Homemade pork chop with sauerkraut, apples, and roasted onions and potatoes. Also, a toasted focaccia-like bread thing with tomato and spices. Snarfed down in record time so I could be done by the time my friend arrived to rehearse for an upcoming rock show. Bummer, too, because this would have been fun to savor with the Missus over a bottle of wine and dumb jokes.
I sweet-talked the Missus into giving me a ride to work, since I had two of my company’s awards from last night’s ceremony in my possession and I didn’t think they were appropriate to lug around with me on the bus… I had plenty of time to head to Einstein Brothers for a healthy breakfast — yogurt parfait and fresh fruit.
I attended an awards ceremony with a couple colleagues after work. Palmer House Hilton. Fancy stuff!
From the menu: Hydroponic bibb, red oak and frisee, champagne saffron poached pear, ripe brie cheese, champagne vinaigrette.
And that’s just the salad!
Entree: Organic chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese (that I ate around), sun dried tomatoes, spinach and toasted pine nuts, red wine reduction served with garlic cream compressed potatoes “accompanied by” asparagus and vine ripened tomatoes.
Dessert: Creme brulee accompanied by Belgian Chocolate Mousse and a cup of coffee.
What a strange scene these awards ceremonies are. Kind of sad and desperate as the networking takes places. Downright depressing when the real weirdos start mingling with strangers after their seventh glass of wine.