okay, so i cheated
i was invited to lunch at insieme again where everything happened to be gratis, again.*
so i cheated on the diet with one meal. one truly amazing meal.
roasted vegetables, fresh buffalo mozzarella, olives, roasted potatoes with the most divine olive oil ever.
lamb carpaccio with fava beans, parmesan crisps, and some other yummy stuff (onions? teeny cubes of some type of feta-ish cheese?) dressed with a vinaigrette.
we had a fish (bream, possibly) tar tare topped with mixed greens, orange zest.
(my memory is getting fuzzy because i was getting drunk after my second sip of wine)
i had some kind of fish that reminded me of chilean sea bass on top of some vegetables.
we finished with panna cotta, some chocolate mousse HEAVEN on top of a mysteriously crunchy pistachio crust that was out of this world, and a cheese plate with raisin walnut bread.
we had wine, and more wine. and some more wine. we happened to be with a buyer so she and the sommelier got to talking and before we knew it we were tasting all kinds of stuff.
the chef himself, marco canora, came over to say hello.
he's lovely. everyone is lovely. i'm drunk.
that's what happens when you have two glasses of wine when you've been consuming nothing but lemonade for 50 hours.
i love life.
*do not mistake this for a food review. it isn't. i can't remember half the names for what i had and wasn't taking mental notes of ingredients or varietals or vintages.