I've been enjoying spending time with my friend
rebecka lately. We hadn't been talking or
spending time together as much as we used to of late, and it
turned out each of us thought it was because the other had
become disintetersted or something.
Anyway, she actually came to Iron Chef Night on Friday and
although she was a bit grumpy it was nice to see her. We
decided we should get together on Saturday and figure out
something fun to do. We decided to make dinner together and
then go out dancing at Eklektic, a local drum n
I headed over to Rebecca's place around 5 with a bottle of
decent Pinot Grigio from the corner store wine shop in tow.
We went out to the fish store in her neighborhood and picked
out a steak of what was supposed to be Chilean Sea Bass but
it seemed to be priced way too cheap to actually be that. We
also picked up assorted vegetables, including Yuca root,
which neither of us had prepared before, but we decided we'd
definitely figure it out.
Dinner came out really well. We had marinated sea bass steak
in a sauce of white wine, lemon, shallots, tarragon, capers,
garlic, black pepper and tomatos (I tossed some finely
chopped tomatos in right when the sauce was done and ready
to be served so there'd be tomatos in it but the whole thing
did not get all tomatoey), served on a bed of lightly
sauteed spinach. On the side we had boiled yuca root sauteed
in garlic and fresh squeezed orange juice.
The wine went pretty well with the food and we had a great
long conversation. After the main course we had some bread
and cheese, and for desert, sweet ricotta with raspberries.
With this we had some semillon desert wine that I'd gotten
for Rebecca in Australia, and then finally some (actually
We sat around and talked some more and finally headed out to
the club in her Miata. We both had a really good time
dancing. Most people I take clubbing with me can't keep up
with me dancing, especially when it's drum n bass, but
Rebecca was actually stretching my limits. She said she
really liked the place and wanted to go back.
All in all it was a really nice evening, and we didn't
severely irritate each other despite being together pretty
much non-stop from 5 PM to 3 AM.