Mmmm…I am drooling just writing the title…I am generally not
a sweet dessert person, but give me anything fried and I simply can’t control
myself. More on this cheesecake in a
Thursday night dinner at Schnitzel House was excellent…we
all had schnitzel…truly, schnitzel is the only thing on the menu except for a
veggie plate. We took the dinghy over, as the restaurant is right on the water
and a very short distance from the sailboat. After much good food and some
questionable shots, I was poured back into the dinghy and Friday was not a
happy day! So dinner was simple, fresh ravioli with peas and cheese and garlic
Saturday, I finally splurged on the lamb chops I’ve been
wanting- they were $11 for 3 silver dollar sized chops- but well worth it. When
we took our cooking class in Paris
back in May, we made lamb chops as an appetizer. Neither T nor I had made them
before and have been eager to try them again at home. Very simple: the chops
are prepped with salt and pepper, Herbes de Provence, and a little balsamic
vinegar, then put on a cast iron grill pan until both sides are marked. They
are finished in a 350 oven for about 5 minutes. For side dishes I made Roasted
Brussels Sprouts and a mashed cauliflower au gratin. Total spent for the week
was $87.59, so $17.41 went into vacation fund!
Sunday night was drinks and small plates at Lotus, an Asian
restaurant on the harbor. They mainly do sushi, but also some interesting
non-traditional dishes and rolls. We had Caribbean Spring Rolls, dumplings with pork and
plantains, and a Royal with Cheese roll, wrapped in soy paper. This is one of
my favorites- I don’t know what is in it except for filet mignon, but it tastes
exactly like a Quarter Pounder with Cheese from McDonalds. (In France,
a QP w/cheese is called a Royal w/Cheese…yes it’s in “Pulp Fiction”, but it’s
And then, dessert…cheesecake coated with tempura and deep
fried. It was perfectly crispy on the outside, slightly melty on the inside.
Yum. We shared, but T took my fork away after I stabbed him in the wrist. :) I had tried deep fried Twinkies and deep fried Snickers a long time ago,
but I think the cheesecake takes the cake (sorry). Does anyone out there have
some deep fried favorites? The grosser the better!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!