A Taste of Euphoria

3 Sep

Definitions of euphoria:

1. Euphoria, n. Profound sense of well-being

2. Euphoria, n. Intense transcendent happiness + overwhelming contentment

3. Euphoria, n. Dax Acosta’s (Platinum Chef) steak slaps

Today’s story is about definition 3, a definition that I wish I could share with you all. Dax is secretly a top chef. Quickfire challenges are child’s play for him and he prefers to cook blindfolded. Ridiculous. He surprised me with two very special steak dinners, because he knows steak is one of my favorite meals. I have had many types of steak, but NOTHING I have EVER tasted compared to Dax’s steak slap. Succulent, juicy, tender, flavorful, umami-packed bites of steak heaven…it was a taste of euphoria. AMAZING!!!

The Him and Her Steak

Spinach and pomegranate salad, ginger mango vinaigrette, parmesano reggiano magnum opus

Chianti Classico

Preparing asparagus

Porterhouse steak

Caramelizing shallots

Becks enjoying vino

Him and Her steak


I raved to all my family and friends about this dinner. So when Dax visited my family in Vermont, they were dying to try it! We cooked warm brie with blueberry topping, fresh spinach salad, steak with onions, and sautéed asparagus for my family. It turned out great!

Baby Lex waiting for dinner

Trying to be like Dax

Spinach salad, cranberries, feta, walnuts

Magic in the making…

Ta da!

Fish for dessert (durian)

The Meal of Favorites

Steak with caramelized onions, cheddar chili broccolini, spicy mango couscous

Dax, his creation, Beaujolais wine…an out-of-this-world evening

D, thank you for our incredible dinners! I can’t wait for our next taste!


One Response to “A Taste of Euphoria”

  1. Ryan G September 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    D cooks up da bomb food fo sho!

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