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Have You Ever Tasted A Cloud?

April 26, 2015

So there we were…   It’s the weekend and we had no plans…  It was like Heaven…  no pressure, no schedule, no  –  nada…

To make a short story long… (if you know me)…

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…No pressure, until about 6pm on Saturday…  then 21 years of lovely togetherness kicks in…   “Feel like doing anything?”…  “How about spicy ethnic food?”…  “Like what?”.   “I don’t know…  Mexican? Thai? Burmese? Chinese?”… 

  “not Chinese”.   “OK…    Mexican”?  “We had that last night.”  Hmmm…   (20 minutes on facebook goes by)…   “I was kinda hoping you’d take the lead on this one…” say’s the lovely wife…  Ok… I Say…

So I called über and we went to El Camino and Santa Cruz Ave., in Menlo Park…   Micaela liked not knowing where we were going, I liked that she liked it…  I had no clue…

We walked up a few blocks…    checked this menu and that…  walking arm in arm…  coo-ing…  crossed over and came back a few blocks…    then it hit both of us at the same time…   “What about Carpaccio’s?”   (This place has been around for ever…)

We’d been there a few times while we were dating…  in the ’90’s…    it just clicked…

(#V-8moment  #Thudontheforehead)

We walked in and expected to be told there’d be a 30-40 minute wait…   but there were 2 seats at the bar waiting for us like Karma (dude)…  Classic Cocktails, served with the extra on the side in a micro-mini carafe placed in the ice it was shaken in…  #oldschool #newschool  #newrule

Now your probably thinking…  “Cloud tasting?”   “Tasting clouds?  Are they Cumulus?  Stratus?  Cirrus? (Serious?)

Nope…  They’re Gnocchi – bathed in a simple Bolognese…              …puffs of clouds I-tell-ya…  puffs…  of puffs…  with tomato’s and meat…  puffy puffs of puff clouds…    gnocchi…   There it is!!!

Neither of us had ever consumed Gnocchi like this…  not chewy, not gummy, not barely even there…  WHICH IS A GOOD THING !!…  clouds…  PUFFS…   #deliciousland…  So that’s that…

BTW…  we also met and chatted with about 8 new friends…    Lot’s of regulars, I guess…  but we really had a fun date, the wife and I…    Thanks Universe!!!

Hey…   that’s the story…  Go Get Puffy Clouds of Gnocchi at Carpaccios…  You won’t regret it…

Ah… but there’s more…

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Mark, the Bartender (who has apparently been there since the dark ages), is cool and calm under pressure…   quick with a joke, and a smile, and made us almost immediately feel like regulars…

Watch out John Bently’s, we will alway’s love your place in Atherton, but Carpaccio’s in Menlo Park has a really welcoming vibe that we can’t resist…   BTW…  the Carpaccio plate and the house salad were both top-notch too !!!

OMG…  Saw the Veal Milanese come out of the kitch…  Next time I guess…

Woah!!!   It’s late…   Gonna Ride the horse tomorrow (this) morning…   Yippie Cay Yeah Mother F&%*#ers (Bruce Willis, Die Hard)

Until next time…   Happy Heating…

    

 

4 Comments
  1. Lynn permalink

    Mark, You are a man of so many talents, writing being one near the top of the list. I so enjoyed reading about your fun date. Makes me want to go to that restaurant…can’t remember how to spell it. If you were the one writing in my handmade cards we could get rich. Keep posting…I look forward to what you will write about next! Lynn

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  2. jestchat permalink

    This sounds like you guys had a great night!

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