Oh yeah. All good things must come to an end…
For our last day of kidless week, LovelyWife thought it would be fun to have a really nice meal at a place called Allium. It’s located near her workplace. So we made our way over there, only to discover that the restaurant was closed for renovations until mid-August.
Notice how I didn’t say anything like “we shockingly discovered” or “we were surprized to discover”? That’s because LovelyWife has a good track record of taking me to places – specifically restaurants – that are closed temporarily or for ever. SO much that she knew instantly that the above picture and this story would make my blog today. 😉
But, as they say, we turned lemon into lemonade. Specifically Absinthe‘s Hard Lemonade, which we had as our pre-dinner cocktail. It was a great blend of Absinthe, Vanilla, Spiced Rum and a few other things I forgetr. Absinthe is a really cool place, and I’m really happy we went there. On with the food:
Lovely Wife had the Sea Food Trio, followed by the chilled Smokey Tomato Soup and the Roasted Pork Tenderloin as a main. I had the Charcuterie plate – it included an awesome Duck Parfait that was to die for – followed by a Cesar Salad and the famous Absinthe Steak Frites. Everything was awesome, but I didn’t get to sample LovelyWife’s food, because of that damn Bacterial Tonsillitis I mentionned earlier.
From left to right: My apetizer, LovelyWife’s, a shot of the restaurant. Clicking makes it bigger.
I was too stuffed for dessert, but LovelyWife had the Sampler which is basically a Profiterole, a slice of Chocolate Mousse Cake, a fuit-filled Crêpe and a Crème Brulée all neatly aligned on a rectangular plate. I had one bite of the Chocolate Mousse Cake and it was delicious.
So there it is. Friday night marked the end of Kidless Week 2009. I think it was a great success.
Of course, I’m a little sad it’s over, but with each end comes a new beginning. So don’t cry for me, as Saturday is the beginning of