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May 20, 2017 04:16PM
May 20, 2017 04:19PM
Bifurcated dinner last night—we managed to score walk-in seats at the bar of the 3rd floor Florian Opera Bistro pre-show (Bob already had an octopus salad near where he'd parked, close to Russian Tea Time and cabbed it over to have a martini). I had “spring tart" (kale-spinach-gruyere quiche) with a small salad and a glass of rosé cava. Show ran long, so we broke etiquette and left at the start of curtain calls to get into the cab line early and make it to Russian Tea Time only 10 min. late. (They had plenty of room, and we were neither the last to arrive nor the last to remain). With champagne, I had caviar & blini with the trimmings—Bob said this was my substitute Mothers' Day dinner. Should have gotten a clue from the low-ish price of an ounce that this was not their old caviar service, which featured choice of sevruga, osetra or beluga and had cost at least twice as much for even the sevruga. It was paddlefish, a relative of sturgeon. Delicious, but without the “pop" that you get from sevruga eggs or the complex taste of osetra. It came with loads of mini-blini and all the trimmings—since Bob polished off his borscht pretty quickly, we shared the caviar. Main course was a cold seafood platter: salmon roe (actually, my favorite “caviar"), crepes, lox, smoked salmon “pastrami," whitefish, herring, sturgeon, cucumbers, capers, red onions, carrot & potato salads, boiled red potatoes and chopped eggs. We ended taking most of it home—Gordy ate some of it late last night, and for brunch I had a couple slices of the salmon pastrami with a couple of slow-scrambled eggs that I finished off with a sprinkle of Sicilian caper sea salt (I bought it and orange flavor in Taormina on our cruise in Dec. 2015).
Not sure about tonight—will depend on when Bob gets home and how much of the smoked fish Gordy polishes off for his lunch. We do have some wine to pick up at Cellars tonight so might go for their lobster tail/chickpea salad.
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)