Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Birthday at Monk's

So we meant to post this last week, and then we got the word about the special Tuesday night dinners at Monks’. So just take it as a good review…

It was my birthday last week, and usually we manage to go out to dinner and celebrate one way or another. This year we managed to arrange babysitting and had a grown-up’s night out. We’d been talking to Chef Richie at Monk’s Wine Lounge and Bistro about possible uses for our rice in his restaurant, and this was our chance to meet him and sample his art. It is so much fun to meet the people who cook with our rice, and especially chefs. Chef Richie was no exception. He made us a risotto with fresh root vegetables, and a local cheese. It was served with a chive oil and our choice of steak or chicken or shrimp. It was delicious! Most people think of brown rice as such a hippy, healthy and wholesome food, and it is, but until I had this risotto, it had never tasted so rich, and delicate. Paired with a great wine, Massa Organics brown rice made for a very sophisticated eating experience. The ambiance at Monks’ was great, and next time I’m going to go on their live jazz night. “Next time”… listen to me. We don’t get nights out like that very often so who knows when we’ll be spending four hours again in a restaurant. So, thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for babysitting, and my wonderful husband who arranged such a fabulous birthday night out.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Can we second the thanks?!