Thursday, May 2, 2013

A kare-kare I couldn't resist, and the "Memory" tasting menu at the Goose Station



Last night, six of us were at The Goose Station for dinner, at the kind invitation of my friends J & G.

Five of us have been seeing each other in some pretty exotic places, and it looks like this will continue to be a very bad but pleasurable habit. Not to mention a rather expensive one.

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A PERFECT EVENING IN PRAGUE

The five of us first had dinner together in Prague last year, at a beautiful riverfront restaurant that J had chosen.

We all just happened to be in the Czech Republic at the same glorious time, and we'd had the most wonderful evening together, talking about Travel and Life, with the most picturesque setting imaginable.

HILLARY CLINTON'S FAVORITE RESTAURANT
IN PRAGUE



I still remember that night most vividly, as the weather was fine and there we were: five friends having dinner in Hillary Clinton's favorite restaurant in Prague, with the New Town and my hotel, the Four Seasons Prague, as a backdrop, enjoying delicious food and a bottle of local wine on a perfect evening.

It was like nothing was wrong with the world.

FIVE WONDERFUL DINNERS IN SRI LANKA



Then we'd been together in Sri Lanka as well, last February.

And it was just one nice evening after another, with a fair amount of serious conversations and equally serious teasing at the same time.

ISTANBUL AND CHILE, HERE WE COME...



Last night, we were talking about Istanbul and Chile.

It looks like we're headed to these destinations together again, sometime in a never-endingly eventful Travelife.

But yesterday, we were the guests of J & G for dinner at The Goose Station.

KARE-KARE IN THE AFTERNOON....



I had the Memory tasting menu, which included everything I wanted to eat: the eggs benedict starter, the fideua pasta with scallops, and the 24H steak.

I'd come from a very lavish children's birthday party that same afternoon in Forbes Park, which had superheroes as a theme and very good food for everyone.

Of course, knowing fully well what was ahead for dinner, I tried to be good and not have anything to eat. My resistance crumbled completely, however, when I came face-to-face with a large chafing dish of kare-kare filled with oxtail.

I said to myself: "Life's too short not to eat kare-kare before a dinner at the Goose Station."

THE MEMORY TASTING MENU
AT THE GOOSE STATION

So I happily tucked in, and then we headed over to The Goose Station afterwards.

It was in this frame of mind and relatively full situation, that I ended up having one of the tasting menus at The Goose Station.

Again, I said to myself: "Life's too short not to have the tasting menu at the Goose Station."

Isn't this such a convenient excuse for everything?

We had such a good time that again we'd stayed way past the closing of the restaurant, still talking about Travel and Life, and everything nice.

It was way past midnight when I finally got home from just another wonderful evening in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.




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