This humidity is seriously cramping my style and making my hair totally freak out! And my hair isn't curly! Eeek! Anyways yesterday I ventured out to central park south, smelled like horse poo there for a tapas tasting. Tapas apparently are the new, hip thing. Let me tell you what happened there. FYI I was wearing my red betsey johnson cotton dress. It was a friend's friend's sister who was starting up a catering business, and did this tapas tasting and to invite some ppl who may be interested. Course everyone showed up late. So enough talking, onto the food porn! Lots of pics!!!! :P
plates, forks and spoons, little of course
her business cards, ddcuisine dot com. check her out if your in nyc and want some catering done.
coconut madelines, they were for dessert hence why they are covered up right now.
the table spread, damn that's a lot of food right? Oh but she brought out even MORE food since she was still cooking! *gasp* more food!!!!
bruschetta, with ricotta cheese, sweeter and tastier with tomatoes and basil
grilled tofu, with soy sauce and some other stuff, it was quite tasty
meatballs! yummy! not sure if we were suppose to eat the pasta or if it was just for decoration
chicken salad with grapes on endive.
close of up endive!
pita chips, with smoked salmon roe cream cheese spread nad baba ganoush
another shot of the eggs, yes they're laying on rocks.
she had an awesome apt! it screamed out yes i can afford to live at central park south!
grilled shrimp with mango, mint and cumin! Damn it tasted so GOOD!
asian explosion salad, beef, avocado, mango, noodles and other yummies!
me about the eat the beef from her asian explosion salad, yes that's my red betsey johnson dress there!
skirt steak on bread with some seriously spicy stuff!
moroccan lamb and red pepper. It didn't taste like lamb, no gamey taste at all! we were all surprised!
chives and pork potstickers!
There was also korean bbq steak, course i was obviously busy stuffing my face. I swear when ppl said they were getting full I was still stuffing my face shamelessly. The caterer realized she forgot the crab cakes, and put on her apron and started frying them up. Course my ride had to leave. They came with a baby, and the baby had to leave cause the baby wanted to sleep and what not. sigh. so sad. I could have had crab cakes and they looked SO GOOD! and this is the part where EP starts to cry, sigh...me missing out on food!
my sangria! yes sangria!
Oh and the awkwardness of it. My friend of a friend who worked at this media company or what not, sent me this potential gig to build this website. course what he told me and what the guy in charge of the project told me were 2 different things. we spoke about it briefly and he was like dude i'm hearing the stuff that goes on and he was like what was your number? were u the one that said 10G? I was like NO! and he was like oh ok so that wasn't you today, cause that was a painful conversation i had to hear today. I was like huh? I basically explained to him that the guy who was in charge we'll call him bob, sent me a ppt presentation on what he wanted changed, before i could respond he sent me yet another ppt on what he wanted, i called him asking him a few things because he sent me 2 websites one in html/css with flash in it and one that was just pure flash. obviously there would be a huge price difference between the flash and non flash. the guy has no fucking clue what the difference is. sigh. fine, i send him a quote a fair quote i might add for a html/css with flash in it. ok here comes the awkward part. He shows up at the tapas tasting! AWKWARD! my friend's friend at the media company was like omg i'm SO SORRY! I totally forgot he was coming and you were coming and you two were talking via email and stuff! I was like awkward! what was really awkward was that the guy came and and started talking. he was kinda cute in that dorky way, BUT things got really weird. he was asking about me. yes i'm a freelancer yes i know what i'm doine, and then he asked me about my price. i said basically cause you wanted all those pages with flash in it, that's why. if it was just a straight up html/css site then the price would be lower. duh! so then he's like well what if i do the layout and i send it to you and u just do the flash? i'm like er....and what was worse was that he was like isn't there something you can download to do the flash slideshow? AHEM! *That was a little insulting, if you think its THAT easy then I suggest YOU fucking download it and do it that way then!* I responded I actually code it in flash/actionscript. He then said well if i did it that way would it cost less? Cause then it was total bs, oh we have a budget, oh i can't afford this and that. Look! I am not doing this for free. if you want this site with flash done for cheap then i suggest you find some stupid little college student then. I was like ok i'm so not gonna say anything else cause one of us has to look professional here. I really can't believe he was trying to make me lower my quote. And he wanted me to give him a number right then and there! I was like I have to see it and think about it before i can give you another quote. he said he'd email me, i don't see anything in my inbox. I'm not being unfair, actually, for a flash site it is base of 5G. But since its html/css with flash in it i quoted him less than that. since he wants to do the layout, and i'm not, the flash is still gonna cost you. the fact that i have to open up flash and make you something means the price goes up regardless. find yourself a stupid college student taking a flash class then, cause my quote is fair and its not moving. ugh, that was uncomfortable to say the least.
i have a meeting with some chinese opera people to design their website next wed. hope it all goes well. i haven't gone to any restaurants for restaurant week yet. god this humidity is making me want to stay in, and not go out and eat. sigh. alright next week i'm going for it!
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