Saturday, October 18, 2014

Club 33@Disneyland ★★★

An Enchanting Night at Club 33 Le Grand Salon after its Renovation. Walt Disney's exclusive secret private club. Definitely an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exceptional quality of French & American cuisine with great service. Appetizers, Lamp Chop, and Cocktail Drinks were fantastic. Also the only place inside Disneyland Park that serves alcohol. Club 33 reservations are for members only, and they now only allow reservations up to 3 days in advance. Five Course Experience $105/ Six Course Experience $120.

Amuse Bouche: Fried Potato

First Course: "Lobster Rockefeller"
with crispy oysters and lemon hollandaise

First Course: Salmon Carpaccio "Lafayette"
with southern oranges, purple watercress and lime crème 


Third Course: Grilled Diver Scallop and Gulf Shrimp
with cheesy grits and buttery shrimp nage

Forth Course: Creole Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb
with summer corn succotash

Dessert Course: Hazelnut Bavarian Cream Velvet
with autumn pears and cranberry relish

Club 33 Old Entrance

Club 33 New Entrance

The Door Bell that Leads to the Magic

Club 33 Merchandise Display

Grand Staircase to the Restaurant after the Gate Entrance

Elegant Silverware

Club 33 Bread Plate

Special Butter for Bread

French 75 $11.25
spirit works gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and brut champagne

Hurricane $11
ballast point three sheets rum, myers's original dark rum, fresh lime juice, passion fruit juice, and grenadine

Plate Presentation

Second Course: Warm Apple and Kale Salad
with candied pecans, bacon vinaigrette, and biscuit croutons

Second Course: Harvest Squash Soup
with Southern Greens, Andouille, Pecans and Crème Fraiche

Third Course: Butter Poached Lobster
with braised leeks and minted english pea purèe

Kiwi Sorbet

Cheese Course
diligently selected trip or artisanal cheeses with orange blossom honey comb

Camomile Tea $10

Dessert Course: Autumn Pumpkin Crème Brulee
with candied persimmons and spiced short bread
Complimentary Milk Chocolate, Candy, and Dark Chocolate


Club 33 Pen & Check

Club 33 Packaging

Photo with Club 33 Chef Justin

Pathway to the Bar for Members Only

Ornate Faucet in the Ladies' Restroom

View of Fantasmic Show from Restaurant Balcony
mostly blocked by trees

Club 33
Disneyland
1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-300-7747 (Club 33 members only)
www.disneylandclub33.com (unofficial Club 33 fan site)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cheng Can Mix: Mango Smoothie ★★★

New Toy, New Hobby: Magic Bullet. I can finally make my own Mango Smoothie without paying a high price. Mango Smoothie is easy to make, and it's retail quality. Recipe below. I think I can replace fresh mango with frozen mango, since I am so used to the Jamba Juice frozen texture. Fresh mango maybe too pulpy for smoothie. Can add alcohol to make it a cocktail drink too.

Mango Smoothie

Making Mango Smoothie from Real Fresh Mango

All Ingredients Ready to Blend

Recipe:
1 cup of diced Mango (can be frozen)
1 cup of Vanilla Yogurt
1 cup of Ice
1 tablespoon of Honey or Maple Syrup (optional)
Milk (optional)
Granola for garnish (optional)

Directions: Put a handful of diced mango aside to make the smoothie chunky. Just blend everything else together and pour it with the mango chunks into a cup. Garnish with Granola (or more commonly, garnish with Mint Leaves). Enjoy.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Yonaka@Las Vegas ★★★

Great Japanese Happy Hour Place in Vegas. Foie Gras Sushi is a must-try. A carafe of Sangria to share is great too.

Foie Gras Sushi $9
foie gras from hudson, new york

Beet Fries $5 (happy hour price)
red beets, rosemary, sea salt

Appertif
watermelon
Coconut Ceviche $7 (happy hour price)
big eye tuna, tomato, strawberry, celery onion, plantains, lime, coconut, aji amarillo

Negitoro Sushi $7 (happy hour price)
bluefin tuna belly, scallions

Crunchy Spicy Tuna Hand Roll $5 (happy hour price)
big eye tuna, cucumber, tempura flakes

Sake Sangria $11 (happy hour price)
13 oz carafe

Yonaka Modern Japanese
4983 W Flamingo Rd
Ste A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 685-8358
yonakajapaneserestaurant.com

MOzen@Las Vegas ★★★

Superb Quality Brunch at Mandarin Oriental Hotel. My best brunch in Vegas so far. Buffet style appetizers & dessert with great selection. Just need to choose your entrée. Fresh & tasty oysters - all you can eat. Get a pot of Jasmine Tea with honey towards the end of the meal for refreshment. $58 per person including non-alcoholic drinks. Watermelon Juice was great. Can add free flowing mimosas with an additional $19.

Crab, Cocktail Shrimp, Oysters, & Gazpacho

Entrée: Pan Seared Diver Sea Scallops
artichoke, tomato thyme broth and black olives

Crab, Cocktail Shrimp, Salmon, Sushi, & Tofu

Chinese Dim Sum

Sushi, Grilled Veggies, and Somen Salad

Sashimi

BBQ Pork & Filet Mignon

Tomato w/ Mozzarella Cheese & Pesto

Tofu Appetizer

Entrée: Makhani
choice of murgh makhani or cottage cheese curry with lentil, garlic naan, & traditional accompaniments

Dessert from the Buffet

Assorted Fruits from the Buffet

Watermelon Juice

Refreshing Jasmine Tea

MOzen Bistro
Mandarin Oriental
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(888) 881-9367
http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/fine-dining/mozen-bistro/