Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sheena Takes Long Options on Pork Belly Futures


Dinner last night out here on the farm with a friend who drove in from Mississauga. One of Sheena's semi regular local haunts is The Rude Native here in Waterloo. When I first moved here, my first thought was "WTF. What a completely inappropriate and politically incorrect name for a restaurant. Can you IMAGINE if they tried to open up an Ottawa location"?. I still think that, btw.

But the atmosphere makes it feel like not-Waterloo, and the food is generally good and at least interesting if nothing else. Some half decent wines by the glass and bottle and yes... free tampons in the ladies room.

Last night we both had The Special. Braised pork belly with portobello mushroom reduction with a side of vanilla scented sweet potato mash. The braised belly had the melt in your mouth texture of foie gras. It was heavenly. As though each little forkful was exactly the same temperature as your tongue, so just the perfect sensation of flavourful warmth spreading over the tastebuds. Like a porky creme brulee.

Wished my dining companion would have chugalugged the Sauvignon Blanc a bit faster... would have really loved a pinot noir with it rather than polishing off the white. Grr...




PS: Stumbled across this blog: Eat Drink & Be Merry when I was looking for good pork belly shots. Mostly California cuisine reviews, but some of the most kick ass foodie pics I've seen in a while. Check him out.

8 Comments:

At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Midnight said...

If a man doesn't drink fast enough ,

I suggest that you order him to ...

Suspect it will work , every time .

Grrr...

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger rgraham666 said...

Mmmm. Food porn. One of my favourites. :D

Seriously, very nice food in that blog you linked. I wish we had a hot dog stand like that here in T.O. Mmmmm.

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger raymi lauren said...

ungh my mom's old crowd call that place THE RUUUUUUUUDE wicked wicked gay. half-price apps in the afternoons though.

 
At 12:28 AM, Anonymous Midnight said...

Raymi Lovesit .

 
At 12:44 AM, Anonymous Midnight said...

Oh fuck , not again ......
....... ..... BOOM !

 
At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Midnight said...

Btw, Raymi,

You miss-spelled the word, 'ass'.

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger raymi lauren said...

oh oops!

 
At 12:06 PM, Anonymous Midnight said...

And Dammit , I misspelled

the word 'misspelled' .

Oh well ...... bottoms up!

 

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