Mom and Dad celebrated their 2nd anniversary last week and went to one of their favorite restaurants Sunday: Stella!
It was delicious -- they had one of everything.
They started with violet foam (served over peaches and Iberian ham) and a foie gras BLT, then a lovely Bibb lettuce salad and an heirloom tomato composition. Dad ordered the Kajiki (big meaty fish, like Tuna, from the Blue Marlin family) for his entree. It was a big decision for him because dad loves their Duck 5-ways and has been talking about it since he first tried it a year and half ago. Mom had venison. Rare. It was probably the nicest venison ever. Of course, mom had to bring half her's home -- partly because of the aforementioned courses and partly because she needed room for dessert.
Dad got the bananas foster french toast and mom had housemade ice cream. Which came in an ice bowl that had been frozen under dry ice. It was pretty cool. Not to mention tasty.
See how happy Dad looks? And that was just from the 1st course and a glass of sparkling. (Though he was pretty thrilled to find a Rousanne by the glass -- it was blended with a another grape, which tamed it down a little and gave it a nice minerality.)
And here I am (with mom, of course) after dinner. We were quite content and took a couple pictures in front of one the animals mom and dad painted in my room. (I promise to give a tour soon -- mom's still putting stuff away. And killing ants.)