Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Hmmmmmm, so DragonWatch tagged me ………………….. ;-)

for a restaurant meme ……………………….
The rules: add your name to the list,
Pick five people and notify them,
List your five favorite eating spots at your location. {I explain my choices below}
The List:
Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, United States)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Lulu (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Chris (Boyne City, Michigan, United States)
AB (Cave Creek, Arizona, United States)
Johnny Yen (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Bubs (Mt Prospect, Illinois, United States)
Mob (Midland, Texas United States)
Yas (Ahwatukee, Arizona USA)
RSP (Scottsdale, AZ USA)
Ralphd00d (Phoenix, AZ USA)
DW (South East US)
Diamond Mair (near Houston, TX)

See, the PROBLEM is, I’ve yet to find any restaurants that really impress me here in the Houston area …………………………… so if you’ll indulge me …………………………. ;-)

#1 – All-time favorite – Penzione Stara Roudna, Plzen, Czech Republic. It’s a family enterprise, and the “cook” {what a denigrating term for what he does} is their son – for the single ladies out there, he’s also awesome eye candy – who trained at the Cordon Bleu, Paris – his “steak” would provide dinner for a family of four – almost a full kilo {2.2 pounds} of beef …………………….. he also makes a to-die-for mixed grill {you’ll want to give them 24 hours’ notice, and have a party of at least 4} ……………………. If she’s still alive, Angie may wander over to your table – she was an ancient old dog when I saw her last, but she’s the official “welcomer” – just please don’t take photos of her with a flash, as it scares her.

#2 – Amory’s Wharf, Portsmouth, VA – my very first introduction to Oysters Rockefeller ………………………. SIGH!! None since have measured up ……………………….. GREAT seafood, beautiful view …………………………………

#3 – Spring Valley Inn, just outside Bethlehem, PA – there’s a trout pond where you can choose your dinner – great rainbow trout – had a great evening there, overindulging in Windex {kamikazes with Blue Curacao} – they also used to have a musician playing a harp there on occasional evenings ………………………….

#4 – El Paraiso, San Agustin, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon – a very comfortably formal dining experience – the food , no matter what you order, is excellent – a good place for either a business dinner or a gathering of friends.

#5 – Los Vientos de Garcia, Grutas de Garcia, Nuevo Leon – owned by friends of ours, it is a pensione-style hotel/restaurant ……………………… a place to get away from the at-times overwhelming hustle of Monterrey – if you give Abe & Martha a ‘heads-up’, they’ll prepare a melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket, cooked in an old adobe oven on the patio ………………………….. and there’s “American” TV available in the rooms ……………………………………


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OK, I'm tagging Ambulance Driver, Crusader Rabbit, Holly the Goddess, Flying Flo and LawDog ............................ ;-)

3 comments:

Nicole Tan said...

I'm already drooling after reading about Penzione Stara Roudna 2.2 pounds of beef!!! and mix grill?? my old time favourite!! the best of everything! and Los Vientos de Garcia melt in the mouth beef brisket? I'm so hungry now!

Ps thanks for doing the tag. I hope you enjoyed it.. If you know of anyone else doing it please feel free to send me a message and I’ll update them too on the updated list of tag doers

velverse said...

Oysters Rockafella... hemmm Yes.. I heard you! OH... I want a dozen of those... yummie~

rainbow trout? Wooo.. they sounds nice. How is it done? fried? grilled?

Thanks for doing the tag! You make me drool!

KG said...

errrk! Thanks for the tag--I think.
Utterly uninterested in food though, sadly. The last good eat-out experience I had was wild buffalo cooked over an open fire by a bunch of drunk Aborigines. Mind you, one of them speared his brother and we had to go radio for a medevac plane from Darwin, which sort of spoiled the party...
Before that, Doyle's seafood restaurant in Sydney. Very civilised.