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Minibar for Meli’s Birthday

August 18th, 2010 Posted in travel

Last week, we went to the famed MiniBar in DC for Melissa’s big birthday. I won’t tell you her age, you have to guess.

They served us 26 courses over 3 hours. Yes, 26 courses. Here is a smattering of some of the food we ate.


My favorite – Baby corn, scraped from the cob, smoked, gelatinized, and molded back to look like corn.


Melissa’s Favorite – Chilled tomato salsa like puree, wrapped in avocado. It really tasted like Guacamole, remarkable.


A “bloody mary”. Wow, this one packed a punch. That sliver of celery was infused with a lot of vodka, and covered in some tomato / tabasco shavings. A huge bang in your mouth.

More to come later, I have a really busy week with job related stuff, thesis related stuff, and moving related stuff. My, that’s a lot of stuff.

  1. 4 Responses to “Minibar for Meli’s Birthday”

  2. By RaniNo Gravatar on Aug 18, 2010

    You seem to have a Japanese fetish! Everything on your dishes appear to be rolled up!!! (smoked or noted smoked ;-)

  3. By RaniNo Gravatar on Aug 18, 2010

    Sorry.. typo… i mean “not smoked”

  4. By SarahNo Gravatar on Aug 18, 2010

    all of the food look great and delicious! :)

  5. By melissaNo Gravatar on Sep 11, 2010

    Raj! Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration packed with deliciousness and beauty! You went overboard and I was so pleasantly overwhelmed!

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