Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tsunami - Sugarhouse

I took Max out for a late sushi lunch at Tsunami in Sugarhouse after the races at Snowbird. We sat at the bar and ordered most of the specials and everything the the chefs recommended. Very attentive chefs, great service, ridiculously huge portions. I love eating with Max! His nine-year-old appetite blows me away. 
Classic Miso.  Nice touch with the enoki mushrooms.
Saba Nigiri.  We love mackerel, especially topped with scallion.
Kampachi Nigiri.  Freshest yellowtail in from Hawaii.
Agadashi Tofu.  Comfort food. Agadashi always compliments a sushi meal.
Hamachi Nigiri.
Oysters.  Straight up simple ponzu, scallion, tobiko. My favorite preparation.
D.T.H. Roll.  Thick, fried, saucy and gross. Max loved it.
House Cured Salmon.
Winter Roll.  
Executive Roll.  Lime rinds, tempura shrimp, tobiko...too much going on, but this mess can never go wrong. Hot as hell habanero sauce.
Breaking the bank again...
Earlier at Snowbird clear skies evolve into freezing heavy winds and white-out blizzard conditions.
Inside the Creekside Cafe we discovered a happy staff, clean and new looking spaces, tons of food and beverages...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Soho House

Soho House NY, similar to its original Soho House in London, is exclusive, members only, not open to the public. The atmosphere is sophisticated, beautiful, artsy, hip, luxurious yet unpretentious and slightly understated.

We met up with Dean and Katia, two very connected individuals with impeccable taste, at Soho House for wine, coffee and toast.  

It was the day before H&D's wedding at The Pierre. I spent all morning shopping and still didn't have a dress for the wedding. Guess what was right around the corner from Soho House? Lo and behold, an actual brick-and-mortar All Saints storefully loaded!
I found the perfect dress! Yes, it was long sleeve, and maybe too black, too funereal, too goth, maybe even too cheap... BUT with my hair so short nowadays, I desperately needed that extra gathered coverage around the neck and shoulders to cover my tatts without appearing too prude, if that makes sense. Appropriate wedding etiquette. I love this store.
Katia helped pull everything together the next morning at Saks. Black satin Louboutins (conservative, chic), MAC Russian Red lipstick, black diamond studded oval hoops with black center stones, and a borrowed black satin Chanel clutch...;)