January 31st, 2012

storyteller doll

Food Pornography

I'm on a semi-private bulletin board site (technically, it is open to the public but the general public doesn't know about it and wouldn't be interested). One of the people from that site was in town this past weekend so a group of us got together and went for dinner at CoCo Sala. I'm not a sweet drink person, so I started with a glass of proseco, which proved to come with a curl of white chocolate on the glass. A duo of lamb sliders were tasty with curry spices, though not especially hot. The dominant flavor was cumin, not chilis.

But it was chocolate that we were really there for. After all, they show chocolate porn (that is, scenes of molten chocolate being stirred ever so slowly) on the video above the bar. Dessert was a difficult decision, but I settled on the Some More Co Co. This consisted of a chocolate malted shooter, a brownie, and chocolate creme brulee with graham crackers and roasted marshmallows. It was all delicious, especially the creme brulee. I definitely need to go back some time.

Good food, good conversation - always a nice way to spend an evening.

By the way, we went on to a nearby bar to continue the conversation. I still find it amusing that waiters attempt to give me frou frou drinks and hand my G&T to one of the men at the table. The thing is, by the time you are my age, you should pretty much have settled on what it is you drink. I make exceptions in certain places (pineapple juice and blue curacao become acceptable ingredients if one is close enough to a beach and I like to try local beers). But mostly I find it too much trouble to think hard about cocktail menus.

On an entirely different note, I am trying to find ways to get more protein in my diet, having read that we vastly underestimate how much we need. One calculator claimed (based on being a woman of my age and height) that I should eat 80 g. of protein a day. That sounds like a lot and I'm not sure how that is possible without using supplements, which I prefer to avoid. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.