The Asgard and Hart Bochner
I realized I never wrote about our dinner at The Asgard on Thursday night. Our waitress was really nice, first of all. We (Seema, Shani the girl from the Media Lab, and me) started out with potato skins (mmm, melted cheese) and spinach artichoke dip on sourdough rounds. Both were very good and probably not very healthy.
Then I had pan-fried risotto, which is an interesting thought, since risotto is supposed to be creamy. It was served on top of a roasted tomato sauce with grilled asparagus on the side. The texture was reminiscent of hashbrowns. I think I liked it, although the combination of flavor and texture was disconcerting. But I ate it up, all the same.
Seema got a tasty tomato mozzarella sandwich (I know it was tasty because I got to eat the leftovers yesterday). Not as good as Flour's version, but still good. That combination of pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella is just awesome. Oh, and Shani got some kind of fish stuffed with crab, which she didn't like. I figured it'd be good since stuffing anything with crab should make it better, but she said it was grainy (and she told this to the waitress and got her dinner for free, plus dessert on the house--she was very self-assured).
Seema got mud pie for dessert and said it was the best dessert ever (and the waitress agreed). I had Molten Chocolate Cake (although they spelled it "Moulton"--I'm never sure if it's referring to the place that invented it or to the gooeyness of the center of the cake). Anyway, it was very rich, and I couldn't finish it all (gasp!), but delicious all the same.
And then they split the bill between our three credit cards, and it was very painless paying for dinner. I always hate worrying about whether I'll have the right amount of cash to pay for my part of dinner, so it was great how smoothly they handled things. Thumbs up for the Asgard.
So I'd probably go there again, since it's so close to my dorm and the food is pretty good. I was expecting it to be a pub with food as an afterthought, but it's a genuine restaurant.
There are only crappy movies on TV today. How unfortunate. Good thing I have work to do, and the movies are just background noise. Hey, the hunk from Supergirl is in Mr. Destiny (the Internet tells me his name is Hart Bochner). He never made it big...I wish Supergirl were on TV right now!
Oh my god, I totally forgot that he was in Die Hard! He's the smarmy bastard who gets himself killed at the office party by pretending to know Bruce Willis! Okay, so maybe he has done okay for himself, movie-wise. Die Hard reminds me of Patrick, just like tons of other stuff does. He's visiting me on Wednesday! I can't wait :)