Wow, what a day. Spa treatments followed by a fancy dinner at ONYX at the Four Seasons. I am one lucky gal.
Backlit wall panels of semi-precious stones, such as carnelian and onyx, create a dramatic ambience in which to enjoy light, healthful Asian fare. Bamboo floors, Japanese antiques and dramatic chandeliers grace the main dining room, while silk lanterns hanging over the sushi bar give an exotic feel.
The evening started with a cocktail hour at the ONYX bar. I ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and sipped it slowly until we sat down for dinner. After that, I switched to sparkling water for the rest of the night. If I didn’t have a marathon to run on Sunday, I probably would have boozed face.
The meal started with a few different appetizers: Tofu Miso Soup with Nameko Mushrooms and Japanese Parsley + Dole Baby Green Salad with Button Mushrooms, Edamame, Crispy Wonton, and Ginger Dressing.
We also enjoyed THE BEST Brown Rice Risotto as an appetizer. I wish I knew exactly what was in it (besides mushrooms and spinach) because I absolutely loved it. I actually ended up eating two good-size servings of it. I would have eaten more, but I wanted to save room for the entrÃ©es and dessert.
The entrÃ©e course included a variety of dishes: Coconut Curry Chicken + Char-Grilled Tofu with SautÃ©ed Garlic Spinach, Shredded Asian Leek, and Sweet Soy Ginger.
And Miso Marinated Black Cod with Rice Vinegar Cabbage.
Dessert was also a meal favorite for me (obviously): Thai Basil Mango Sorbet with Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Pineapple. The combination of flavors and textures was so interesting””in a good way! The cold, creamy mango sorbet jived so well with the sweet, citrusy pineapple and bitter dark chocolate. It might sound like a strange mix, but it worked!
Kristen and me!
(Please ignore my greasy-headband hair. I went directly to the cocktail hour from my massage. Let’s just say the masseuse did not go light on the oil!)
Blogger group shot!
It’s almost 2:30 AM (EST), so I’m heading straight to bed.
Good night, friends!