What I ate Wednesdays…

I wish i could be cool and post pictures of what I ate today; but I doubt anyone wants to see another photo of my microwaved frozenB broccoliB with ziti, marinara sauce and extra cheese. B I call it lazy hobo nuke ziti. B PureB culinaryB talent.

Or better yet my lunch of I’m too lazy to go outside and my stomach can’t handle any more cafeteria food this week so let me throw some baby spinach, orange peppers, 3 hard-boiled eggs and twice slices of bread and call that a balanced meal. B M&Ms are always an acceptable side.

No I’ll spare you the photos, I’m sure the description was bad enough. B Instead, I’ll post pictures of what I ate Tuesday. B I prefer Tuesdays over Wednesdays anyways. B Wednesdays are awful, Wednesdays are those days where you think o crap it’s not Thursday which means it’s nowhere near Friday. B Anyways back to Tuesday.

ItsB restaurantB week in Boston. B From March 18 to 23 and March 25 to 30, 2012 Boston’s best restaurants will be offering tasty prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner for an incredible bargain:B 2-course lunch for $15.12, 3-course lunch for $20.12, and 3-course dinner for $33.12.

This time we made reservation atB Mistral. B Needless to say I was excited. Tony went B double steak while I went double salmon and myB iPhoneB camera flash came along. B Our friends Brian and CJ came along but I spared them the wait of me fiddling with my Iphone so I can take photos of their food as well.

Our Appetizers arrived:

Beef Sirloin Carpaccio, Black Truffle AC/oli, Parmesan & Toasted Brioche

I don’t know the elegant name of this but basically its smoked salmon, avocado in a oil vinegar dressing. B Its amazing and you can call it anything you want.

Grilled 12oz Sirloin, “Potato Lyonnaise”, Port Wine Reduction, Gorgonzola Butter – Wine reduction sauce was decent but the cut of meat was too tough for my taste. B Good thing Tony was the one eating it. Even the photo makes it look disappointing.

Grilled Scottish Salmon, Cracked Mustard & Cider, House Cured Bacon, Beluga Lentils & Thyme – Also disappointing as I thought it would have a strong mustard flavor vs. butter but I guess the French do love their butter.

Luckily the dessert saved the meal back to amazing! B We picked two and went halfsies.

Classic Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Pistachio Croquant

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Candied Nuts & Salted Caramel

Does your city doB restaurantB week? B Do you partake??B We always try to do one place that we want to check out and where the entrC)e alone usually costs 33 bucks. B Its also a good excuse to get together with friends.