Zaytinya I've been hearing around, and in local magazines, that Zaytinya is the new hot spot. It's in Gallery Place next to the MLK library on F st NW. I went there on a date this Wednesday past, and as I expected, it was busy. Overall, I was prepared for another over-priced too-hip restaurant, but I have to say I was completly impressed with the menu (Turkish / Mediterranean) and the live music and belly-dancing.
Oh, and the guy :) So his name is Sean, he's very nice, a chef who lives in Maryland... I like him. The first date went very well, in fact I saw him again last night. We went to see Casino Royale, the new Bond movie.
James Blonde Ok, let me ctach my breath on that one. This new Daniel Craig guy is SMOKING hot. And unlike past Bonds, he seems a little grittier, a little dirtier, which I like! And those peircing blue eyes. Sigh...
Food and Booze I'm starting to notice a pattern in my blog... there's usually lots of alcohol involved. And this weekend, my dear readers, was no exception. I went out straight after work to celebrate the end of a particularly rough week. And Saturday was a sort of pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving dinner party. Which in a party full of gay men means no one shows up on time, and there's more vodka than edible food. Of course I was impressed with all the dishes (thanks Margo for the great Apple pie - Fernando hid it from the other people for ourselves LOL). And this week will find me indulging in more turkey and cocktails, no doubt!
And for those interested: my Cranberry-Orange Grand Marnier Sauce
2 bags fresh cranberries, roughly 24 oz?
Squeezed juice of 2 navel oranges
1 to 1.5 cups sugar to taste
-Mix together in a large pot, over high heat until the berries start to burst. By about 6-10 mins, the berries should be completely broken down and the sauce should be thickening. Let the sauce cool, and add 4 tbs Grand Marnier. Chill.