Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 30: Cascal (Niniane)

We went to Cascal and ordered a bunch of meat. Yishan has been weightlifting, so he needs to fill up on protein. We ordered a tapa sampler, and then an order of asado (lamb, chicken, steak). I was amused at the large quantity of meat.

The waiter brought the sampler, and then... TWO orders of asado. I started to voice my objections, but Yishan informed me that he in fact did order two asados.

It was a cornucopia of meat.

We sat outside, and the weather was good. Surprisingly, despite being in downtown Mountain View, we did not run into anyone we knew.

During this meal, I revealed that I have fallen off the exercise bandwagon. Yishan informed me that he already heard about this, from the personal trainer that we both go to. Then he gave a passionate motivational speech. As a result, I started exercising again.

Day 30: Cascal (Yishan)

Just to fill in some details about Cascal:

Both the tapa sampler and the asado were quite good. We weren't able to finish the asado, but taking the leftovers home afterwards meant that I had meat to eat later.

I did not consider my "speech" to be particularly passionate or motivational, but I am really glad that Niniane found it so, because she started exercising again. I'm not even sure what I said, so if she falls off the bandwagon again, I will not be able to reproduce this result. Readers, please help encourage Niniane to stay on the exercise bandwagon. She even has a "self-improvement using social pressure" site called Trackville that she programmed that helps you do this, so you should join it and encourage her every day!

Niniane got a new camera (or rather, cell phone) so now her pictures of the food look much better!

To answer the commenter: the restaurant was indeed rather expensive, and I would not consider the quality to be commensurate with the price. It was good food, but it was really expensive (on the other hand, we did order two asados). However, they also have a half-price happy hour and are right next to Cantankerous Fish, so those who attend the Sunfire mixer could elect to come to Cascal instead, as the decor and styling is much better.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 29: Shiva's (Niniane)

I really like the Riesling white wine at Shiva's, and the butter chicken. I usually always get the same thing whenever I eat there.

The waiters at Shiva's describe the dishes in a professional tone of voice, and then serve you onto your plate, which is nice.

I went with Victoria, an engineer at a biomedical device company.