gone to paris

Gone to Paris Restaurant, that is. It’s our 8th wedding anniversary today, so we went out for a nice meal to celebrate (okay, want to hear something really pathetic? We made the reservation for 7:15pm so we could watch the east coast feed of 24 before we rushed off to the restaurant!). Peter even brought me a flower. He hardly ever gets me flowers. As you all know, I prefer edible items. Heh heh.
I was too embarrassed to take photos of our food, but let me tell you, it was yummy. We had the fixed price meal, which is a great deal–you get an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $29.50. For the appetizer, I had the Spiced Sauteed Shrimp with Oranges, and Peter had the Escargot with Mushrooms. For the entrees, I had the Pan-seared Squab with Braised Savoy Cabbage, and Peter had the duck. It had some foie gras in there somewhere, too, I think. I had never had squab before. It was a bit fattier than I had anticipated, but it was delicious. For dessert Peter had the dark chocolate cake with creme anglaise. That was no cake, though. I swear it was like some velvety chocolate mousse-like goodness! I had the apple tartin. We also got some free little goodies: gougeres at the onset of the meal and a hazelnut parfait with dessert. Everything was impeccably presented, and the chef even wandered around talking to people.
Since I can’t show you any evidence of our meal, I will leave you instead with another image of heavenly food (I had to mailorder these because it is not readily available on the west coast):

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20 Responses to gone to paris

  1. Sharlene says:

    Happy Anniversary Mariko and Peter! 🙂

  2. Ann says:

    Bonne anniversaire de mariage! Our last anniversary was #8 too 🙂

  3. kerrie says:

    Happy Anniversary! That marshmallow fluff looks interesting, I have no idea what it is but I’m guessing that its good to eat!

  4. Jennifer says:

    You have to mail order Fluff? OMG! So what are you going to make next with it? I recommend something gooey and fudgey.
    Happy Anniversary!

  5. Elaine says:

    First, Happy Anniversary! Second, is Marshmallow Fluff anything like Marshmallow cream? I swear I’d sit there with a big wooden spoon…

  6. Lisa says:

    I’m curious to see what you’re going to do with the Fluff. Oh, I really like the blanket. I think you did a great job. Machine quilts are the only thing I know how to sew…so far. I’ve only had my sewing machine for a year. I just started a new quilt yesterday, and will post it in a few days when it’s completed. I do have one in my quilt gallery though that I made last year for a xmas gift.

  7. Kerstin says:

    Happy Anniversary, Mariko and Peter! Those sure aren’t Parisian prices you paid for that meal. $29.50 prix fixe??? Wow. (I ordered duck one night during our honeymoon in Paris. Pete looked at me in wonderment and said “do you know what you just ordered?” Yup. Of course, he had to have a bite and, of course, he made sure we went back at least once more so he could order it, too. Men. When will they ever learn that we know best?)

  8. Em says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your dinner sounds wonderful, but I admit I am a little more excited about the Fluff. And it came with a Yummy Book! That’s so special.

  9. barbara says:

    What kind of wasteland is the west coast that you dont have marshmellow fluff??? In the heart of the country (Kansas City) it is a dietary staple.

  10. Bethanie says:

    You have to mail order Fluff?? That’s insane! I’d riot!

  11. Susan says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! Here’s to many more to come! Cheers!

  12. Sandee says:

    Happy Anniversary! Next year, go back to Maui, relive your honeymoon, and look for those manju shops!!! Mmmm, marshmallow fluff…gonna eat that in a peanut butter sandwich?

  13. Meg says:

    Happy happy anniversary! Sounds like you had a lovely evening together.
    You really, really have no fluff locally? Ah, well – you’ve got a bunch of things we don’t, too. I’ve got a pretty decent microwave fudge recipe that calls for marshmallow, well – cream. We’re all dying to know how you take your fluff! :o)

  14. Amy says:

    Happy Anniversary! We’re coming up on #11 this April 🙂 I love prix fixe dining — no surprises; all good! Love your little blanket from the other day, too.

  15. Silvia says:

    Yeah! Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a great celebration meal. Can you now pretend that Rowan yarn is the traditional 8th anniversary present? I’m almost sure it is…

  16. Carrie says:

    Happy Eighth!! The dinner sounds delicious, especially hazelnut parfait. Am I the only one who doesn’t know what squab is? I’m not cultured 🙂
    That fluff looks mighty good too…yum!

  17. melissa says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and Peter!

  18. Marie says:

    Yes, what exactly is Marshmallow Fluff? We don’t have anything like that in the UK.

  19. Marie says:

    Happy Anniversary! Sorry hit “post” too quickly and forgot to include it in my first comment!

  20. Teresa C says:

    NO FLUFF! How do you make a fluffer-nutter? Or fudge, because the recipe on the container is the best! And the little cook book, I want one! Well, it’s supper time, and then I think I’ll have some fluff for dessert whilst I thank my lucky stars that I live on the east coast!!!

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