|Anise scented lamb shank with cardamom scented jasmine rice and arugula sauce|
For my 24th birthday this month my parents asked me where I'd like to go for dinner, without much hesitation I said Heidis. I had just been to Heidis in June as you can see in my blog but I knew that no other restaurant could compare to their creativity and bold flavors. I was thoroughly impressed as always with the fare. For the main course, I enjoyed the lamb shank. Served bone in for maximum flavor, the meat was incredibly tender and eatable with a fork. The meat tasted sweet and rich with a hint of cardamom which paired beautifully with the earthy, peppery arugula pesto. For dessert, I had the raspberry "shortcake," also quite divine. The cake reminded me of tres leches cake, made of condensed milk for a ultra moist center. The cake was spongy and sweet but not overly sweet. A fresh raspberry compote and whipped cream with crumbled pistachios coated the top of the cake. The meal was a perfect ending to a marvelous golden birthday!