Or at least they should have, except that this week all of my events fell within the same time period, so instead of being at home, cooking my little heart out, I ate out every night from Monday to Friday.
Monday and Tuesday evening, I had my food book clubs (4 of ‘em!), where we meet in a restaurant that I’ve paired with the region of the book we’re reading each month. This month we went to Zin, a high-end Chinese restaurant in Yorkville, where the owner Rockie created a special fixed price menu featuring Hong Kong delicacies, like we read about in our book of the month, The Piano Teacher.
Because I am hosting for 4 clubs over 2 nights (not including the other 2 I host earlier in the month), I get to eat twice. The first night I had garlicky, incredibly tender Rack of Lamb with rice and broccoli. The following evening, I tucked into Duck Breast served with a rich Thai curry sauce and snow peas.
I am grateful for the chance to have eaten there twice, as both meals were simply divine and for the first time in this book club, we had 100% satisfaction from our members.
Rockie also included a 1 lb. Lobster on the fixed price menu, which I’m going to go back for, as well as a bunch of interesting dishes on the regular menu.
Wednesday night I did a restaurant review – Northern Italian, which was okay.
Thursday, I got together with my Mom and she treated us to Chinese in the Beach – egg rolls, sweet and sour chicken balls, chicken chow main and Chinese fried rice, all for the insane price of $8.50 a person!
Friday, I was determined to make dinner at home, but my fella decided to take the afternoon off and we ended up downtown looking at furniture. We wandered around until sudden hunger impaled us and we went for sushi nearby.
So just to reiterate:
Mon – Chinese
Tues – Chinese
Wed – Italian
Thurs – Chinese
Friday – Japanese