I promise there is more

coming in the next couple days. But how can I pass up some of the best weather that has been seen in these places! Even the natives are remarking on how nice the weather has been. Anyways, I’ve made it to Copenhagen now. Lots of adventures going on.

Off to a pub crawl for the evening to celebrate the 4th of July with as many people as possible.

My 4th of July harbor side location, with some local-ish cider.
My 4th of July harbor side location, with some local-ish cider.

And in case you thought people joked about how many bikes are around here:

This is just one side of the central station.
This is just one side of the central station.

DBlog Week – Day 5: Food!

Today is all about FOOD.

Taking a cue from Adam Brown’s recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day! Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever. Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way.

I guess I’ll go the crazy route, and post my real food for today, which pretty much chronicles exactly what you shouldn’t eat. Simply because this is NOT a healthy day, but it sure was tasty! Mostly pictures. Except the things I forgot to take pictures of.

 

Got to work to find this on my desk. What great coworkers. Starbucks Flat White.
Got to work to find this on my desk. What great coworkers. Starbucks Flat White.
My Daily Yogurt with Granola. Tasty with some protein.
My Daily Yogurt with Granola. Tasty with some protein.

And now… On to the even more fun parts.

Someone is in charge of treats for our monthly meeting. Today was cupcakes. Extra impressive because they had gluten free cupcakes for me.
Someone is in charge of treats for our monthly meeting. Today was cupcakes. Extra impressive because they had gluten free cupcakes for me.
You didn't think they only got me one cupcake did you? Oh no. Two. Demolished.
You didn’t think they only got me one cupcake did you? Oh no. Two. Demolished.

I forgot to take a picture of my salad that I ate for lunch…. at 3:oopm. Those cupcakes were filling!

Pad Thai from my favorite thai place. I was craving this yesterday and didn't get it. So tonight the boy and I got take out. (Gotta go large photo here)
Pad Thai from my favorite thai place. I was craving this yesterday and didn’t get it. So tonight the boy and I got take out. (Gotta go large photo here)
And a couple of these bad boys to finish off the evening.
And a couple of these bad boys to finish off the evening.

Well. That was my day. I hope your’s was as good 🙂


 

Check out what everyone else eats here.

 

Gluten Free Dinner with Cider Pairings

Last Monday Katie and I went to Nightingale for a prix fix meal. Let me preface this by saying that Katie used to work at Nightingale. Therefore, she saw this awesome meal coming up and asked me if I wanted to go. (Remember though, no one gives me anything for my opinions, they are all mine.)

Nightingale has been doing meals paired with local breweries for a while now. None of those appeal to me because of that whole, I can’t drink beer thing. Well this one was set to be paired with cider, from my favorite cider brewery. And to top it off, the entire menu was set to be gluten free (something Nightingale already does well with).

That would be Sociable Cider Werks in Northeast Minneapolis. If you’re ever in town, you’ve gotta stop by and check them out. They make craft cider like most breweries make craft beer. It is super different from anything else I’ve had. They pride themselves on using fresh (mostly) local apples. It happens to be that Minnesota is home to the most famous types of apples (does it get better than honeycrisp?).

Menu and quick pictures of our meal
Menu and quick pictures of our meal

We got started with deep fried risotto. So tasty. The rest of the menu pretty much speaks for itself, so I won’t go over what every little thing was.

The habanero cucumber cider was awesome. It was one of those spiced things that really doesn’t hit you until you’ve been sitting there a while. The veggies were my favorite thing of the evening.

I don’t believe I’d ever had pate or chicken liver before, so that was a new experience. It was definitely one of those things that if I didn’t know what it was, it might have gone over better. That being said, I’d eat it again!

This is, I believe, the first ravioli I have had since being gluten intolerant (going on 16 years now). I was rather excited for this experience. I was a little bummed to discover that the pasta didn’t hold up to the broth very well, and ended up falling apart. That is rather common with gluten free things; they just don’t hold up well to moisture on top. Oh well. Flavors were spot on.

The burnout smoked apple cider was the winner of the night. In the announcement bit about each dish and cider we found out that this was the last barrel of this cider. That was very sad to hear because other wise I would definitely be heading up to grab some more. We had to have another glass of that before heading home for the night.

You’ll notice that my plate picture certainly doesn’t look much like halibut. That’s the joy of eating out with Katie sometimes. We got scallops instead, as they ended up being a tad short on fish and we were more than happy to have scallops. Everything on the plate was delicious, but perhaps didn’t quite go together.

I am a fan of goat cheese, and the homemade ricotta was no exception. Creamy and tart all at once. Delicious.

It was so nice to sit down to a meal and not have to ask one single question about what was in the food! I forgot how easy it is to simply eat what is served to you without worry.