Thursday, May 12, 2011

That's A Whole Lot of Food...

Day 2 of my birthday/Easter/family weekend.  Saturday night for dinner we went to Nick and Sam's.  I had heard from a few people that this was the best steak place in Dallas.  I haven't been to anywhere near half of the steak places in Dallas, but will say this place blew me away.  Make sure you're prepared to dress up, and pay a hefty check.  I must admit, I was a little surprised about how fancy it was, but the food spoke for itself.  I happen to slip in that it was my birthday (I know, I know give it up already) so they gave us champagne for the table and decorated it with little confetti decorations, super cute. 
We ordered appetizers to share, these were the crab cakes.
In the spirit of trying new things, and because I don't think my Dad fully understood what the waiter said this was, we tried foie gras.  In case you don't know what that is it's duck liver.  Yes, it even sounds gross which is why I'm sure they keep the french name.  We all tried it though, like the troopers we are, and although most of us weren't fans, C did admit he kind of liked it.  The taste wasn't bad at all, the texture took a little getting used to.  Check this off my bucket list though! :)
So here's where I admit that food kind of just takes over me, and I can't help it.  I got a fillet, Oscar style, cooked somewhere between rare and medium rare, and was so excited I started eating without taking a picture.  Sorry!  Although this isn't the best picture, this was my plate after I started digging in.  It was amazing, we also ordered sides but to be honest I was way to involved with my steak to really pay attention to anything else. 
We were all too stuffed for dessert, but they did bring chocolate truffles with a candle on it for us.  They were delicious, and the perfect little treat after our huge meal.  I highly recommend Nick and Sam's, just make sure it's a very special occasion :)
After Easter mass we went to La Duni Latin Kitchen on Oak Lawn for brunch.  It was super busy, and I must admit I was a little disappointed.  I had looked at their breakfast menu online and had it all picked out what I wanted for breakfast, but when we got there we saw they had a special menu for Easter, and you couldn't order off their regular menu.  The menu they did have was pretty creative though.  It was a coursed brunch, and we started out with banana bread pudding, bacon and yogurt.  The bread pudding was awesome!
Then each of us got to choose our own entree.  I got the eggs with ham and cheese, potatoes and an English muffin.  It came with a Hollandese sauce that tasted fabulous.  Overall the food here was very good, I hope to go back again to try out what they normally serve.
Thanks to my parents and brother very much for coming and staying with me for a few days, and for treating me to all this fabulous food.  It was so nice to have you all around for the weekend, and I can't wait until we do it again!

If you would like more information on Nick and Sam's click here.
Click here for more information on La Duni.  They have a couple locations, all of them sound good!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow, I have a special surprise for all of you!  Hint: I'm checking something off my to-do list!

1 comment:

  1. La Duni is one of my favorite places in Dallas. It's best at dinner, but save room for dessert - they're amazing!