Between the first and second courses last night, I felt my Spanx begin to roll down my torso. Darned spandex good-for-nothing girdle.
I decided I'm not weighing in today, because it's been a doozy of a last week-and-a-half as far as my eating is concerned, in addition to which, here is what I ate last night at Arcadia in San Jose:
American Caviar Parfait - Creme fraiche, smoked salmon, egg salad, accompanied by a glass of Domaine Carneros Brut, Carneros 2006. Do I like caviar? I didn't think I did, but apparently, I do now.
Butter-Poached Maine Lobster - Corn crepe, thai curry sauce, organic sweet peppers, accompanied by a glass of Poet's Leap Riesling, Columbia Valley 2008. Thank you sir, may I have another?
Miso-Glazed Alaskan Cod - Scallop tortellini, braised endive, shiitake consomme, accompanied by a glass of Weinbach Gewurztraminer "Cuvee Laurence," Alsace 2002. A true work of art.
Valrhona Chocolate Ganache Cake - Tahitian vanilla ice cream, crispy chocolate, candied rose pedals, accompanied by a glass of Far Niente "Dolce" Late Harvest, Napa Valley 2005. This was like the best ding dong I've ever eaten, and the plate had chocolate pop rocks on it.
I am sorry I don't have photos, but I couldn't bring myself to pull out my camera during dinner. (Also, if you're interested in going to Arcadia, this was a special Valentine's Day menu but I hear their regular menu is fabulous, too)
In conclusion, I ate four quadrillion calories for dinner and will be working it off while eating lettuce leaves and green tea for the remainder of the week.