Beauty expression by Luchessa

A Thirty-something metropolis girl with a big passion for makeup, traveling & city hot spots & urge to share reviews, tips & tricks

Cooking Date or What’s for Dinner?


Hello my Beauties,

happy weekend! What’s everyone up to these days?

Recently i was on a fun, but relaxed at the same time, cooking date and because i had so much fun, i thought i would share a little bit with you. 
It’s not like the cooking host – the handsome Mr.T or I are the best chef’s ever, but with a little passion for details, the result was something amazingly delicious. 

Let’s enter the place where all the magic happened.
Cooking dateDon’t you just love those apartments, where you immediately see the big love for all the small details?! Well i do. 
So for a cooking event there were definitely some kitchen tools needed…
kitchen toolsAnd not just that, but also a little style to feel the vibe. 
Those of you, who always loved those Bar inspired kitchens, are going to be very pleased now.
Kitchen decoration(Click on pic to enlarge)
I mean how cool is that?
If it wasn’t too early in the day (and the fact, that i don’t really drink), it would be THE moment to start a party! 😉 
And now, the moment of truth!
Medinet french red wineDidn’t you just say, you don’t drink?!
Right, but when it comes to a really really good vinaigrette – cooking with wine, doesn’t appear like a bad idea.
Besides we’ve used very little, i promise! (This is a characteristic wine from the South of France, that comes in an unmistakable, amphora-shaped bottle and is also known as “The Star of the South”.)
Red Wine Honey Vinaigrette(Click on pic to enlarge)
The trick is to stir well while adding honey to the red sweet wine and keep the heat on low. After adding salt, pepper and oil to taste & giving it a moment to cool down, you’ll get an incredibly great smelling vinaigrette for your salad or even grilled meat.

Fresh Tomato And Mozzarella SaladWe decided to go with a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad.
(As i’m writing this i’m totally getting into the mood for this vinaigrette again. It was that good.)

Here’s the result. (We had also some delicious pickled stuffed cherry peppers on the side, so it all went really well together. You know, i’m a huge salad lover…)
tomato mozzarella saladAfter enjoying the salad it was time to go back to the kitchen and start preparing the warm dish. But first i had a moment to enjoy some art on Mr.T’s wall. I’m almost sure he painted it himself. I thought it was a really creative idea with the “blowing feathers”.
Don’t you think?
art painting(Click on pic to enlarge)
Meanwhile the tofu had enough time to swim & marinade in the soy sauce and was ready for the wok-time.
I can tell you, after a few seconds the whole kitchen smelled like curry. 🙂 mmm…
Tofu in wokI will not show you how we cooked the noodles, since i assume that’s something everyone has already done before. 😉
Then we simply mixed tofu & noodles together and added raisins and peas & a little more curry and stirred for a little longer.
And in the end, we had a little mean tofu face inside the wok. 😛 Can you spot it?

Fusilli Noodles with tofu, rasins and peasLet me tell you, that evening i ate way too much and had to roll back home later on!!
With the fusilli dish we had also some “Wostok” – ({East} in russian) sherbet, which is inspired by a a Russian non-alcoholic drink “Baikal” & was originally made in Berlin.  It has a nostalgic look and taste to it. I have never tasted it before, but that kind of sherbets & soda’s are definitely something i know from way back.
Wostok sherbetAfter all the eating & laughing it was time to lean back & relax on the couch, with a nice little fireplace and an overhead projector, that had that awesome under water world feeling to it. So relaxing, i can’t even descibe it.
fireplace time
I was enjoying that evening so much and thought what a wonderful idea it actually is to gather more often, cook new dishes, which don’t have to be a 5 star fancy ones, but simply something, that makes you feel good. Do you know what i mean??

Thank you Mr.T for such a warm-hearted evening. Hopefully soon again.
And what have you been cooking lately, my Beauties?
Share your secrets with me.

Until next time – stay beautiful!

Author: Luchessa

I’m a thirty-something metropolis girl, with experience of living on different continents, speaking several languages, a big passion for skin care, especially Korean beauty, traveling and an urge to share my knowledge and tricks that I've learned over the past years. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

13 thoughts on “Cooking Date or What’s for Dinner?

  1. Tonight was balsamic bruschetta chicken and lemon garlic broccoli. And, I DO drink, so some Hugo, my new favorite drink. 🙂

  2. I REALLY want to try tofu. All those dishes look lovely 🙂 tonight for dinner my partner made a beef and potato stew puff pastry pie, it was yummy!

    • Now now that sounds great. stew’s are always a good choice.
      Hey tofu is actually so easy to make. It just depends on the marinade & the seasoning. 🙂

  3. Yum! This looks lovely! I love vinegar…just the thought of vinegar makes me start to drool! 😉

  4. I am shy to admit I don’t know how to cook aside from instant food. Those curry tofu looks delicious!

  5. Am not a fan of cooking, am rather a fan of nice, easy restaurants and yoghurt, but my sis bought me a cherry balsamico, that I want to eat eat eat and am lately doing a lot of sallads and sandwiches at home just cause I want to use the cherry balsamico 🙂

  6. What a wonderful idea! I love the details. It looks like a fantastic way to spend an evening!

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