:30 pick up. I had plans of enjoying an early morning and eating breakfast and home but the minute they were out the door I was back in bed! I found my train breakfast just as pleasing 🙂
Peanut Toffee Buzz Clif Bars are just as good as leisurely breakfasts at home.
Lunch had a fruity, summery theme. A baggie of seedless green grapes,
a Kashi Cherry Dark Chocolate Bar,
and a new seasonal Dannon Light and Fit flavor – Watermelon!
I almost always prefer plain Greek but this flavor was too fun to pass up!
Lunch was a nice “end” to the day! I taught the first four periods straight and then on Wednesdays I have lunch 5th period because we have a common prep period 6th. Well today we had a Lunch and Learn (i.e. nothing) so I was excused from common prep. And 7th and 8th period we did graduation activities so there were no classes. A few fun facts –
- We are spending 10 full 45minute periods on graduation practice over the next 2 weeks.
- My students graduate Monday, June 22. School does not end until Friday, June 26.
- In my mixed class of 30 6 students are graduating. The other 24 are attending summer school (and 3 of those students will actually be repeating 8th grade next year).
Is that not all ridiculous? Their science teacher and I are throwing a lunch party for those 6 this week.
I stayed after school to change my hallway bulletin board and headed home around 5 to run some errands. I met up with A and we weren’t in the mood to end our visitors=vacation feeling so we went out to dinner! We went back to one of our favorite spots, Stone Park Cafe.
We were in a fun mood, we ordered drinks and appetizers. I got a passionfruit champagne cocktail.
I’m not going to lie, I was a wee bit tipsy after just this one drink. It was delicious, passionfruit is such a nice tropical flavor. We sat outside for a little bit but finally got chilled indoors, what has been with this weather lately?!
For our appetizer A and I split the Knuckle Sandwich tempura lobster “knuckles,” house made potato roll, yuza chipotle dressing.
The picture shows half. I actually ate mine with a knife and fork since I skipped the bun in lieu of this.
The bread at this restaurant is so wonderful, this mini baguette tasted like sourdough, my favorite. I ate this x2 (I told you the drink was kicking in!) with real butter.
My entree choice was the Pan Seared Diver Scallops with rock shrimp, fava beans, asparagus risotto, and lobster beurre.
This was amazing. The risotto and nice and creamy, and I didn’t actually get any fava beans, but the scallops were the best I’ve ever had. They were cooked to perfection, crispy outside with a nice amount of give, and the sauce was the perfect accompaniment.
I shared 3/4 of a scallop with A and we decided this was one of the best meals we’ve ever eaten. I would say it was the best thing I’ve ever eaten, except that if I’m honest about my tastes I would have to choose one of the Pad See Eiw dishes I’ve eaten as my favorite meal ever. A thought this was second only to the roast beef served at our wedding (when asked what the best thing about our wedding was his answer, with zero hesitation, is the roast beef).
If you ever are in Park Slope I highly recommend making a visit to Stone Park Cafe. We even got mini meringues with the bill.
After dinner we came home and relaxed. I spent a little time catching up on food blogs and I finally wrote my plans for the rest of the week. Now it’s time for bed so maybe I will actually get my cereal tomorrow!
What was the best meal you’ve ever eaten? Give details!