Wednesday, November 30, 2011

No problem, Mocch-elle. We'll pick up the tab.

First lady Michelle Obama enjoyed a lovely evening at Co Co. Sala on F Street on Monday night. A Yeas & Nays source tells us she dined with seven friends for dinner and, of course, dessert -- which featured an edible chocolate sculpture and house-made artisanal chocolates by Chef Santosh Tiptur. We're told Obama's favorite savory was Chef Tiptur's Moroccan Swordfish Sliders with chermoula marinade, fennel salad, aged pecorino and hazelnut coffee dressing. The restaurant owners later posted to Twitter about their excitement of having her as a guest. "It was such an honor to have first lady Michelle Obama dine at Co Co. Sala last night. What an exciting and humbling experience!"
The Washington Examiner


And where did I dine last night?
At my lovely residence here in Modesto. I chose a savory bowl of minestroni soup opened and heated by the lovely Miss Lisa, along with a delightful french bread garlic toast, staying with my gritty day by using day old bread of course.
For dessert I was offered fresh pomegranite, grown on one of Modesto's very own properties, very tart and flavorful.
All courses were served with ice water or a store brand soft drink.

Sorry about such a poor showing for dinner folks, but I'm just following the Obamessiah's advice and living within my means. I wish the his old lady would do the same - live within our (the taxpayers') means.
But to be fair to Miss Lisa (because she's going to reading this later) I was offered steak and potatoes as well. I like soup and bread, what can I say?


drjim said...

Nothing wrong with a good bowl of soup and some bread. I like minestrone. What brand, Campbell's or Progresso?

wirecutter said...

Safeway Select. Very good, as is all their soups.
I believe Safeway is Von's down in your area.

drjim said...

Cool. The wife shops at Von's all the time. I'll ask her to get some.
I just loves me some minestrone on a cold, rainy day!

Deb said...

Bowl of basmati rice and butter-browned vermicelli from some third world country where they eat dogs, witih store-brand cooked frozen broccoli on top, salt and pepper chased by a glass of Berringer chenin blanc (2 bottles for $11.00 last week and only consumed on days that make me think I need to upgrade the BB gun).

Can't buy many fresh veggies/fruit here in Maine this time of year, though today we had the distinction of being the warmest state in the continental USA: 63 degrees in Bangor, Maine at 7:00 a.m. today. Thank you Al Gore!!!

Mother Superior said...

I need fire water with the soup.
Old (Latino) tradition.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Skip said...

Shit, I forgot to eat last night.
Woke up knawing on my pillow.

Tattoo Jim said...

Ah yes, Chicken Noodle with a choke sandwich and a glass of iced tea! The choke sandwich was made with week old bread, Wal-Mart brand peanut butter and Wal-Mart brand grape jelly...

rpm2day said...

Soup and bread mid week is great. I would pour some catsup (that's right) on mine just like my grandfather used to, and then have a glass of dark red wine with it to honor my other grandfather.

How the Hell did ya get me thinking of this stuff anyways?

Anonymous said...

i like soup also, but i usually make my own.