Friday, August 11, 2006

C5

And so, our beautiful meal heads towards the finale. I won't even pretend to remember the wine that went with the next course, warm goat cheese on a slab of toasted brioche. The wprds late harvest were in their somewhere and it tasted ice wine-ish. Rob started his litany of "I couldn't possible eat anymore, yet somehow, his plate was clean when the waiter came back....

I do remember the next pairing; a twenty year old tawny port with an espresso ice cream cake and the most amazing apricot ice cream.


A brief hiatus as we were forced to move inside (no patio alcohol service after 11pm in the city of Vancouver) gave us just enough room for the final course. A ruby port paired up with a chocolate marquise and blackberry sorbet.


We did it! We made it through all 14 courses in 4.5 hours! And we both looked at each other and knew it was totally worth it. We relaxed as we waited for the bill, knowing we wouldn't have to eat another bite. Wait a minute! While you sit and sign a bill for almost a months rent, have a platter of house made candies and mini cookies, in recognition of your anniversary!! The worst part? we had to try a bite of everything....
In the cab home we held hands and gabbled like teenagers "remember when that salmon came out!? And it was cool seeing that Red guy from That 70's Show.... Ooh, that first wine was so amazing, I wish I had caught the name of the vineyard....."

5 comments:

wheresmymind said...

No patio alcohol after 11pm? What up with that, eh?

Erika said...

Linda, your dinner sounds so wonderful. Happy Anniversary, and may there be many more luscious meals with your sweetie.

Anonymous said...

Linda - I've really enjoyed hearing the recap of your gorgeous meal. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Anniversary to you and Ron!

Lobb,
Sandy

Robyn1007 said...

Linda, your meal sounds absolutely marvelous! Thanks for sharing your descriptions and photos. Happy anniversary!

Robyn

bauer said...

aha! That's why. Good for you.
mushy stuff
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