Am currently waiting for herefox to finish reading the newest Melanie Rawn book. I've been good and have already gone to cult gym, showered and am on 2nd diet pepsi. Now I just want breakfast. *read faster Foxy!*
Earlier this week, for this month's colleague lunch, we went to the grand opening of Mandaloun in Redwood City. Food was lovely when we finally got it - big group plus opening day meant that things weren't quite organized yet.
I got the small plate combo - stuffed grape leaves, duck rillets with bruschetta, and salt cod & chips. Very tasty and artistically plated. =)
Last night, Foxy & I went to Mandaloun for dinner. Yum yum yum. The room looks like you're in an old stone castle - fire place on one end, fountain on the other. Open kitchen. Exposed beams and lots of iron work. There is also a patio, but I don't think it's ready yet. Considering the site used to be a western horse/tack store before, it's an amazing transformation.
We shared a set of 3 small plates - Morroccan Cigars - phyllo dough stuffed with chicken, saffron & herbs served with a tomato chutney, Grilled figs stuffed with feta cheese and wrapped with smokey bacon and the grilled veggies - wood & portobello mushrooms and red peppers. Foxy got a medium plate of foraged nettles tagliatelle, house cured guanciale chicory, pecorino cheese & ev oil. I got a medium plate of wood roasted shellfish, chorizo & rice, spicy saffron rouille & breadcrumbs served in a cast iron pot. It was all very tasty, though some of the greens in Foxy's pasta were very bitter.
Foxy got the lavendar scented creme brulee. I got the pear tart with vanilla gelato. trektone, I need to take you to this place!
Back to my place where Foxy patiently tuned my HARP. Yay! How long it will stay in tune, I don't know.
Yay! He's done reading. FOOD!!!