Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
Tim
littlebluedog

how to eat a 2200 calorie dinner

... in 7 easy steps:
  • Go to my new favorite steak restaurant in town, Laurelhurst Market. Take three friends.

  • Order a whiskey cocktail with amaretto and lavender ("The Setter").

    • Other options include: The Smith, a complex cocktail that tastes a bit like a creamsicle; the Dizzy Sour, a rye whiskey drink; a gin and tonic with house-made tonic (upgrade your gin if you go with this option).

  • Split the Scotch egg and steak bites appetizers, and mop up the pepper sauce from the steak bites with a yeast roll.

    • NOTE: To save about 200 calories, simply lick the plate instead.

  • Eat half of a porterhouse. You will not need to work off any calories chewing it, because it will dissolve in your mouth. Sample your dining companions' prime rib, hanger steak, or what-have-they.

  • Order and share several side dishes, such as the grilled asparagus with the creamiest Bearnaise sauce you've ever tasted, the bacon sauteed collard greens, the surprisingly light steamed buttered turnips, or the hand-cut french fries.

  • If one of your party suggests splitting a bottle of Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir, gracefully assent.

  • Order a different dessert for each member of your party and share them all. If you are fortunate, the selections may include strawberry shortcake, chocolate mousse cake, lavender creme brulee, or rhubarb tart. Several may be accompanied by handmade ice creams.

  • EXTRA BONUS: your friends reach for the bill.
Later: how to work off 2200 calories (hint: 2-hour bike ride).
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