I have been thinking of things to write about every day since my first post but haven't gotten the hang of actually writing and posting them. So tonight I am going to try to catch things up. First off - I went on vacation!!! And it was amazing! I'll give you a couple of hints to see if you can guess where I went...
It involved a little of this:
|Doesn't that look so relaxing?!|
And a LOT of this: ;)
|Delicious!! And check out the umbrellas! :)|
Any ideas? I'll give you one last clue...
I went on a cruise!!! It was THE MOST relaxing vacation/week of my life EVER (or at least that I can think of right now!). I would do it again in a heartbeat; hands down. Plus I had some awesome company.
|Dad, Lor and Mom (I don't know who that lady in the orange is)|
After I got back I unfortunately was a little sick so I'm going to blame that for my lack of motivation in writing. This week, however, started off GREAT. This week is Albany Restaurant Week which I LOVE and try to go to every time it is held. I believe there is one in the Spring and another in the Fall and haven't missed one yet since I first found out about it. For those of you not familiar with Restaurant Week - participating restaurants in the area offer a 3 course meal from a fixed price menu for $20.11 (since it's 2011). All the menus are available online at Albany BID's [snazzy new] website, which I think is the greatest part (aside from eating of course) since you get to essentially scope them all out ahead of time!
On Monday I went to Marche at 74 State Street. Off of their special Restaurant Week Menu I ordered:
Ginger Pork Dumpling - Spiced pork meatball in a fried dumpling, sweet soy, nappa cabbage slaw
Grilled Salmon - Salmon filet, caramelized onion risotto, peas and carrots, mustard and dill glaze
Strawberry -Banana Bread Pudding - Bread pudding infused with banana, topped with balsamic strawberries and whipped cream.
YUUUM is all I can say. It was all so good. I have been to Mache once before, also for restaurant week, and the food is just incredible. I should have taken pictures because the presentation is just as yummy as the food itself.
Well I'll stop here and hopefully finish my catching up tomorrow.
Have a great night! I'll leave you with a picture of a new friend from the cruise ;)
|I thought he was going to eat my toes! Haha|