I wanna introduce my hero Bob of Foggia for today's Italian lunch. His homemade deep-dish lasagne with New York ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheese is too good... I think my friendship with my French dinner companion was seriously challenged when he asked me what dishes I wanted him to make and I said lasagne and tiramisu. As much as we successfully made our first chocolate soufflé to celebrate for our dysfunctional codependency on Downtown-Chick-invented-Chinese + French food and wine, Italian dishes still always live at a corner in my heart... Especially Bob's! I think those popular Italian joints like Celestino, Santorini, Mi Piace, Buca Di Beppo, Louise can all just close down if Bob happens to be competing in the same area. But you know where this Italian guy lands? Lakewood! Crazy! That's how some Hong Kong girl in East L.A. would get to know about his place. By the way Louise really makes me want to throw up.
I'm really a little too pampered with fantastic food these days. Last Friday, dinner companion and I went to the beach. He got some radish, crab meat, foie gras, cheese, bread and champagne and we ate it under the stars on Newport Beach. The foie gras was like good sex I think. You know what I mean. No need to say more. You'll never forget it. I don't want to go into detail how it's made and don't plan to have it again in particular but it was memorable, just like a past beautiful love.
That was good time but that's another story. To continue recapping my lucky chow week, the next day, Wikimond took me to Ciudad. I had been to Ciudad years ago but I didn't remember how the food tasted like anymore. The little tiny dishes of everything were not bad but the best was really their sangria in a late summer night. I think we both had 3 or 4 glasses. It was amazing near the patio heater at night. I had so much fun with my encyclopedia friend. Seriously, did Wikimond do 10 degrees in college? Is there anything under the sun that he doesn't know about? I think this German guy should be the President of the United States.
Dinner companion and I are heading to San Luis Obispo this weekend for the Hearst Castle. I heard I should wear flip flops. I bought a Hepburn style podka dots coctail dress when it's on sale... Oh well.