You’d be surprised. For one, I pay for all of my meals, so I’d be broke as a joke if I dined out every night. And we do a whole lot of cooking in our household, which is why the kitchen is always a splattered disaster and the fridge is always full of leftovers. But every so often I’ll find myself on a prolonged, multi-day stretch of restaurant visits.
And lucky for you, I’ve got a brand-new iPhone 5. Here’s a waterfall of photos to make you hungry.
Hartford restaurants participated in the city’s biannual Taste of Hartford promotion last week, with three dozen or so spots offering multi-course meals for $20.13 (or slightly higher.) On Thursday night, we ate our way through the farm-to-table menu at Firebox.
On Friday, I took the office DSLR to Cana in Chicopee and wrote up a story, complete with photo gallery, about Western Massachusetts’ newest Korean restaurant. We had to sample some bulgogi and bibimbap while we were there…
On Friday night, we took advantage of the Taste of Hartford week again, dining at Max Downtown. I put the camera away for most of the evening, regretfully, because my NY strip with red wine jus, potato/bacon cake and roasted winter veggies was beyond stellar. Juicy red center, ideal amount of seasoning, minimal gristle.
But, here’s the hedonistic, are-you-kidding-me-right-now chocolate brioche bread pudding that closed our meal. “Get the pudding!” our server urged us a split second after we ordered our entrees.
And I did snap a shot of my cocktail: the “Pink Panther” with reposado tequila, vanilla liqueur, fresh-squeezed grapefruit and lemon juices and a delightful housemade pink peppercorn simple syrup with just a bit of zip.
And on Saturday, a birthday celebration at Max’s Oyster Bar yielded some more culinary treasures: East Coast oysters, complimentary champagne, a pistachio/chocolate/citrus dessert sampler and this outrageously delicious pan-roasted lobster in sweet chili cream sauce with fennel and mashed potatoes.
This week? Gym. Green juice.