Monday, April 04, 2011

Hi Life Boy

Thursday was Robb's birthday.  He's now (mumble mumble) years old.  To celebrate, Robb, Geoff and I went to the Hi Life Café.  Ricky was supposed to join us but he had to fly back to New York for a meeting of some sort, so it was just the three of us.  We were surprised to learn that Chuck and Carlos had sold the restaurant, although Carlos has remained on as the chef.  We started by sharing the appetizer; Creole Calamari (Fresh calamari sautéed in a garlic fricassée).  For our main course, Robb and I had the Jumbo Sea Scallops (Seared jumbo scallops served with a ginger accented sweet potato mash and grilled asparagus then finished with an orange glaze).  Geoff had the Blueberry Hill (Grilled NY Strip Steak served with homemade Mashed Potatoes and Smoked Blueberry Sauce topped with Bacon dressed Arugula Salad).  As usual, the food at the Hi Life was excellent.  Because it was a special occasion, we downed a couple bottles of Veuve Clicquot.

Chef Carlos has appeared on a few Spanish TV shows

Saturday night, we went back to Café Seville for dinner.  I had Fillet of Red Snapper Olé, sautéed with artichokes, mushrooms, leeks, lemon juice, garlic and white white.  Robb started with a green salad, then had Dolphin with  a tomato and jalapeno mix.  Our dessert was Tres Leches Cake.   Ramon Justicia, an excellent guitarist, was playing, but the other diners were so loud and rude, we could barely hear him over their din.

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À bientôt, mes amis.


Peter said...

Nice eating (and drinking)! ... and nice music! Makes me dream of the house we have rented in Andalusia this summer!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

You guys sure do know how to locate and enjoy good food!

I can't imagine trying to play in a venue such as a restaurant. What's the point? Very few listen and fewer yet care!

Re your comment on Paree: This is really a crappy photograph! I was using a point-and-shoot, Sony, which is a very good camera and usually it can handle dim light fairly well but it was simply too dark inside the church. And I didn't want to use a flash and scare everyone out of their wits.

Still, I rather like the shot as it gives a sense of the musty dusky interior of Notre Dame.

Megan said...

happy birthday to Robb!