I have tried my best to eat healthy, stay away from alcohol and limit restaurant visits.
But, when you live in "Chiberia", there isn't much to look forward to.
A good meal, can really cheer a girl up!
This week I had an amazing dining experience. Weeks of planning and anticipation led up to a night at "Next". A famous restaurant, opened by Chef Grant Achatz.
Next" is a restaurant concept, where the menu changes every three months to fit a theme.
We signed up for " Chicago Steak" Tickets were purchased in January and there is no cancellation policy. Blizzards or sub zero temperatures could not keep us away.
We began the countdown to February 20th, the minute the credit card was charged.
The price tag for this meal is outrageous and we all questioned our decision.
We also all agreed that the alcohol pairing was a must!
Finally the big night was here and luckily it was only pouring down rain, that stood in our way.
The experience was everything we dreamed it would be. Four hours never flew by so fast.
As we floated out of the restaurant, high on booze and steak, we never looked back.
The next morning I reflected on my meal and the pricetag.
A co-worker pointed out, I could have bought a nice purse, and she is right.
But, It was then that I decided that eating could be a hobby.
People spend money on golf, skiing, and other indulgent hobbies.
Finding the most delicious food possible, was my hobby.
And in "Chiberia", it's easy to do.
Now, back to those extra pounds..still working on it.
Til next time,