Sunday, March 23, 2008

Zuni for SP's Birthday

My sister flew through town, just long enough to celebrate her birthday and then some. We had the always amazing Little Star on Friday, but then turned it up a culinary notch (or three) when we dropped in at James Beard favorite Zuni Cafe on Saturday night.

Here's what we had:

Grilled blue nose bass, moist and flakey, sitting in a spicy romesco sauce with a mess of al dente white beans and tender asparagus.

Sweet and savory in perfect balance with a fleshy-pink helping of roasted leg o' lamb, artichoke heart plus some deliciously seasoned and fried sweet potatoes.

A honkin' piece of the silkiest sweet Meyer lemon tart dressed up with a few kumquat slivers and a dollop of creme fraiche.

The food and drink had gone to our heads. So much so that we were ready for beddy-bye even before the bill came 'round. ... It was with much (and somewhat painful) effort that we got our groggy—and bloated—selves home.

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