Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
And the way you look tonight"
---Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields (1936)

It's the eve of Valentine's and Pierino is stuck in a crappy hotel room some place you never want to visit. Let's just say that the taps are backward: hot water on the right, cold on the left.

But it doesn't stop him from thinking about Valentine's day and taking inventory for tomorrow:

Cubic zirconia cut and fancily placed in a setting by the finest gypsy diamond cutter in Slovenia

That awesome cake ordered from Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, designed by Duff Goldman

Barry White, "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up"

"Roman Holiday" DVD

But what to offer from the kitchen?

Your guide through Purgatory is not much into Chocolate (especially Devil's Food)...But he does like chopped chicken liver (yes, really)

Caviar from Tsar Nicolai, harvested from Sacramento River sturgeon

A dozen or so oysters with mignionette (no bloody cocktail sauce)

Lobster of course

..and maybe some nice little yellow strawberries from up in Paso Robles

What are you doing for Valentine's Day? What do you crave.

1 comment:

Randy Hickernell said...


I will be selling books in Salt Lake City, UT. I will be having dinner with a friend, actually the 26 year old son of a close friend from college. Not sure wher we will eat, but SLC has many great restaurants. Two of my favorites are The Red Iguana and The Market Street Grill. I walked to the Grill through a snowstorm which made the AK King Crab leg all the more tasty.