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What Claire Ate: July 19th, 2012

Sunday morning began with little breakfast sliders and Kahlua iced coffee.

A good way to start the day.

A good way to start the day.

I also ate this less refined creation.

It's just cheese and Doritos and maybe horseradish mayo.

It’s just cheese and Doritos and maybe horseradish mayo.

Then we went out searching for a monocle (long story), stopping at the Southeast Wine Collective for refreshment.

Wine

Wine

More wine

More wine

Popcorn mountain

Popcorn mountain

Bread!

Bread!

Eggs!

Eggs!

Then we went home and I drank some beer and got kind of drunk and couldn’t stop eating.

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I ate more sliders.

Ham and apple.

Ham and apple.

Cobbler and ice cream

Cobbler and ice cream

Then we went to see What We Do In The Shadows, which was very good. But first we had some drinks and played pinball.

I forgot the photo of the drink so here is the pinball.

I forgot the photo of the drink so here is the pinball.

Movie snack was Red Vines.

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What Claire Ate: July 17th, 2015

How can the 18th possibly compare to the 17th? It can’t, but we must soldier on through the darkest of days, even those without amazing tasting menus.

But the 18th wasn’t so bad; I did get a cheesesteak.

I COME CORRECT SON

I COME CORRECT SON

The rest of the day’s food was eaten in dark rooms, so the rest of the pictures are kind of shit. Sorry about that.

Popcorn, consumed while watching Trainwreck

Popcorn, consumed while watching Trainwreck

Complimentary bubbles at Pix

Complimentary bubbles at Pix

Rose

Rose

Olives stuffed with lemon

Olives stuffed with lemon

Pork wrapped something

Pork wrapped something

Bacon-wrapped dates

Bacon-wrapped dates

Patatas bravas

Patatas bravas

A lonely blue cheese truffle (without much blue cheese flavor)

A lonely blue cheese truffle (without much blue cheese flavor)

A "macaronut"

A “macaronut”

Thoughts on the macaronut: It was okay, but deep-frying a macaron ruins everything about a macaron that makes it great. This was basically a doughnut with a sweet filling.

What I’m saying is it’s not going to be the next great dessert hybrid.

 

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What Claire Ate: July 16th, 2015

Ah. The 16th of July was a fine day, my friends, for it was Langbaan day.

But first, I ate some other things.

Breakfast was plain ol’ coffee.

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Lunch was mashed potato cakes with cheddar, garlic, and parsley.

Fried up golden brown!

Fried up golden brown!

This happened.

When will the government stop my sinful hand?

When will the government stop my sinful hand?

Sean had Chinese for lunch and gave me an egg roll and a fortune cookie.

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Then it was time to meet Lisa for pre-Langbaan drinks. We may or may not have also gotten pre-Lanbaan fries.

Oh look we did.

Oh look we did.

Ward 8

Ward 8

Some whiskey idk

Some whiskey idk

Delinquency

Delinquency

Then it was tiiiiiiiime for the main event! (Sorry about the gradual worsening of picture quality; the sun was setting and also I had the wine pairings.)

Thrilled to be here.

Thrilled to be here.

Heirloom navel orange, shrimp, shallot, chili, lime, ginger in roasted coconut sauce, betel leaf

Heirloom navel orange, shrimp, shallot, chili, lime, ginger in roasted coconut sauce, betel leaf

Crispy rice cup, scallop, coconut cream with galangal

Crispy rice cup, scallop, coconut cream with galangal

Woven egg net, pork, chestnut, peanut, sweet radish

Woven egg net, pork, chestnut, peanut, sweet radish

Soup of bouncy pork meatball, cuttlefish, chanterelle, ivy gourd, lemon balm

Soup of bouncy pork meatball, cuttlefish, chanterelle, ivy gourd, lemon balm

Octopus, asian pennywort, rambutan, brown shimeji, fried shallot, sweet basil

Octopus, asian pennywort, rambutan, brown shimeji, fried shallot, sweet basil

Ora king salmon, watermelon and pickled skin, fig, tomatoes

Ora king salmon, watermelon and pickled skin, fig, tomatoes

Smoked Cod, fermented rice, coconut, fresh greens; Stewed peking duck, yu choy, spicy fermented bean dipping; Poached lobster, lotus stem, crispy shrimp, nasturtium

