Sunday, September 5, 2010

Is this Max?

Back in NYC

The giants are back in NY
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Burger at Café Oliver

To quote a certain unnamed Riverside Boat Club member, it's strange to eat from a table on which one was dancing a few nights prior.
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Video Catchup - Bike Tour Guide Explaining Reykjavík's History

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Video Catchup - Glacial River

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Café Haiti

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Eugene and his coffee

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inside cafe Haiti

The owner buys all her coffee beans in Haiti - the coffee is very popular here
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Clear day at the harbour

The whale watching boats and whaling boats are directly across the dock from each other, creating much tension as the fishing industry competes with the tourism industry.
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The inside of the Sea Baron

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Lobster soup

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Sægreifinn

A fisherman's shack with arguably the best lobster soup in the world
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Seafood kebabs at Sea Baron (Sægreifinn)

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Hakarl - putrid shark meat

On the label, it says "cheese shark", which is probably more appealing
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Fish and food market

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Weekend flea market

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Goodbye Reykjavik!

David and I are leaving a day earlier than the hemas. We are very sad to leave...it was a really wonderful vacation - lots of activities and lots of fresh air. We would really like to come back in the winter to see the northern lights and to stay in an ice hotel. Thank you hemas for making this such a memorable trip. Next stop, Israel...or China...

Brunch at Prikið, Reykjavík

Food quality is kind of meh, but it's one of the few places that's open at noon on Sunday.

Reykjavik Weather


Sigh... Well it's actually better than it sounds. At least the high is the same as the low :)

Ice creams and fruits

Undamaged by liquid nitrogen - 8/10
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chocolate brownie with pistachio ice cream and kumquats

5/10 - Brownie was dry, but pistachio ice cream and kumquats were redeeming qualities
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Mango egg custard

3/10 - strange flavor
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Molten chocolate cake, passionfruit marshmallow

10/10
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Our desserts with liquid nitrogen

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Sleepy Ellen and happy full David

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Ling (similar to haddock)

8/10
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Lamb two ways - lamb chop and filet

With marshmallow and shitake mushrooms - 10/10
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Salted cod with yuzu and fennel flan

8/10
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Salmon

Truffle foam - 9/10
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Happy Eugene as photographed by happy David

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Happy David

Eugene and David are having the wine pairing with the tasting - Ellen and I are still working on the champagne.
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Bread

8/10 - this is our third round of bread
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Soy sauce syringes

Very creative
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Sushi starter

Tilapia with wasabi flyfish roe, softshell crab Maki, hamachi, and salmon/avocado with tempura coating - 10/10
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Lobster "Pick me up 2009"

With foie gras, truffle oil - 11/10 - DELISH!
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Arctic char with yuzu and pear salsa

10/10
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