Friday, March 11, 2011

Todric's Lobster Open Ravioli! Great taste and presentation!

I finally had the chance to go back to Todric's and try the Lobster Open ravioli in cognac cream sauce.
The dish was very well presented and had a very rich spicy taste.
The cream sauce was very rich and had an unexpected bit of spiciness to it. I asked the server and was told that there was a bit of cayenne pepper added to the sauce (it was not very spicy,just nicely spiced).
The "ravioli" part of the dish was made of two big sheets of pasta and the cream sauce and large chunks of fresh lobster were placed between that.
The ravioli was very fresh and nicely cooked too.
One part of the dish that surprised me was that there was actually mushrooms in the filling of the ravioli-that went well with the lobster (but was not mentioned on the menu). The mushrooms made the dish seem much more filling!

The server also mentioned that in this dish the chef uses the meat from a one and a half pound lobster,so that was quite substantial.
What was very original was the presentation- the head and tail of the lobster were on the edges of my plate.
There was also the two lobster claws and those were very carefully placed on the edge of the pasta making it look like the whole crustacean was there!
This dish is not something I would order every day as it is quite rich and would be better for a special occasion.
The market price for the lobster ravioli dish today was $38 (also why I could not eat this too often).

Also while at Todric's today I also had the chef's creation appetizer and a pineapple upsidedown cake.
Those will be added to my post soon this weekend!

Todric's Lobster open ravioli in cognac cream sauce!

Lobster Head!
Lobster Tail!

New Beauty Test Tube March 2011 contents!

Finally my wait for the latest shipment of New Beauty magazine's Test Tube arrived in the mail!
The thing with this program is you never know what you are going to get.
But that is a big part of the fun with this program.
So far I have been thrilled with most of the items in the tube and the ones that are not suitable for me have found friends who wanted those items.

Here is what was in the March 2011 edition of the Test Tube.

*Bioelements Quick Refiner 7.3ml jar
*Beauty Society Youth Accelerator serum 5ml tube
*Ahava Intensive body cream 40ml tube
*Ahava foot cream 15ml tube
*Kerstin Florian Neroli cleansing milk 30ml bottle
*Slice of Life vitamin gummies 28 ct bottle
*Pevonia Power Repair collagen cream 15ml
*Supersmile ergonomic toothbrush!!! (one of my faves!)
*Mally volumizing mascara (full size,black)
*Dr Denese Hydrosheild Ultra moisturizing face serum 10ml bottle (full size is 15ml)
*Lumene Sensitive Touch cleansing wipes 10ct travel packet
*Smashbox Photofinish primer 7.1ml tube
*John Freida Root Awakening hair cream 21ml tube
*LashFood natural eyelash conditioner 1.5ml
*Jane Iredale Tantasia self tanner 10ml tube
+ New Beauty magazine

So far I have tried many of the products as I was away and did not have many of my regular cosmetics with me.
The Kerstin Florian Neroli cleansing milk smells just like fresh neroli hydrosol and was very refreshing,Bioelements quick refiner also left my skin very smooth looking.
Mally mascara stood up well to humidity and a night out. 
Beauty Society Youth Accelerator serum did make my frown lines look less obvious and was easy to use under makeup too!

I will try and add some more specific reviews as I have more time this weekend!