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Globus – Ketchum, ID

Many years ago I lived in beautiful Ketchum (Sun Valley), Idaho.  It had been 7 years since I was there last and boy has it changed!  Not in a bad way but it’s definitely growing and getting spruced up.  Globus used to be situated in a funky old building along North Main Street as you were heading down towards Grumpy’s.  Now it’s in a modern new building on Washington, between First and Second.

I was with a group of 10 ladies so we ordered a lot and ate family style.  Our bill ended up being only $20 per person (not including alcohol).  So reasonable!  On a nice summer night be sure to mention you’d like to sit upstairs on the roof deck.  Definitely the best seat in the place with great views of Dollar Mtn as well as downtown Ketchum.

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Much Chein – calamari, black pepper, lime, Thai sweet chili vinegar

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Hamachi Crudo – habanero-cilantro oil, yucca root chip, mango mojo, serrano

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Sweet & Sour Chili Glazed Brussels Sprouts – sesame seeds, lemon zest

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Crispy Fish – garlic broccoli, scallion egg noodles, sweet and sour sauce

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Pad Thai – seasonal vegetables, baby shiitake, basil, roasted peanuts, tamarind, lime, rice noodles

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Amanpuri – Phuket, Thailand

On the first leg of our honeymoon we had the pleasure of spending 3 full days in Phuket, Thailand at the beautiful Amanpuri Resort.  Unfortunately for us the one thing you can’t control in life is the weather and we got rain…three days of it…torrential downpour to be exact.  So what do you do when it’s raining and you can’t be outside?  You eat:)  And that we did!

Being that we were in Thailand it only seemed most appropriate to stick to the native cuisine which we did.  Every morning we started the day with a gorgeous platter of fresh fruit followed by either eggs or yogurt and granola.  My favorite was by far the passionfruit.  Holy cow it has a lot of flavor!

Lunch and dinner mostly consisted of curried noodle dishes, seafood and some sort of rice dish.  All very flavorful and delicious!

If you’re ever planning a trip to Phuket, Thailand I highly recommend the resort for your accommodation and/or food.  Everything at Amanpuri is quite impressive!  The attention to detail is unbelievable and will have you oooh-ing and ahhh-ing at it all.

My husband’s breakfast bruschetta which was layered with arugula, avocado, roasted tomatoes, crispy pancetta, poached eggs and finished with a balsamic reduction…lots of punch for a morning meal but very good!

Poq Pia Sot – Shrimp, chicken and vegetables, rolling in a Thai crepe with a spicy dipping sauce

Pow Pia Thod – Tradition deep fried spring rolls.  Always a tasty choice even though they’re not healthy.

The Thai take on the classic Balinese dish Mie Goreng – Chicken and crab meat, fried noodles with chili sambal, shrimp crackers & satay, topped with a fried egg

Kao Soi Gai – Chiang Mai style red curry of chicken with crispy noodles and traditional accompaniments

Who knew chocolate ice cream could be so beautiful?!

Wild Ginger – Seattle, WA

Anyone from Seattle knows that Wild Ginger has been around for a long time.  In fact, whenever my dad and I would have a dinner date back…oh about 15+ yrs ago…I would always request Wild Ginger.  It’s still a favorite of mine downtown that I don’t go to all the time but when I do I love everything I get.  On a cold summer day this July I was craving their Seven Element Soup.  Only available for lunch, you can get a starter size or a bowl.  I’ve only gotten the small size and it’s definitely filling so unless you’re starving I think that would be just plenty.

PS – they give you a nice little bib to wear while you eat this soup because the turmeric in it is killer on your clothes and will permanently stain…just FYI!

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