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March 4th 2009
Published: March 5th 2009
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Since I didn't have anything worthy of a picture today I'll give you this nice shot of the Finnish country. This is a lakeside sauna we pass on our drive to/from work everday. I'd say this guy's living the good life!
Nothing special to report today. Work was work and I stayed in last night, eating at the hotel. Bubbles talked me into staying as they have changed their menu. So I figured I'd try some of the new stuff.

I started with a very lightly grilled scallop dish, served with lobster, greens and a balsamic reduction. It was delectable; the scallops were done perfectly. For my main I had pork tenderloins wrapped in parma ham. These were served with baked vegetables in a spicy garlic sauce and french fries. I enjoyed it, although I'd have prefered my veggies less cooked. I can't say they were overcooked, just more than is to my taste. The sauce had the spice of raw garlic. It was very good, but different from what I was expecting. I paired a Chilean Carmenere with the main, and it had the perfect bite to go with my pork dish. I was surprised since in the past I haven't cared for Carmenere. For dessert I had the chocolate fondat and paired it with a French Cabernet Sauvignon.

Not bad for a lazy night.

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