Highlights of the week

January 26th, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   4 Comments »

Devilled eggs with white truffle oil at Rigsby's

I had a busy week and didn’t have any time to blog. As I think back over the week, it amazes me how many delicious things I ate. Obviously, eating was one of the things that kept me busy! Here are some of the highlights: 

  • Discovering the blue plate lunch special and cichetti menu (Venetian style small plates) at Rigsby’s Kitchen. You can get a delicious lunch with attentive service for $10. Choose between 1/2 a pasta dish or  sandwich with either soup or salad. You also get to enjoy Eleni Christina bread while you wait – much better than standing in line. 
  • Pistacia Vera Amaretti cookies. Crunchy, chewy and intensely almondy. 
  • Personalized Whisky flights at Wing’s in Bexley. Tell Ken what you like and he will give you 3 variations on a theme. My favorite new discovery was Laphroig 15. 
  • A perfect soft boiled egg from 2 silos, with marmite soldiers. Yes- I have finally mastered boiling an egg – just the way I like it. 
  • Montgomery Chedddar, from Katzinger’s Deli. Perfect in both taste and texture – it has a dry crumbly texture that packaged cheddars just don’t have. Especially good with Kashi stone-ground 7 grain crackers. 
  • Spanish chorizo chili at Details, with plantain chips and avocado butter and only $4.50. 
  • A sample of smoked maple syrup from Chef Drew at Details. I could drink it by the glass and can’t imagine anything better than french toast, with bacon and smoked maple syrup. 
  • Watching Roland eat Details house-made smoked tomato ketchup with a spoon (Did I mention the steak fries?). 
  • A delicious croque-monsieur croissant from the Petite Boulangerie (from the Clintonville Winter Market) made with Blues Creek Ham, Gruyere and maple sugar. It was fun to try a new market and support some local farmers and artisans at this time of year. I bought some Osage Lane Creamery goat Feta, which I had tried at the Flying J dinner, bread from the Petite Boulangerie and apple cider from Ochs fruit farm. 
  • Al Pastor, chorizo and shrimp tacos at Cuco’s on Henderson Road.
  • Jeni’s creamy Cognac ice cream… and more of the smoked chocolate with marshmallows. 

4 Comments to “Highlights of the week”

  1. hungrywoolf
    January 26, 2009

    I realized that I omitted some thank you’s. I have some wonderful friends, accomplices and dining companions. Thank you.

  2. Justin Roberts
    January 26, 2009

    Those devilled eggs look good!

  3. favorfan
    January 27, 2009

    How many maple syrups ‘brands’ come as ‘smoked’?

    • hungrywoolf
      January 27, 2009

      I believe it is a creation of his own. I have never seen it anywhere else.

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