Me and my cus @winewhiskyholic decided to have dinner at a place a tour guide recommended. When in Quebec get foie gras so we went Foiegwa.
The place had a very modern but friendly environment. The hostess was super chilled and we started off with laughs and a bottle of bois dormani. It was refreshing and would help accentuate the flavors of our meal.
We started off with the bone marrow which was cooked to perfection having the fatty marrow cooked through but not enough the texture toughen. The sauce was a rich burgendy truffle deglaze. We were so impressed with the dish and sauce we asked for untoasted white bread to absorb all the sauce and fat. The hostess was smiling as she said she did the same thing when eating this dish.
Our second dish was a foie gras terrine, five spice apple composite, calvados apple jelly, with crispy bread and salt/pepper. Every combination was a new flavor and was quite impressed. Only issue was having the apple composite and apple jelly together, they fought each other. The bois dormani added so much to the dish!
Our third and final dish was the steak tartare with parmesan cheese and salad. Surprisingly this was the delicate taste. The beef was fresh and light because of the oil, pepper, and spices. I expected a taste like a piercing sword but got a soft wave of flavor. I believe the parmesan cheese was the key star to do this. Very shocking and interesting take on a classic dish.
Overall an amazing meal that made me experience new flavor and profiles.
Accompanied this 👷♂️ to Thomson Medical Centre two days ago; he was found to be a potential match for bone marrow donation. To be honest, I was worried, because the entire process is not easy, and it comes with its risks (they were very honest with the potential side effects, too honest actually). Yet he showed no signs of hesitation, signed the agreement on the spot, and was pretty determined to do it if it meant saving someone's life.
I used to tell everyone about my intention to sign up as a bone marrow donor, but I couldn't do it because of my irrational fear of pain. Also, because I knew I couldn't respect myself if I back out after knowing that I might be a match for a leukemia patient somewhere out there.
So thank you for being a constant inspiration to me, and teaching me that love and kindness knows no boundaries! Because of you, I now have the courage to (hopefully) do what you did, and no words could express how proud I am of you!! 🙆♀️💕