Friday, January 27, 2006

Cumpleanos y Dim Sum

Happy Birfcake to you! Today is your birthday. It's my birthday too yeah. All right, that's enough! This vieja is celebrating another year older today with the Culinary Arts 112 class. I have no choice, we have another test today and I'm scheduled to teach. Showtime! At the banquet yesterday our class received a very substantial tip thanks to the generousity of the honored retiree. It is quite a lot of money. Merci, Nick. (He actually is French!) During the breakdown and cleanup, I yelled "Dim sum tomorrow, Chef!" But instead of lunch, he will be giving everyone their fair share of the dinero, which is great for these kids. Ended up having lunch at a new Chinese restaurant, Sea Star, in Alhambra with Annie. Sorry to report that the food was so-so, only the sushi was memorable, and the staff was nowhere to be found. We should have gone to the buffet in Temple City. Next time for sure. This weekend is the Year of the Dog Chinese New Year, so dim sum is the choice for the season, but I'd go for it anytime of the year. Gong Hay Fat Choy, y Viva La Vida Dulce, amigos!

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