I suppose I’ll eventually move on and leave the Southwest behind. But not quite yet! This is another one from Arches National Park. These towering rocks are pretty unbelievable!
Early the next morning we went back to Arches National Park and caught some early morning sun photos. This is called The Organ if I am remembering things correctly.
This bee was trying to hide from me,
but should I take that personally?
He’s just a bee and not my friend!
Still, with his stinger he could end
my time enjoying all the flowers.
Yes. his stinger has such powers.
This was taken shortly after yesterday’s photo, but as you can see the moon had come up at this point. It was quite the sight!
Hmmm. Guess I could have posted everything together, couldn’t I? Silly me!
Seven: duck confit basteeya, green plum, turnip, buckwheat:
Seven Point One (because this was an extra):
Eight: squab foi gras endive:
Nine: This was to replace the beef since Dan and I don’t eat red meat. I wish I could remember what it was. Squab, maybe? With baby corn, onion and green almond if the other ingredients that were with the wagyu beef are the same for this dish:
Next up … desserts!:
Ten: grapefruit granita, rose parfait
Eleven: pear, white chocolate mousse, hazelnut:
Twelve: mignardises (a bit blurry, but oh well … by this time I think my brain wasn’t functioning at all!):
Thirteen: granola for the next morning:
Thus ends our evening at Aziza. Fanciest meal I’ve ever had!
tai snapper, cucumber, mountain yam, bottarga
… this is razor clam, rice cake and broccoli. I asked our server what the flowers were and we were told they are chrysanthemum if I’m remembering correctly.
Okay, this is it for now, but this was our fourth dish: amberjack, bamboo shoot, black garlic, orange & shiso
I forgot, I’m sorry to say, to take a photo of our second course, which was a quail egg cooked to perfection, sitting on chicken crackling, with pickled onion. But here is the third — coconut panna cotta, caviar and brioche