So…better late than never! Earlier this month my very handsome Mr (who I rarely mention on my blog, but plan to start featuring regularly), Charlie Cavill and I, went to RUSH for our anniversary dinner. When I say I am a conservative eater, I mean that in every sense of the word. I’m fairly uptight about texture, having things cooked through, and sticking to what I know (which is an extremely limited variety of foods I cook at home or that are supplied in the local spots I’ve grown comfortable with and accustomed to). Also I should mention I am a fairly inexperienced cook. Actually….frankly…I suck. I’m horrible, and if I CAN burn it, I will. I will also burn it if I shouldn’t be able to. Anyway…so Charlie chose this fancy little spot downtown that our neighbour recommended, and off we went. For the past year I have been trying to branch out a tiny bit, trying things I haven’t tried before…but normally I do this in the comfort of my best friends home, where her husband Nathan cooks up something delicious and tells me what it is after I am finished. I’m never disappointed with his cooking (I believe it was rabbit last time I was there…) but I’m still weary about trying new things in public eateries. This time….Charlie and I decided it was time to broaden my horizons and just go for it. We decided on the chef’s tasting menu with a premium pairing and left the fate of my oversensitive pallet in the hands of our Chef. I gotta tell you…I was not disappointed! This was by far one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant. Not only was I in the company of a super hot, and extremely enjoyable gentleman…but I opened my mind to the POSSIBILITY that strange and under-cooked food MIGHT just be delicious. And was it ever!
Here is a peek at our evening at Rush. Don’t judge the horrible photography! Normally photos taken with my iPhone are quite good…but Rush has such low lighting…it was hard to get any shots at all. Also I didn’t want to have my flash going off constantly disturbing our fellow patrons.
This photo is just to prove my point about my inability to cook…my overability to burn things….and my slight incompetency when it comes to cleaning & using my oven efficiently. I give you exhibit 1….in-oven fire that has occurred more than once. :0