Saturday, July 5, 2008

Is there ever a time when taking pictures of food is inappropriate?

Happy belated 4th of July! Anyways, last night my parents, sister, and I joined my Grandpa at the Grosse Pointe Yacht club for dinner and fireworks. It is a very fancy club with a fancy restaurant. Usually the require sport coats, but since it was a holiday they relaxed on the dress code so it was a comfortable dinner.

Anyways, I was too scared to bring my camera to take pictures. I wish I had brought my camera because as usual it was excellent. Of course that is what you would expect for a meal that cost about $70. So instead of pictures I will have to describe what I had for dinner:
Oysters on the half shell appetizer
cream of crab soup made with sherry (the best soup Ive ever had)
16 oz. Prime Rib medium rare with au jus and horseradish/sour cream
baked potato and green beans
fruit martini for dessert.
and a Shirley Temple drink :)

It was excellent. Probably as "American" style as you can get. Oysters were extremely fresh and well cleaned. The cream of crab soup is the best soup I have ever had. Ive had it before at the Yacht Club, so I knew what I was getting when I ordered it :)
The Prime Rib was cooked to perfection! melted in your mouth and was a nice change from the leather we get in Africa. The fruit martini is fresh strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and rasberries, all intermixed with whip cream. Sorry no real alcohol in this dessert. And of course a Shirley Temple to top it all off.

For those of you who dont know what a Shirley Temple is, you have been missing out. I have drank these all of my life on special occasions. Although most people would probably laugh or make fun of me for ordering one, in my mind it takes a real man to be able to order and drink a Shirley Temple. Anyways it is a club soda with cherry grenadine. Usually accented with a cherry or two.

Afterwards we went to grandpa's boat and watched the fireworks display. If I ever find a decent video editor I'll post you the finale for those of you in Korea and missing out on the fireworks.

Anyways, here is a picture of grandpa's boat:


  1. "It takes a real man to be able to order and drink a Shirley Temple."


    7up and fruit punch... I don't really drink soda anymore but that sounds good right about now!

  2. Oh and hey - there's no place too fancy for a camera... I sometimes feel like a dork but it's worth it! Got to take a pic with Iron Chef Matsumoto since we brought cameras to his restaurant! Never miss the opp. : )

  3. Thanks for the reassurance. I have an important business meeting today and Im supposed to go to lunch with them. I think that's probably one situation where taking pictures of food is not