Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Ryan and I are faithful watchers of Top Chef. Tom Colicchio (the main bald headed judge) has a restaurant here in Dallas called Craft, we had to see if he merited the pretentious attitude. He does. His restaurant was very good, worth a recommendation. The worst part about it was at the end we looked over the dessert menu for fun, knowing that I had made a birthday cake and that would be our dessert. ( A little background on the cake I slaved hours over, literally. I got the recipe from our favorite San Fransisco bakery, Tartine. I have had it planed weeks before his birthday. It includes four layers of homemade chocolate cake, homemade caramel, and homemade chocolate ganache repeating. I made everything from scratch I was proud of my work. For me it was the most anticipated moment of the day.) OK back to the restaurant. We noticed a chocolate devils food cake layered with chocolate ganache, something very similar to what I had prepared. The waiter came back to see if we made a decisions, we declined letting him know we were having birthday cake at home....a few minutes later he sent over a mini chocolate cake with a candle, the one we had read on the menu. It was amazing, the ganache was perfectly silky and the cake was perfectly moist. It was Delicious! Needless to say I was no longer excited to go home and eat my cake. Thanks Tom for putting all my hard work to shame.
For Ryan's birthday present I got him an "athletic" watch the Garmin Forerunner 50 . It moniters your heart rate, keeps track of how far you have gone, he can sync it to his bike too... and it does lots of other cool stuff.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Ryan and I decided to head to
The next day we heard it was supposed to sprinkle on and off, which it did, so we decided to use that day to visit the
The rest of the trip we spent relaxing on the beach. Oh and we went snorkeling, but I have to say I though
Columns in the the temple of a Thousand Warriors
This was a crazy wall with skulls engraved on the stone,
underneath there were real human skulls
The Cenote where they did all of the sacrificing