Sunday, June 17, 2007

Wasabi & Wine (Tuck & Shuffle) 2007


Here are some basic ingredients A, D, and I bought at SF Market for the party. We had a wonderful sake tasting pre-party. If you have never tried it, I recommend the NIGORI (unfiltered) sake. Bonsai!




Here are three kinds of fish we used... salmon and tuna provided by EP and some tuna provided by M. It was loved and enjoyed by all!



Here, D was kind enough to help my demo for my guests how to roll the sushi. She was an awesome instructor. Tuck and shuffle, tuck and shuffle...



Thanks to the Sac Bee for the beautiful apron they gave me at the Strawberry Festival for being a finalist in the recipe contest. I wore it at the party for the very first time! It actually has the scoopy mascot on it! Whoot!




D displays her handiwork. Nice job, woman!!




So, check out this apparatus... D brought it along with her (thank you muchly!!) It helped most of our rolls stay intact while we cut them. She purchased it at the State Fair last year. I think I might invest in one myself!




Yah, check out R and her creation...I also nominate her for best hair at Wasabi & Wine 2007.



P rolls it up. I was very happy to finally meet him. We can call this one the Sacepicurean Roll, right?



Move over Mikuni... 'nuff said!



More feverish sushi rolling by the hungry guests!!



More rolling... this guest was caught decanting wine in the kitchen. My friends rule. They never fail me! :)



Here I am again...as little rice as possible...this was probably taken after two of my "green tea martinis with cane sugar rim" cocktail I served at the party.



Here is the fine array of adult beverages we enjoyed...



Here is the gorgeous Sac Eats roll. Magnificent!




OMG!! It's an unnecessary celebrity close-up of Sac Eats!!! Can I have your autograph??




And, here is the gang that stuck around until the bitter end and helped out a lot with clean up. I will add that we had a gal washing dishes most of the time as well. Thanks CR!! I vote you as having the prettiest feet at W&W 2007!

See, I told you...




Then after everyone left, A and I continued to clean and he put on my favorite album!!!
It was even more special because it was on VINYL!




My favorite song was the end to a great evening and such a happy birthday celebration.



We sang.


Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

A bottle of white, a bottle of red

Perhaps a bottle of rose instead

We'll get a table near the street

In our old familiar place

You and I, face to face


A bottle of red, a bottle of white

It all depends upon your appetite

I'll meet you any time you want

In our Italian Restaurant.


Things are okay with me these days

Got a good job, got a good office

Got a new wife, got a new life

And the family's fine

We lost touch long ago

You lost weight I did not know

You could ever look so good after

So much time.


I remember those days hanging out

At the village green

Engineer boots, leather jackets

And tight blue jeans

Drop a dime in the box play the

Song about New Orleans

Cold beer, hot lights

My sweet romantic teenage nights


Brenda and Eddie were the

Popular steadys

And the king and the queen

Of the prom

Riding around with the car top

Down and the radio on.

Nobody looked any finer

Or was more of a hit at the

Parkway Diner

We never knew we could want more

Than that out of life

Surely Brenda and Eddie would

Always know how to survive.


Brenda and Eddy were still going

Steady in the summer of '75

when they decided the marriage would

Be at the end of July

Everyone said they were crazy

"Brenda you know you're much too lazy

Eddie could never afford to live that

Kind of life."

But there we were wavin' Brenda and

Eddie goodbye.


They got an apartment with deep

Pile carpet

And a couple of paintings from Sears

A big waterbed that they bought

With the bread

They had saved for a couple

Of years

They started to fight when the

Money got tight

And they just didn't count on

The tears.


They lived for a while in a

Very nice style

But it's always the same in the end

They got a divorce as a matter

Of course

And they parted the closest

Of friends

Then the king and the queen went

Back to the green

But you can never go back

There again.


Brenda and Eddie had had it

Already by the summer of '75

Fromhe high to the low to

The end of the show

For the rest of their lives

They couldn't go back to

The greasers

The best they could do was

Pick up the pieces

We always knew they would both

Find a way to get by

That's all I heard about

Brenda and Eddie

Can't tell you more than I
Told you already

And here we are wavin' Brenda

And Eddie goodbye.


A bottle of red, a bottle of white

Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight

I'll meet you anytime you want

In our Italian Restaurant.

3 comments:

Garrett said...

Awww... i really wish I could have been there...
Happy birthday darlin!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to you! You are so cute in that picture too! :)

Anonymous said...

The most delightful serendipity and W&W party for 2007! Happy Birthday KD! DD