The Last Supper Club

We went to the last supper club last night. And it was good. How good, you may wonder? Extremely good.

To begin with, it turns out that twinset was playing (Jazz trio); which was pretty sweet. I guess that may have been why it was a little on the busy side – we had a ten minute wait for a table; but that was all good. It gave us a chance to have cocktails!

Any place which has a cocktail menu is going to be a good place to get a cocktail.

The cocktails here, are divided into “books” – there’s the books of martini, rum and gin; along with the book of classics (margaritas, cosmopolitans et al), the book of inspirations (a curious collection), and the deadly sins (theme-ish cocktails).

While we were waiting, Cyrus had Envy from the deadly sins – a combination of vodka, lemoncello, sour apple and absinthe, strained in a martini glass. He found it… potent. I found it… a bit strong for my liking as well. I opted for Pride, again from the deadly sins. It was feijoa vodka with mint, lime and apple juice in a tall glass with ice. It was a much gentler sort of a drink, and extremely delicious.

Just moments after finishing off my pride, there was a table for us; so off we went. We ended up in a booth-like arrangement in the window; with nice comfy boothcouches.

Since I was now cocktail-less, I had no choice but to order another. This time around, I went with something a little less certain. I picked the Arch Angel, from the book of inspirations. It was a strange one – it was made from vodka, white cream de cacao and sour apple; with cream floating on top (and chocolatey powder/sauce). I’m not sure if I’d have it again; but it certainly was.. inspired.

From the menu, after much haranguing a gentle suggestion, we had the antipasto platter as an entree. This was a marvellous idea – even getting the small size, I reached the point where I was concerned about fitting in all of my main; and there was still a bunch of delicious antipasto goodies left.

For the mains, Cyrus opted for a slightly spicy dish, with udon noodles and honey/ginger/soy marinated chicken thighs. He seemed to enjoy it quite a lot, based on the Mmms he was making. I chose thyme infused rabbit, that was served with braised vegetables. It was extremely good – the rabbit was melty and extremely delicious.

It was getting late, so we opted out of having desserts; but next time, there’s a good chance we’ll make the time. There was a lemon tart that Cyrus had his eye on; and a decision that I didn’t want to have to make for my dessert.

Now that the food has been dealt to; I should mention the service – it was noticably good. Food arrived promptly, glasses were filled, and the staff were polite.

The Last Supper Club was fantastic, and we’ll probably eat there again. Just as soon as we can justify it (: / 21 Blair Street, Wellington

Ultimate Tag Warrior 1.1

I’ve just released Ultimate Tag Warrior 1.1 into the wild! From here on (and indeed since last week), the latest version of Ultimate Tag Warrior is going to live here: I’ll keep on announcing new versions of it here, though.

Version 1.1 adds ultimate_show_related_tags(), which will display the tags related to the current tag set. If you are viewing /tag/monkey, it will list all of the tags of the posts that match monkey (except for monkey itself.) If you are viewing /tag/monkey+banana it will list all of the tags of the posts that match both monkey and banana (excluding the monkey and banana tags). Clicking the + beside a tag will add it to the tag set.

Dan made me write this suggested this feature.

Maybe! Yes!

This evening, Cyrus and myself wandered off to see Batman Begins at wonder movie theatre. It was good. It was almost certainly better than the alternatives (Starwars 3 or Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy) (I had movie passes that expired next month. *Some* movie had to be seen). In the beginning, we had intended to snag takeout on the way home; but alas, while waiting for the movie to start I suggested that we go to One Red Dog. Alas the second, we reached Blair Street and went to The Last Supper Club instead.

And it was good.

And I will waffle about it tomorrow. I’m tired, now (:

Chili Con Carne

Cyrus and myself have been eating our way through a pot of chili con carne. We used the Alton Brown pressure cooker chili recipe, sorta, as a general guide.

There were two principle differences: We didn’t make it in a pressure cooker; and we didn’t use chipotle peppers or adobo sauce (there are rumors that I may have forgotten to include tomato paste as well, except I don’t think it ended up being a principle difference).

Instead of the pressure cooker; we cooked the chili in my spanky le creuset casserole pot in a 170C oven for about 4 hours.

Instead of chipotles and adobo sauce, which we would have included if we had been able to find any, anwhere; we had two chilli peppers diced finely.

It’s definately something that we’re going to make again in future (: