If you follow this blog at all it has become very apparent that I am too behind to catch up. So, instead of ignoring it entirely as I have been doing, I’m just going to pick out the real jewels that we’ve missed and then start fresh from today.
JEWELS FROM MANY DAYS AGO THAT WE HAVE NOT TALKED ABOUT:
I guess breakfast was Pad Thai.
Leftover Pad Thai.
Lunch was a tomato sandwich.
It was a good mail day.
Supper was at Nodoguro.
I don’t remember exactly what everything was (it was so long ago!) so here is a menu!
I love a theme.
Tablescape on point.
Men at work.
Look at those layers!
I don’t know if you noticed, but I got the sake pairing, so needless to say I Uber’d home.
Then I hung out with my new friend.
August 5th (my birthday!):
I’m like, really into my birthday, so I started the day by treating myself.
Party time macaron
Lunch was one of my favorite sandwiches at Laurelhurst Market.
With my favorite can of poison.
I had an invite to a cocktail contest thing that night (put on by Bombay Sapphire), which seemed perfectly timed to celebrate my birth. There were samples of the contest entries, as well as full-sized beverages.
My person favorite, a coconut milk cocktail that was the most drinkable thing ever.
The food was pretty good too.
Really good tartare.
I only got to vote on the “Fan Favorite,” and my choice didn’t win that category, but the delightful coconut milk beverage did take the “official” overall prize, so at least I know my taste is on point.
After the judging was over, I went back to that booth and asked for a full-size coconut milk thing. (Cuz birthday and also I was emboldened with previous samples.)
I also got this rose.
Then Sean picked my up and took me to the Little Bird Happy Hour.
MAC AND CHEESE
Ice cream cake!
Something Sean ordered
August 7th (birthday supper!):
I know I had Thai food for lunch but there are no pics.
Before going out for dinner (at Toro Bravo!), I made a little libation.
We put our names in at Toro Bravo and went upstairs for more libations!
I wish I could tell you everything we ordered, but I can only sow you pictures.
I do remember that I was very proud of Sean for trying duck liver mousse (which he loved!) and caviar (which he thought was okay). “This must be how you felt when I ran a half-marathon,” I said.
Oh, and of course dessert was amazing.
August 8th (birthday party!):
Sean arranged a very nice birthday celebration for me. It started with berry/tomato/pepper picking.
I had a shake (which I guess was “breakfast”).
Taffy for later.
Then we had a tasting at a winery.
Then there was a little break, so I went home and had a snack and a rest.
Prosciutto, mozz, and tomatoes!
The rest of the evening was all cupcakes and beer. (Many not-pictured drinks were also consumed.)
Those were the most exciting things you missed. I also had a great meal at Roe, but that place is too classy for iPhone photography.
Okay. Now we’re going to get back on track. Here’s to the reboot!