Pearl and I were married exactly 50 years ago today. I organized a day of her (but maybe mostly my) favorite foods, ending with an ultimate meal to commemorate this occasion. She'll be here in spirit.
I was cleaning my car yesterday, and noticed I had a three year old letter from Anna Miller's indicating that I could pick up a whole pie for free. As this restaurant is located just above Bravo, I wondered if this offer was still available. Incredibly enough, I was cheerfully given the following macadamia nut cream pie at no cost. This was one of Pearl's favorites. There must have been at least a whole can of mac nuts on the pie!
This was a 2003 Dom Perignon. My 50th Anniversary extravaganza at sunset:
I toasted in white truffle butter some French bread. On top went a sour cream spread, chopped onions, and caviar, with a squeeze of lemon.
The sashimi was chu-toro, the belly of a large blue-fin tuna. This is becoming a threatened species, so I should be more responsible, and will do what I can to save this fish in the Ultimate Ocean Ranch.
The green stuff below the sashimi is zuiki, a plant that looks like taro. While the price of $32/pound seems exorbitant, keep mind that the most expensive beef in Tokyo specialty shops can cost almost $300/pound:
I fried a piece of fresh goose foie gras in butter, complemented by black truffles and sliced white onions. I topped the FG with a pomelo / li hing mui compote (same combination that went into the Pearl Martini).
I then watched the stars pop up over a cognac infused Gurkha Churchill, and a bit more of the 13th.
With my thumb now mostly okay and Humanity surviving Doomsday, life can't get much better.