Just a really short photo diary post from this past weekend~
1.21.12 was Zach & eki's 4 years Anniversary!♥
He planned a nice day for our annivers but unfortunately he come down with a flu so did get to anything but to go out to eat... but it was relaxing and nice weekend! :)
we been talking about going to eat this one place called Piccolo mainly because they have unique menus and use ingredients that are from local famers and organic products.
here is what they say:
More than any other restaurant in Minnesota, Piccolo's cuisine is focused on quality over quantity, putting what is seasonal and creative ahead of what is safe and familiar. We believe in changing our menu frequently, buying locally and seasonally whenever possible, and putting a significant amount of time and devotion into each beautifully presented plate. Call it small plates, "fractional dining", or simply a tasting menu à la carte. The menu is designed to allow guests a chance to create a different dining experience with each visit, pairing risk with reward. You could say that choice is the defining characteristic of Piccolo, allowing people to dine according to their desires and appetite.
I was very pleased with their food, they were really tasty, looked pleasant overall I was happy but the portions are tiny very french-esque style hehe :)
please excuse the low resolution photos,, I got lazy at taking the photos with my dslr even though I brought with,, bad blogger here.. sorry!! :(
|Foie gras torchon with smoked cipollini onions, escargot, jalapeño peppers and chervil|
|Berkshire pork shortribs with chestnuts, porcini mushrooms, apple butter and parsley root purée|
|Charcoal grilled octopus "shawarma" with yogurt, pickled green tomatoes, white asparagus and garlic purée|
|Braised lamb neck with morcilla, puffed rice, cauliflower and compressed celery|
|Roasted pumpkin and golden beets with fresh ricotta cheese and blood orange|
I Love watching Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern was surprise to see their season 7 premier featured here where I live the Twin city! I guess not that surprised since he lives here also lol but was really surprised to see the restaurant Piccolo we went for our 4 year Anniversary featured in this episode! Apparently its one of Andrew's favorite place to eat~ I wish I could find a link to the full episode so that you can see it too but I could only find a CM for this episode~
|the look of the night~ wanted simple MU look with a little bit of BAM! with some false lashes~ lol|
|after dinner tried to make some chocolate covered strawberries for the first time!|
|but didn't turn out too well I heated the chocolate too long and didn't temper the chocolates well so it turned out sorta grainy... D; next time I will perfect it lol|
|Zach gave me this 13" macbook air for Anniversary! Actually gave it to me on new years as early present~ :D|
|made chicken noodle soup for sick Zach used the recipe from Food network made a slight modification, used wonton skin instead of egg noodle lol it was really yummy!|
well that was my weekend! Hope you all have a wonderful week!
P.S. I will announce the winner to the New Year Giveaway tomorrow! :)