Trusted Foodie Friend 1+2 both work in Dubai Marina, so Fümé was an obvious choice for our last lunch date. Fümé is flirting with a bunch of different cuisines. Sometimes it works out really well (I’ll never forget the Korean inspired beef brisket lettuce wraps, they were to die for!) while at other times, it comes out mildly disastrous (Thai beef salad, I’m looking at you).
The next couple of months I’ll be busy studying for two big exams, so I’m taking a break from blogging until late August. I will still be active on Instagram, and you’ll find my account here:
In Tórshavn, we had dinner at Barbara, which is a new fish restaurant located in a beautiful old Faroese house. We had the From Our Fjords Menu, which took us through most of the menu highlights. First out was some amazing horse mussels. They were the size of a hand and incredibly tender and delicious.
It’s great to be back in the Faroe Islands. We’ve spent a couple of days in Tórshavn, but now we’re at Poul’s mom’s place on Svínoy. The weather is awesome (after Faroese standards) and I’ve been eating lots of delicious Faroese skerpikjøt (air-dried, fermented lamb meat).
In New York, oyster happy hour means $1-dollar oysters and inexpensive drinks. It’s a great way to turn an ordinary school night into something, that feels like Saturday, and it’s a great deal for someone like me, who orders oysters by the dozen.
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the Hotel Cartagena Opening Party at JW Marriott Marquis. Hotel Cartagena is a Latin American fusion restaurant/bar on the 72nd floor, so it goes without saying that the view is quite awesome up there. They’ve also done an excellent job transforming the restaurant into what seems like a grown-up version of Rainforest Cafe sans the wild animals (thank god!), and I really liked the vibe of the place.
Here’s what you’re having for lunch: Salad with seared tuna, avocado, mango and lots of other healthy stuff. It takes around 20 minutes to make the salad and 5 minutes to eat it, because, trust me, it’s super tasty:)
Lately, a lot of things have happened. I’ve started studying for two big exams in the U.S. in August, and it’s taking all my time, so I took a short blogging break, but now I’m back. I’ve also started playing golf, and I’m taking lessons at Peter Cowen Academy at Emirates Golf Club. My friend Peter (not Cowen, ha ha) had been nagging me to start playing for a long time, and I finally gave in. It’s a lot of fun, and I’m so happy that I finally did it.