The other day while I was hanging out in the kitchen during dinner service (waiting for them to slow down so I could eat!) I had a brief conversation with my dad about how it had been almost two months since my last blog post. In all honestly my problem has not really been a time issue because while we are still really busy at the restaurant I have managed to get work under control & have a life lately. The cause of my length of time between posts has actually been my lack of inspiration. I keep all of you updated on a more frequent basis through facebook and I just haven’t had any leftover stories to tell lately!
Finally the other day while I was enjoying my lunch of southwestern corn chowder & wood fire grilled bread I had the idea to tell you about my lunch. I know, sounds boring right? Well it would be if I worked in an office and had to pack my lunch every day but I don’t, I get to eat virtually whatever my heart desires .
Every day around 2pm I walk out of my office & into the restaurant to find Caryn (one of our lovely full-time lunch servers) so she can order lunch for me. Some days I know exactly what I want (the crab cakes! my absolute favorite!! if you haven’t tried them you’re missing out) but others it’s not so easy there is just so much to choose from. Sometimes I let the staff decide for me (like the day our lunch bartender Liam chose the new lamb burger because he wanted to try it and knew I wouldn’t be able to finish the whole thing so he could steal the last 2 bites) other days I make up my own dishes or take inspiration from others.
My favorite “off the menu” order so far (besides a classic grilled cheese sandwich mmm) is one of my brothers inventions actually and combines two my favorites things ; sandwiches & the crab cakes. We call it the “crab cake burger”. Take one of the house-made sesame buns, slather it in togorashi mayo, add one of the dungeness crab, scallop & grilled vegetable cakes and top with lettuce, Thai mango relish and some sunomono cucumber. It is sososooo yummy. I am trying to convince my dad to put it on the menu but so far have not had any success. He has been working on updating the menu lately though so I’ve got my fingers crossed it will appear soon…