This week, it will be a Vegan Tuesday. Please forgive me. But after three+ weeks of alkalizing and non-stop writing, reading, editing, revising, I needed a break. I was actually going along so well today. Green juice… avocado toast… carrots and hummus… But when my dear friends from LA asked if I wanted to join them for dinner at Balthazar, all bets were off. There was no way I wasn’t getting that goat cheese and caramelized onion tart.
Needless to say, dinner was over-the-top delicious. Balthazar remains my favorite restaurant in the city, especially when shared with great friends. Chris and Butch got the three-tiered Balthazar seafood platter: king crabs, lobster, oysters, shrimp, clams, ceviche.... I nibbled some of that, had my tart and chicken pallaird and butter on my bread. Plus champagne and chocolate cake for dessert. Pourquoi pas? I’m celebrating. The book goes in on Wednesday, the article on Friday, and I am a free woman come Saturday. Hallelujah!