Showing posts with label the Ranch Restaurant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the Ranch Restaurant. Show all posts

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Week 2

As I reflect back on the second week of the new year I can say with joy that it was a great week!
I've documented this week with my Instagram photos. Some are good, some are grainy...but you'll get the idea of what happened.

I feel like I got a lot accomplished, but the highlight of the week was attending two special openings for The Ranch, the restaurant my son has been working so diligently to bring to fruition. Evan is the Executive Chef d' Cuisine at this restaurant. He works crazy long hours and is an amazing chef.


This photo welcomes everyone as they enter the restaurant!
On Wednesday, we were invited to the friends and family dinner where we tasted everything on the menu. We definitely were in a food coma afterwards, but there are worse things to have to live through.
We had told so many of our friends that we were going to be able to invite them and when it came down to it, we were only able to invite 2 friends each night. So we threw all our friends names in a hat and drew  two names for Wednesday night and two for Thursday night's parties.
The Beef Carpaccio appetizer was amazing

They are already known for the delicious popovers and homemade jams

Proud parents and little brother
The second night was more casual and really fun. Mr. R got to meet one of his baseball heroes, Charlie Hough who was there with Tommy Lasorda, the former manager of the Los Angeles Dodger baseball team. They were both very friendly and graciously allowed people to pose for photos with them.


This was one of the best berry desserts I have every tasted. It was a blueberry crostada. Too bad I forgot to take a photo before I finished it off.

I started a new quilt. This is a kit I bought last summer using Strawberry Fields fabric by Joanna Figueroa for Moda. It will make a nice picnic quilt for a friend. I need to get this one sewn, quilted and bound this month.
I jumped on board my first ever English Paper Piecing project. The Rose Star Block Party on Flickr.
Here is my first block all cut out. I began basting it last night and hope to finish it tonight while I watch the Golden Globe Awards.

 Yesterday, while sewing, I had an audience of two little cuties, my granddaughters. They were very interested to watch and ask questions.  Makenzie is almost 10 years old, I think it's time I start allowing her to learn to sew on my machine.
I really got a lot of sewing done this week but have no real finishes to show. I am working on so many projects at once. I guess I will have a lot of finishes to show in a few weeks.
 I love how these Swoon blocks are coming together. They are so fun and go together so easily, once all the cutting is done.
 And a little more progress on my + and x blocks for Sarah's swap on Flickr.
I finally got my Rockin Robin quilt back from the long arm quilter. Have you ever been disappointed with a quilting job once it was finished? I chose black thread and I think it detracts from the piecing. But, I'll let you all decide after I get it bound...which probably won't be until next month.

I'm excited to shop this week at The Intrepid Thread. Julie has already told me that Malka Dubrawsky's new fabric, A Stitch in Color, will arrive in her shop this week. I love the bright colors and fun prints.

http://stitchindye.blogspot.com/2011/07/stitch-in-colorpreview.html
I hope you all have a great week.

Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hard Hat Kitchen Tour

Yesterday, Mr. Romance and I got to take the hard hat kitchen tour of the new restaurant where our son is working. The restaurant won't open for another 2 months but things are really starting to happen and before we know it we will be attending the special, by invitation only, grand opening of THE RANCH RESTAURANT and SALOON,in Anaheim, California. Evan has been working here for almost a year. Every detail down to what plate to order and which vendors to use has been researched and planned. This will be a wonderful and delicious restaurant. We are so proud of Evan. Although it is not "his" restaurant, he has worked hard to make it an exceptional dining experience for all. He and his executive chef have been given carte blanche when it comes to ordering all the equipment and supplies. Just check out all this cool kitchen equipment.
That faux wood floor is genius! Tile for wearability and the look of wood for beauty! There will be dancing and country music in the saloon and delicious food in the restaurant. Make sure to add it to your must restaurant list if you are ever near Anaheim, California...and tell them "di" sent ya!




Thanks for stopping by,

"di"