Posts Tagged ‘Taste & See’
Carla wasn’t feeling well that day so Paul came by himself. Jenni and Jan both joined us for lunch also. Mom couldn’t make it due to a showing appointment. Armando wasn’t feeling well so Jen and Armando couldn’t come. Gina Ann tried, but Carolyn was sick. She actually got to the restaurant and had to turn around and leave. =(
Our large group was cut in half, but it still turned out well. Why? Because the food is always amazing at Taste & See. Check out these beautiful starters that tasted just as good as they looked.
Jenni had a salad.
Brian had the special of the day, a delectable prosciutto sandwich.
Paul got the SSB, which is Jan’s favorite sandwich there.
I had the hamburguesa, which I’d been craving ever since I saw a picture of it on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.
We finished our meal with a very rich cuatro leches cake.
I haven’t had a lunch like that in a long, long time — or maybe ever. It was amazing! After the New Year, Brian and I will be back on our protein shake diet. Blech. Although, at least I’ll have all of these pictures of food to remember these moments. LOL.
Darcy, Isaac, Amy and I treated our boss Ginger to lunch at Taste & See on Thursday.
We had some tostones.
We also had some bruschetta.
Isaac had the country club.
Amy had the Philly.
Ginger, Darcy and I all had the chicken pabellon. Brian told me it was good so I had to try it. They were out of plantain chips so I had to settle for sweet potato fries. They are super yummy though, so I wasn’t disappointed.
I love, love, love Taste & See!
Here are some photos from the sushi class that Brian and I attended last night.
You can make sushi-zu with rice wine vinegar, sugar, salt and a small sliver of nori or kombu kelp. But if you want to save time, you can just buy the pre-made stuff. It works just as well.
Brian wraps his makisu with plastic wrap.
Chef Jason is laughing at Brian’s OCD tendencies.
The first thing we made was makizushi, which consists of maguro (we used ahi tuna), cucumber, and pineapple.
Chef Jason got a really good pineapple. They were sweet and yummy. I know because we had some extra ones and I was munching on them all evening. LOL.
We made uramaki next with kani kama (imitation crab meat), spicy mayo, masago (fish roe), and toasted sesame seeds. Mine was terrible so I didn’t take a picture of it. Next we made temakizushi with smoked salmon, cream cheese, mango, cilantro and avocado. It was quite challenging to get it in the perfect cone shape. Even though mine looked like crap, it was delicious!
The mangoes that Elyse got were sweet and went great with the avocado and cilantro flavors. The smoked salmon had great flavor also. I’m not a big salmon fan, but this was my favorite out of all the things we made last night.
We also made nigirizushi, but we made it with salmon instead of shrimp. It’s funny because Pete, the owner of British Banger Company who was sitting next to me, ate his as soon as he finished making it. He popped it in his mouth before Chef Jason could say anything. He must have been really hungry. LOL.
We also made a fruity sushi with strawberry and kiwi and condensed milk. It doesn’t look like much, but it tasted really good.
Brian did a really good job of plating his creations. My plate looked terrible, so I’m not showing it to you guys. =P
Chef Jason made sashimi with the leftover fish. It looks kind of like dog food.
Pete and Amy.
Me and Chef Jason.
The sushi class was a lot of fun. I would totally take another cooking class at Taste & See. The only thing is that we made so much food, we couldn’t finish it all. Oh, and Brian and I decided that it’s too much work to make our own sushi so we’ll just go to Wasabi anytime we have a sushi craving. Mainly I don’t like the feeling of sticky rice in my hands. I don’t like touching the fish and the other ingredients either. LOL. At least we can say that we now know how to make it ourselves.
Why have I never been here? That’s what I wondered, but glad that I finally got to try it. Thanks to Gina Ann and baby Carolyn for meeting us at Taste & See the other day. (Kudos to Gina for making it even on such short notice.)
Obligatory food pictures…
Carolyn’s special sandwich. Chef Jason made it special, though it wasn’t on the menu.
Gina’s country club. I was going to get that actually.
I got the chicken shawarma instead.
Brian’s Cuban sandwich was really good. I think I will get that next time. The sweet potato fries were awesome. They were so good that even Brian, who doesn’t normally eat sweet potato fries, liked them.
Chef Jason Febres is amazing! I love his food no matter where he is.
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