Date 43: Frames and new food
Littlestar and I recently lost one of the bunnies we take care of together, a sweet girl named Pearl. We decided that we wanted to, among other things, find a good picture frame to show off a picture of her. This led to a discussion about whether it's sweet or morbid to go looking for picture frames for a departed loved one on a date. We decided, perhaps unsurprisingly, that it was sweet, so we were off to Aaron Brothers to look through frames.
This is perhaps only the second time I've look at frames with a specific person in mind for the frame. Littlestar and I walked through aisles, checking out and discarding frames that didn't seem to suit Pearl very well. We eventually found a design we liked, albeit not in the actual materials they'd used for the frame. With the image of a well-suited frame firmly in mind, we decided we'd be able to find the best possible version of that frame later.
I'm glad we found that right frame style together.
After browsing through Aaron Brothers, we went to fulfill our second goal for the evening and try a new restaurant. This time around our target was En in Sunnyvale, the latest in a list of Bay Area Izakayas that we've tried out.
We ended up with a shellfish-errific order, almost without realizing it, with...
Creamy Scallop Croquet
Uni with Onsen Egg
...to which we added Bacon Enoki mushrooms.
Yes, that's double scallops, double uni, and double bacon.
Littlestar is, of course, a huge fan of uni. I'm not usually so much so, but it turned out that the Uni with Onsen Egg was just about my speed. Something about the sauce took enough of an edge off the taste that I really liked it...yet not so much that littlestar didn't. The Uni Gratin probably took too much of the flavor away, and might have been one too many rich foods on the night.
Everything else was lovely as well. It was a good remembrance of Pearl, and then a nice evening together at a new place.