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Fish & Co. – xoxo Platter

The XOXO Platter for 2 ($39.95)

Now I’ll just stick true to my principles and not launch into an entirely unneeded spiel of an occasion that needs no further publicity and marketing than already given. Because we all know that.

I will, however, have to admit that the special menu offerings, exclusive set meals, mind-blowing degustation selections, and promotions that restaurants push when it comes to riding the wave of commercialism during times like these really do tempt the passive consumer. You don’t have to believe in such festivities to enjoy an extended menu. Well more’s always good! Just ignore the neon pink kissy kissy stuff. Simple!

About a couple of weeks ago, the folks at Fish & Co. must have gotten wind that I haven’t been there in a while (and also perhaps they heard that I’m like Grinch of Valentine’s Day and they wanted a chance at enlarging my heart and – maybe, just maybe – turning me from green to blinding pink) and so invited me down to sample their new xoxo Valentine’s Day Platter for 2. Read more of this post

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Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

I’ve wanted to try my hands at cooking up paella ever since watching how it is traditionally and painstakingly on either Travel and Living or Asian Food Channel. There was something captivating about the dedication and care that went into making a single pan of aromatic paella. I wanted to re-create that. I wanted to step into the shoes (imitation ones, you’ll get what I mean when you read on.) of the men who stood faithfully by the searing heat of orange and pine branches, and tended to a pan for an hour at best. Traditionally, men were the ones to cook paella. I have no idea why. I suppose it was all the more reason for me to whip this up for dinner tonight because I found nothing stereotypically macho about creamy rice.   Read more of this post