Monday, May 23, 2011

Staycation - Ash & Co.


The hotel's on-site restaurant.




Shrimp and Crab Ceviche


Cornbread & Jalapeno Cheese Bread

Both came out piping hot and delicious.  The cornbread was perfection it was buttery, savory and sweet.  The Jalapeno Cheese bread you could really taste the cheese and it definitely had a nice kick in the back of your throat.

Hog Island Oysters w/ Cocktail sauce, Lemon Granita and Hogwash

SERIOUSLY GOOD.  I would expect no less from Hog Island.

Pork belly and Quail Egg w/ Fried Fingerling potatoes and Frisse Salad

This dish was definitely the star dish of the evening.  The fried pork belly was melt in your mouth good and the soft boiled quail egg was divine.




I'm super obsessed with soft boiled eggs.  Don't ask why it's just delicious.  Crack a soft boiled egg over anything and it's instantaneously a 100 times better!

Grilled Shrimp Brie Orrichetta Pasta

This I thought was just ok.. honestly I felt like I could have made this at home.  Pass.

Pork w/ Foie Gras, Cornbread Stuffing and Brussels Sprouts

This dish was good but a bit too rich and the flavors kind of melded together so they weren't very distinct.  Halfway through I think the hubs palette went kind of numb and said everything tasted the same. 

Coconut Cream Brulee,  Caramel Popcorn, Snicker doodles and Lilac Sorbet


FIREPLACE!!!

Haha we're city folk k'?  A fireplace is REALLY exciting for us.  I mean my parents house has a fireplace but I don't think it's ever been lit.  NOT EVEN ONCE.


I couldn't help but yell "FIRE FIRE FIRE" after the hubs lit it up. AHAHAHA.  You get a cookie if you can tell me where that's from :p

Then I spent 10 min walking around our hotel room trying to find pieces of paper that I could throw into the fireplace.  (I tossed in a bunch of shopping receipts.. better the hubs doesn't see them anyways AHAHA jkjkjk)  

So yeah.. we've come to the conclusion that perhaps I'm a bit of a pyromaniac so in the future when we do decide to move to the suburbs it's probably best that our home doesn't have a fireplace.


After the whole fire ordeal this conversation ensued.

The hubs: Honey will you grab my toiletry bag from the luggage
Me: Sure
Me: *Rummaging around in luggage*
Me: What is this?
The hubs: *smirking*
The hubs: I don't know, what is that?
Me: WHAT IS THIS? IS IT YOURS?
The hubs: I have no idea
Me: WHAT IS THISSSSSSSSSS?!?!?!?!
The hubs: UHHH why don't you open it.

63 comments:

  1. MYGOSHH~ the food is making my mouth water. The quail egg seems interesting! hahah i want to try it. I've never been to a really really high-class restaurant. hahah some day...

    awww your husband is so nice~

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  2. The food looks really tasty. I'd start with the creme brulee dessert..hehe!
    You're so funny about throwing your receipts in the fireplace :-)
    Erm, did you hubby just give you a YSL gift??!

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  3. Your husband is like a dream husband :) And you hit the jackpot :)

    I think you guys are so cute together.

    I'm pretty sure you are referencing Beavis and Butthead. No?

    Haha :) Did you make the hand gestures as well?

    The coconut creme brulee? Is it delicious?! I had haupia creme brulee and its so AMMMAAAZZINNGG!

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  4. Giiiiirllll I wanna see what's in that YSL bag. SPILL IT.

    And while we're talking about spilling...pork belly is one of my faves. I know some other people may not understaaaand, but my bf is a fab chef and he makes pork belly like no other. That dish looks divine!

    xo,
    C

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  5. Hi :) Nice blog you got there, I was wonderin if we could be friends and follow each others blogs? ^__^ Thank youuuu.~

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  6. I think you just might have the best husband in the world.. SHOW SHOW SHOW!!!

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  7. Lisa, the hub is schweet!:)
    Hurry and do the reveal! *excited*

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  8. OMG! YSL!!!! O.O Reveal puhhh-lease!! :3

    Lovely food pictures! Looking at your food posts always makes me super hungry. x)

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  9. Ysl? How much does your husband rock? Ooh and shrimp and crab ceviche? Yum!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. its adorable how they served popcorn with creme brulee!

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  11. That food looks amazing!!
    I know exactly what you mean about fireplaces, we have one at home and I always get excited (probably a bit too excited) when we light it, then I will sit right in front of it. Love it!!!

    xx
    http://talesofalittlehazzelnut.blogspot.com/

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  12. That's freaking awesome - I love surprises!!! Points points points for your husband!
    Please tell me that there was more to the ceviche than just that one, lonely spoonful??
    Time for the YSL reveal!

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  13. amazing! that place looks so cute and that pasta looks delish!!!!

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  14. lucky girl!! what is it ? hehe
    yummy food!!
    i was laughing when i read about the fireplace!!hehe pyromaniac :) xx

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  15. I love soft-boiled eggs too! :D

    Food looks delish! :D

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  16. LOL you and your hubby are so cute!!

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  17. Lisa. Your husband is super sweet! I can't wait to see what he got you! and hahahaha your fireplace story is hilarious! I'm not a huge fireplace person just because I have to clean it. and I haven't had any luck getting it lit and such. hahahaha..
    ♥laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  18. lucky you!!

    the food looks soo divine!

