A few drinks last night made this morning’s 4:30AM wakeup call a little harder than expected, but everything went as planned, including them announcing my name just as I arrived to board the plane “last call for – John Hall, New York”
Landed in NYC at 7:00AM, shorter commute then most day driving to the office. I am set up in the AA lounge having breakfast and plan on spending the next 4 hours working.
Last night Alice and I had dinner at a new restaurant on Commonwealth Ave called Deuxave –
My review of DeauxaveThe restaurant is a very nice Top-10 want-to-be, serving up American Nouveau Cuisine (for the Tennessee followers; Nouvelle cuisine or “new cuisine” is an approach to cooking and food presentation used in French food, but lighter and with an increased emphasis on presentation – kind of like a 98% single patty hamburger with a pickle and parsley on the side as a garnish – Yes with bacon on the burger Brian). Alice had the wining appetizer a fall vegetable salad ($13), The visual was simply stunning. It was serve it in what looked like a small Chinese steamer basket, but is actually a cylinder of potato chip filled with young field greens, and tossed with pickled cauliflower bits, radishes and some apple both sliced thin, along with some squash, and a great balsamic dressing. I, like a knucklehead, did not have a jacket so after the walk from the hotel I was frozen and therefore did not, object to paying $10 for “nine-hour French onion soup”. The broth was the star of the dish, everything else average. Next up was Alice’s entrée; seared local scallops ($28), 6 large-size sea scallops all kinds of things going on around them on the plate, As for me, I had the Tagliatelle Bolognese ($21) the pasta was homemade and a near-great meat (only near because I can still remember what we had in Italy this summer), cream, and tomato ragu. NEXT UP 14 HOUR FLIGHT TO TOKYO…