I didn’t get back yesterday in time to make it to work. I did, however, make it back in time to go out to dinner with a firm. I was really excited because I definitely wanted to work there and was pretty much willing and ready to accept my offer — I just needed a little more confirmation that these were all people I could work with — but pretty nervous also because I’m what you might call “a picky eater.”
I don’t mean to be. I’m just a little health conscious. And a vegetarian. Who can’t eat chocolate. And tends to play with her food. Ok, so I’m not a great dinner guest.
We went here, and they were suprisingly accomodating. It was 3-course menu, and, although they didn’t have a 2nd course that was vegetarian, they made me some tasty risotto. They started us off with some common bar food, all dressed up — popcorn with truffle oil and chives, homemade potato chips with atomized nori, and some sort of cheese crisp with shrimp oil (I think — I stopped listening.) Then we got these spoonfuls of arugula emulsion with a shred of cheese on them. I got a really tasty salad for my 1st course (nothing outlandish, but really tasty), the risotto for my 2nd, some chocolate shot with espresso cream which I couldn’t eat as a “pre-desert” and “24 hour oranges” for desert — which proved to be a couple slices of teeny tiny oranges that had been marianted in some sort of liqueor with a mini dollop of praline ice cream.
Oh, and did I mention I think I drank about a bottle of wine? I started worrying they were going to rescind my offer if I drank them all under the table.
But they didn’t. And I called today and accepted. Yay!