1.31.2007

way to show good judgment, there

The scale at the gym has decided to stop telling me The Lies. I guess my threats involving Molotov cocktails and such have paid off. Or possibly my new healthy living plan has. Or I've become better at reading numbers. I don't know which it is. But the point is that I am going to celebrate by treating myself to an evening of gastronomic fabulousness this weekend. I'm going to Greg's Restaurant with Foodie, my sisters, and whoever else told Foodie that they want to come. It's run by the culinary arts people at Utah Valley State College, and every week they serve a different 5-course meal. I went once on French Night and spent the entire meal in a half-swoon. This year they're featuring regions in the US, and this weekend it's Pacific Northwest Night, which is exactly what I would have picked if I were in charge.

Check out what you get for $16.95. You pick one item from each category, and then you make your neighbors pick the other options so that you can taste all of them.

Appetizers

Mussels in Thai Coconut Broth

Deep Fried Salmon Croquette with Caper Dill Tartar Sauce

Trio of Grilled Bell Pepper and Eggplant Terrine


Soup

Red Lentil Soup with Walla Walla Marmalade

Green Pea Soup with Crab and Mint


Salad

Pear and Hazelnut Salad with Oregon Blue Cheese

Soba Noodle Salad with Grilled Mushrooms

Mixed Greens with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Enoki Mushrooms


Entree

Fresh Halibut Sauted and served with Cucumber and Ginger Salad and Thai Black Sticky Rice

Roasted Morgan Valley Lamb Top Sirloin with Thyme Merlot Reduction, Spicy Sweet Potato Hash Browns and Zucchini and Snow Peas with Basil

Hot Smoked Apricot Salmon with Wild Rice Harvest Cakes and Creamed Spinach

Blackberry Barbecued Breast of Chicken with Creamy Potato Salad, Shoestring Potatoes and Chinese Broccoli with crispy Garlic


And there are desserts, but we don't find out what they are until we get there--this is probably to keep some people (me) from trying to eat their computer monitor in a frenzy of chocolate lust.

So yeah, I'm pretty much living for Friday. Also, since I'm going to be down there for a work event (the conference on books) I can turn in my receipt from dinner and get reimbursed. Have I mentioned that I love my job?

6 comments:

singin' in the rain said... [reply]

WOW, I live in the Pacific Northwest and I don't get to eat any of those lovely foods. I want them, and I want them now. (sans fishy foods, naturally) Lucky You!!

The Craner Family said... [reply]

Holy cow. I want it too!

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

You should come Craner. Dibs on the Oregon blue cheese salad.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Hannah, I don't know if Foodie has made the reservation yet. Speak up if you want to come and I'll see if it's a possibility.

Tusk said... [reply]

Oh man, that sounds delicious! You lucky lucky lucky lady!

The Craner Family said... [reply]

I TOTALLY want to come!

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