Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Komi

We went to Komi for B's birthday. It was a wondrous experience.

Here is B in Komi Lala-Land just following the main course, which was a side of goat. Or something like that.


What I enjoyed most about our experience wasn't the food alone. It was literally everything about the evening. From the moment our server (we had multiple, kind of like everyone does everything type of deal) told us "we have no menus, so just sit back and relax while we cook for you all night" (they ask for dietary restrictions when you make the reservation, which MUST be a month in advance!), I knew it was going to be a glorious night. Lovely wine, fabulous company and a very laid back ambiance made for a perfect evening.

But yes, the food was incredible. Some of the major stand-outs were the pork belly, scallops (a number of different preparations), the salted caramel (holy COW - heavenly) ... and the goat. Said goat kind of sums up why I feel Komi does in fact deserve its #1 ranking. It was just entirely unexpected. It literally fell off the bone, and the accompanying sauces/goodies were so perfect...but honestly, I just loved the simplicity of the whole thing. It was like good old North Carolina BBQ...if North Carolina BBQ suddenly turned Greek. You know what I'm sayin', right?

Speaking of NC BBQ - Chapel Hill this weekend! And the OBX all of next week! Life is good. G-O-O-D. I also start working at Conte's tomorrow. Believe it. Come visit and buy lots of things. On that note, a parting gift. It was a moment of weakness.

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2 comments:

Lauren Peterson said...

What, what, what is going on with that video? (I love it, btw.)

Margit @coppifemme said...

claim to fame buddy gal! claim-to-fame.