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24 July 2009 @ 08:08 pm
5 days ... tick, tock, tick, tock....  
Let me tell you about my fabulous fabulous fabulous last meal out in Austin with my advisor ....
So last night was our last hurrah, and so we saw this German animated movie.

And then we went to Wing, spent from 8 pm - 11 having dinner, and I'll describe and let you decide:

For starter I had seared foie gras on crisp baby yukon, creamed white corn with black truffle. The foie gras was perfectly done, crisped on the outside and butter-soft on the inside, and the corn was the absolute perfect compliment, sweet and lovely. She had - white wine steamed pei mussels and mahi in spicy heirloom tomato broth with elephant garlic, that was piquant and spicy and garlicy and just that beautiful clean fresh mussel taste.

For main I had the duck breast with crispy polenta, roasted peaches and balsamic-honey emulsion... the duck was an absolutely beautiful medium rare, soft as a pillow and plentiful, although a little on the salty side unless I ate it with a mouthful of the peach... but dude, peach and duck is like the most perfect combination ever. The polenta was simply scrumptious with the duck, and really all the salt did was make me drink more wine, which really, wasn't bad at all. She had - roasted lamb rack on dancer eggplant, okra, & king trumpet sauté with celeriac remoulade, and the lamb was absolutely fragrant with spices and delcious (and I even ate an okra)

For dessert we shared an el rey chocolate cake (warm flourless chocolate cake made with ‘el rey’ chocolate and zinfandel infused cherries) which, needless to say, was mind-meltingly scrumptious

We took the pictures off the walls today, and packed them up in bubble wrap, and we're waiting for the chinese delivery. 

I packed most of my closet, so the clothes in the dirty laundry will be my wardrobe for the next week or so.  I can't believe the contents of my closet (including shoes) fit into one large and one medium box (not that it's a bad thing).

There's still a ton to do (kitchen, anyone?) but we have this weekend to do it all, and it will get done (heck, it has to get done).  It's a strange thing that we're sending 2/3rds of our stuff off in a POD that gets picked up on Tuesday, but we wont' actually get it back until the week after.  The bed goes in there, the couch, and we're planning on sitting on the papa-san and pillows very soon.  Bohemian living at it's best!
apothespisis: omgapothespisis on July 25th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
OMG, I'm insanely jealous and HUNGRY. When I was in Paris, I had foie gras and duck a l'orange every single night I was there, followed by creme brulee. AND I came home ten pounds lighter. So, obviously, I need to live in Paris. :D

Just the idea of packing a kitchen - let alone my own - terrifies me. *prays for you*

You're almost there, gorgeous! I'm just so damn happy for you! You're going to kick ASS. *nods becuz he knowz things*
my monkied brain: _nihon_prayerskatekat1010 on July 25th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
WE SHOULD ALL LIVE IN PARIS AND EAT FOIS GRAS!! That sounds like a fabulous plan!

And it's not too frightening, strangely, but it is WEIRD.

Thanks handsome! The encouragement is soooooo nice to have, and you're awsome to be so reassuring. It will happen and I will kick ass and take names *nods* *hugs you*
apothespisis: quietapothespisis on July 25th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
I will kick ass and take names

And phone numbers and addresses, just to tell everyone later how easy it was. :D