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  19. You have the sweetest hubby! He gets you nice surprises like 1-2x a month, huh?! You guys are too cute!

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  20. BEST TRICK EVER!!!!!! husband hall of fame material! =P

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  21. You torture me with your gourmet food again, bad bad Lisa! Luckily I read your post close to my lunch time, not at midnight...drool~~.

    Can your hub be anymore romantic?!?! He even lit a fireplace tor you...hehe. You are one super duper and uber lucky girl in a century. What's in that bag, can't figure it out "_" ?

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  22. Mmm Coconut Creme Bruleeeeeeeee.

    And can I borrow your hubby? Just for a week or two!lol

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  23. So much delicious food !!! And cant wait to see whats in the bag :)

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  24. I don't know what I love more, the shots of the food or the picture of the YSL bag :) what a cliff hanger! sweet sweet hubby you got there :)

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  25. yum. looks like so much fun. love this so much. amazing post. would love if you could stop by and check out my latest post. xoxo

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    For all the latest celebrity fashion news.

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  26. It seems all delicious!
    Have an awesome day!
    Xoxo
    Susie
    www.myfashionview.com

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  27. It looks like you two have the most fun outings! :D

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  28. yummy food. those oysters look good. so which ysl? curious. : )

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  29. ooh this food looks all delicious! xo

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  30. LOL about the fire - you are so funny!

    Once again, your food pictures just make me salivate - especially the pork belly!! And super excited to see what your new YSL goodie is - what a super sweet hubby!

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  31. Best. Hubs. Ever. Now ope that shizz up and show me what's in there! lol.

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  32. Spill spill spill!!

    My boy's got obsessed about potential hotels/cabins/stop over with fire places - I have no idea where its come from!

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  33. This food looks ridiculously AMAZING!!

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  34. OMG, can I say you have the best.husband.ever?! EVER! It's simply too adorable how he buys you things and also surprises you. Awaiting patiently (like always :P) for the reveal!

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  35. the food looks SOOO delish! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  36. Love all the food photos!!! YUMMY!!

    Mel
    www.melodyinwonderland.com

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  37. Everything looks so delicious! And omg you have the best SO ever - can't wait to see what is in the YSL bag! :)

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  38. hubby is just the sweetest! so what is it? can't wait to see it in your next post! I'm excited!!!!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  39. I am the same, I am obsessed with soft boiled eggs!

    Can't wait to find out what's in the bag!

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  40. ur hubs is the sweetest! my bf should learn a thing or two...i agree with Tiffany, can't wait to see the surprise! Im just gawking at the food...looks delicious

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  41. Mmm looks delicious! And like an amazing surprise : ) : )

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  42. You always get the best gifts from your boyfriend! (Or husband?) Hehe, you guys are so cute together! Also, teh food looks great as usual! Everything you eat looks great! :3

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  43. we have a fireplace at home but we never used it even once! it's such a waste, but i think mostly it's an asian thing. we're paranoid or something hahaha.

    awww your hubby is soooo sweet! OPEN IT DAMNIT!!!!

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  44. it's really sweet how your husband is always presenting you with things you love!

    xo,
    C

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  45. looks a lovely evening, and that restaurant looks so chic! x

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  46. WHat a nice hubby. The pasta looks sooo yummy :D

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  47. I have so much to say I don't know where to start! The food looks amazing!SO SO SO YUMMEH! ( reading this at a very wrong time,hungry,haha) I love soft boil or poached eggs over anything,fried rice,bread,vegetables,noodles! poached egg noodles with spicy sauce YYUUMS. And your husband,his such a nice man! And so loving too :3 can't wait to see whats in it!

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  48. lovely pictures.....thanks for sharing

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  49. Baby your blog is so cool!
    Come to me :)

    The yellow ball

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  50. what a place! look like a fab dinner! :)

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  51. Such a goood trick, hahaha! And the food looks delicious, especially the oysters and creme brulee ^_^

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  52. mmm everything looks so yum.

    ohmygoodness... another reveal?! your hubs is so cute with all his surprises! lucky you!

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  53. awww ur husband is soo cute to surprise you like that!! and I wanna see whats inside the bag!! =O

    and omg those food looks sooo yummmy!! I;m getting really hungry now><

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  54. WHAT'S INSIDE THE YSL BAGGGG AHHHHHH!!! Your husband sounds sooo cute. You are lucky :) The photos look great, as always! The food looks deelish!

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  55. Hahahaaa your husband is so funny! He's mischievous like a little kid. It's so sweet! Aww you guys.

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  56. a staycation is such a great idea, and that food looks amazing

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  57. another yummylicious post! waiting for the YSL reveal..hehe

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  58. All that food made me hungry :)
    Ah, your hubs is so sweet! Can't wait to see what it is :)

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  59. so sweet!
    I need to find a hubby that'll love me well :p

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  60. You like to tease people don't you?! :P I just had lunch, now 'feel' hungry again :( haven't had oysters for a very long time *cries*

    Your hubby is so sweet :) likes to surprise you and enjoys your reaction I bet! You look lovely together, super happy!!

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