W got into town to cook for the Clio 15th Anniversary Dinner June 5. All the great names were there… and obviously my amazingly talented boyfriend <3 So Sunday night after he got in we went to re-live our faithful frigid and yummy night in January at Toro. OK it was still a bit chilly this night.. good thing I FINALLY listened to W and switched my shorts for pants. And, of course, I paired my outfit with super high platform heels – I can’t help it. I love to tower.
We got there just a few minutes after A & J around 5:30 who were just starting to enjoy a cocktail and beer, and we were immediately seated. Good thing too cuz Toro, per usual, filled up FAST — I started with one of my fav cocktails from Toro… the Cabana Boy. Canton Ginger, spiced rum, pineapple.
We even sat the way we did that night, except J replaced S :] And no paron. And once again, we had a ton of food. A TON, possibly more than before?! Not sure… the bread was a-flowing and some of the highlights were these: Egg Omelette, Buffalo Heart, Pimientos, Sweetbreads [amaze balls], Tuna, Oysters, Goat Cheese [which was actually really creaaaammmy and light], Salt Cod Fritters [which tasted like delicious McDonald's Filet O' Fish in a ball of fried goodness, NO LIE], Pork Belly, Pulled Pork, just to name a few off the top of my head. We had a beautiful Spanish wine picked out by A.
But the dinner started out with a special charcuterie plate from Chef Jamie Biss. UM. SWOON.
Everything was delicious. I wanted to order another platter – JUST FOR ME – I haven’t had a “just cheese, charcuterie and wine” dinner in awhile – THIS would SO be one of the ultimates. That Pork Pate at the right end. Atop chopped up kimchi – fucking fantasmic. YES. Swearing needs to happen. Bad language is accepted with the food is this fucking awesome.
Special of the Day: Tripe Chili with avocado and Crema. Oh you heard right, it’s like a Fat Asian Girl’s wet dream AKA MINE! Tender pulled pork, beans, etc… all the chili components and then TRIPE. FUCKING TRIPE. I LOOOOOOOOOVE TRIPE. This is like tripe porno tuesday for Miss Tiffie… except.. on a Sunday… and… only two dishes of tripe.
Bone Marrow for a Double Date. One of us an one for them. Perfect as always.
And hands down, BEST dish of the night was the Green Curry Tripe… tripe? Tripe that felt like TENDON. A and I told Jamie straight up we wanted to BATHHHHHHHHE in this and lick it off each other. Ok, I may have added that licking part in but at least I WOULD ;] Melted on your tongue into a bliss of green curry…. and ever-so-sultry like sliiiiiiiiiiiides down your throat. I want to SOAK in this. Hell, I’d lick it off myself. JOY.
An amazing [early] night with great friends. I always have an amazing time eating with A & J :] See previous. Oh, we ended the night in churros. You know that’s always a plus.
The rest of the night? Sex, Love and Rock n’ Roll baby <3