Wednesday, August 30, 2006

super freak

there are times when I honestly can't get enough of lulu.
I really love being with her, day in and day out.
But every once and a while every parent needs a night off.
So big daddy and I went on a date last night.
we went to The Jamie Kennedy wine bar for a bite before catching an early movie.
I've been a few times before and was never overly impressed, especially since they didn't take reservations.
But since we went early we managed to get a table right away.
I knew it was going to be a good night when we spotted the Hitching Post "Santa Maria" 2004 Pinot on the wine list.
One of my all time favourites and seemingly impossible to get.
Vintages unfortunately doesn't carry it, and we can only occasionally find it in the states.
it's worth going there just for the wine, but the food was also fantastic.
we shared a Rabbit Rillette with prune compote & walnut tuiles
and the Grilled Octopus with Chorizo & tomatoes.
the House-made red Fife wheat sourdough bread was excellent.
Big daddy had the grilled beef short ribs with pickled cucumbers
and I had the entrecote of beef with late summer vegetables.
I love the nice small portions, loads of flavour without the guilt of feeling like you ate far too much.
we finished with a plate of artisanal cheeses which were all fantastic. The chevre being my favourite.
we went to see Little Miss Sunshine and absolutely LOVED it.
I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.
after the movie we strolled down front street enjoying the most perfect weather and admiring all the great old architecture.
We stopped into Solforino Gelato for a little something sweet.
We had such a great night.
Actually, I have to say a perfect night.
I went to bed with visions of Rick James dancing in my head...
she's super freaky...
MUST see: little.miss.sunshine.
really really perfect.
well, in a very imperfect kind of way.


metro mama said...

Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar is one of our favourite spots.

That movie is on top of my list.

Sounds like a great date night.

Sheena said...

One of my faves too... the lamb poutine... the artisanal cheese plate.... oh baby..

Lisa b said...

I am so jealous. Sounds like such a great date.

myredwagon said...

Reese's wardrobe was amazing. Can't wait to check out Little Miss Sunshine.

ps. the ikea high chair was a hit...thanks

indigo herself said...

i added you to my links list. ;)

sunshine scribe said...

I saw that movie a couple of weeks ago and am STILL laughing. I just had to read your title and got a big grin.

Sounds like a great date night.

Gabriella said...

Thanks for the good thoughts, actually this afternoon my mom called me and I think she sensed something in my voice because she told me to drop off Samantha for the night! So we're not on a "date" but still enjoying some together time.

Sheena said...

Hey PG... I'm going to tag you on this one.. love to hear your top 5:

crazymumma said...

What a nice civilized date....