Smoked Cod, fermented rice, coconut, fresh greens; Stewed peking duck, yu choy, spicy fermented bean dipping; Poached lobster, lotus stem, crispy shrimp, nasturtium

Tapioca, thai melon, coconut cream and coconut granita

Tapioca, thai melon, coconut cream and coconut granita

Custard of pandanus and coconut

Custard of pandanus and coconut

Not pictured: a really excellent Japanese whiskey.

The meal was amazing and is currently tied with Nomad for BEST MEAL I’VE HAD IN PORTLAND.

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What Claire Ate: July 15, 2015

I know what you’re thinking: where’s July 12th-14th? I was on a press trip in Nashville for those days and, truth be told, I didn’t take pictures of every single thing I ate. The pictures that I did take can be found in this xoJane post, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Alright. The 15th.

Lunch was at Sivalai.

Soup! Beautiful soup!

Soup! Beautiful soup!

Panang!

Panang!

Baby rolls

Baby rolls

Some snacking (both sweet and savory!) occurred.

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For supper, I heated up some chili and mashed some potatoes and grilled some corn and made a few dipping sauces. I even set the table and everything, like a human or something.

CANDLES EVEN.

CANDLES EVEN.

And that concludes July 15th.

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What Claire Ate: July 11th, 2015

Race day had finally arrived, and I was very nervous.

Fortunately, the weather was perfect.

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I had iced coffee and some yogurt for breakfast and a tomato sandwich for lunch. I quit eating around 2 pm because I prefer running on a mostly-empty stomach.

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With chocolate granola!

With chocolate granola!

So good.

So good.

I spent most of the day packing for my press trip and before I knew it it was time to go!

Pre-race photo, terror level = moderate.

Pre-race photo, terror level = moderate.

Finishing inspiration.

Finishing inspiration.

I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow I finished it waaaaay faster than I had anticipated.

WAT.

WAT.

Medal'd!

Medal’d!

Then I got my burrito.

Manged two bites.

Manged two bites.

Then I puked up my burrito (and about a gallon of electrolyte-enhanced water).

After lying in the grass for a while and dipping our feet in Vancouver Lake, we headed home, stopping at Whole Foods for La Croix and frozen pizza.

My stomach had finally calmed down, and I was able to eat our Whole Food’s goodies.

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It was seriously the best thing I ever ate.

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What Claire Ate: July 10th, 2015

It was going to be a busy weekend, full of running and flying and drinking, so Friday was spent “carbing up” and packing.

Lunch

Lunch

A plum, fresh from the tree.

A plum, fresh from the tree.

That afternoon, a craving hit that could not be denied.

Hello, old friend.

Hello, old friend.

I also ate about five of these.

Though they are fragile, they are tasty.

Though they are fragile, they are tasty.

Supper was delicious, wonderful Thai food from Sivalai.

Complimentary summer rolls!

Complimentary summer rolls!

These are called "baby rolls" idk.

These are called “baby rolls” idk.

Druuuunken nooooodles!

Druuuunken nooooodles!

Coconut sticky rice <3

Coconut sticky rice <3

I slept very well.

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What Claire Ate: July 9th, 2015

I didn’t have breakfast. The first thing I ate was veggie sushi from QFC.

It was good.

It was good.

I had a couple of products to try. One was a cereal that I didn’t love.

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And one was Oreo Thins, which you can read my thoughts on here.

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I don’t know what meal this was supposed to be, but I had a¬†quesadilla.

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I would say it was supper, but I also ate a bowl of rice and veggies, so I guess I had two suppers?

Actually, let’s just call the quesadilla and appetizer.

Here's that bowl of stuff.

Here’s that bowl of stuff.

Also these.

Also these.

Some sort of beverage

Some sort of beverage

Dessert was this beautiful mug of chocolate ice cream with mint Oreo Thins.

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