6.22.2007

I suppose this is the tiny bit of Alaskan in me talking

Last night I was reminded that it was, in fact, the longest day of the year. My first thought?

It's all downhill from here.

Because I hadn't been fully aware that it was, in fact, summer solstice, I forgot to plan any pagan rituals or Naked Moonlight Forest Glade Dancing. Which is a shame.

I did, though, go to a famous local spot for lunch, which must count for something. It's called Hamilton's and is Logan's fancy restaurant.

We splurged on the double stuffed potato spring rolls (Official description: Creamy mashed potatoes with a touch of green onion, bacon, and melted cheddar cheese. All rolled in a crispy Asian wrapper, served with sour cream.) It was like a fancy heart attack on a plate.


Spitfire got the Italian Grill Sandwich, which included grilled tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella cheese and garlic aioli.


I had the best Wedge Salad ever.

And then the Potato-Rosemary Crusted Halibut (Official description: grated potato and rosemary crusted halibut filet grilled and topped with a citrus butter compound.)

Note: I couldn't actually taste the citrus butter. But those sweet potatoes were the best I've ever had. I'd like to bathe in a vat of those things, I think.


So. Without realizing it, I did find a way to celebrate and it did not involve nudity. I'm sure the staff at Hamilton's are grateful for this.

Maybe on sushi night.

14 comments:

Jenny said... [reply]

I love summer solstice. And that food you ate.

lilcis said... [reply]

I've never understood the appeal of wedge salads. Doesn't it get kind of messy, having to cut that lettuce up by yourself? Or am I just lazy? Plus, iceberg is the least flavorful lettuce. So...why so yummy? Not that I'm questioning your taste buds or anything, just wondering if I should give it a shot next time one is offered.

Anonymous said... [reply]

My brother (a chef) makes an excellent grilled salad. Yep you grill the lettuce. I would recommend it to anyone with an adventurous streak.

Nemesis said... [reply]

I loved it too, Jen.

Lilcis, you make true points. Iceberg shouldn't even count as food as it's pretty much just water. What I find appealing about the wedge is the intense flavor of the blue cheese & bacon combined with the crunch of the iceberg. I'd say give it a go once if you like(especially if it's at a good restaurant where it will be done well). But there's nothing healthy about this salad. -)

Anon, I would absolutely try that. Any chance you could get me a recipe or some pointers?

Cicada said... [reply]

You take really good food pictures, which is impressive, because most of the time, food pictures look like crap. Anyway. Maybe you should consider being a food critic? I would accompany you to any restaurant you like...

Desmama said... [reply]

I love that you take pictures of the food you eat. It makes me laugh every time. That's all.

Janssen said... [reply]

I'm at work, with no food left and now I want to either bolt for the nearest restaurant or simply drool to death on my keyboard. Tasty pictures!

Jenny said... [reply]

The crunchy, watery lettuce and blue cheese taste fabulous together. Don't know why, because I am not an advocate of iceberg normally.

Jér said... [reply]

A steakhouse that has a delicious-looking Italian-inspired sandwich? Huh?? Although I haven't liked the aioli I've tried—too eggy for my taste.

Jimmy said... [reply]

OK, I know that restaurant has to be top-notch, because I don't often pay attention to a restaurant's salads, but that wedge-salad had my mouth watering. If I head west, I'll put that place on my must-try list.

Laura Huston said... [reply]

I didn't even realize we were on the downward slope until I read your blog. Depressing. Although less depressing for you, because you've somehow escaped Alaskan winters. Okay, not that Logan's are much better.

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chosha said... [reply]

It's like backwards deja vu...we just had our shortest day of the year and I thought, 'it's all up from here!' :) As it's currently almost dark when I leave work at 5pm, those longer days can't come soon enough.

.::still blinking::. said... [reply]

I LOVE sweet potatoes. They are one of the best foods ever. They were one of my pregnancy foods, along with green olives. I still crave them though. I guess it is the lovely combinations of sweet and orange mush.

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