Inaugural Dead Cow Society Dinner 2009

[Background for the confused: I wrote this in January, a few days after the US Presidential Inauguration Lunch. I wrote it and forgot about it and finally discovered it as I am preparing for my year-end review. Certainly things have changed but better late than never I guess.]

Well, the Dead Cow Society has its own inaugural dinner too. Granted in our inauguration, there will be definitely less dancing in the streets than the U.S. President’s inauguration ceremony but I think we have better wines.

And I am still kicking myself for not bringing my camera to capture the new offerings at Cafe de Amigo.

This all happened a couple of weeks ago when David was flying into town from the U.S. and wanted to meet up. Unfortunately Jeff was out of town.

Originally, the restaurant was called Cafe de Amis, but it got sued by the Restaurant With The Word Amis In Its Name, so the restaurant got its present name Cafe de Amigo. Nowadays, we just refer to it as Tommy’s.

We like Tommy’s because its simple, cozy and always friendly mainly because we’ve been regular customers for many years, very much like Azhang. This is the kind of relationship that we like to build up because, frankly, we like being welcomed as friends rather than customers.

Courtesy and respect; this is why we tend to get better service in all restaurants.

Anyway, we were surprised to find that apart from the Wagyu, Tommy’s now offer aged Angus Prime Rib and Kurobuta pork chops.

Dinner started with some hot toasted garlic bread and an Amarone that went very well with the excellent as usual Lobster Bisque. Thick, creamy, full of flavor and generous lobster chunks, it’s still one of the best in town.

Slightly charred on the outside and a deep red with visible white streaks of marbling, the prime rib was spectacular which made it all the more painful because I didn’t bring my camera.


Posted on 11th Nov 2009 in Dead Cow Society, Food and Drink

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