Friday, May 18, 2007

afternoon delight

It's a very rare thing over the past few years to actually get the opportunity go out for lunch during the week.
I've never really considered myself a "lady who lunches" but I have often envied them while scarfing back a quick turkey wrap while trying to coax Lulu to finish her veggies or while eating something on the fly.
Generally dining out for me is reserved for evenings and the odd (if we can get our shit together in time) weekend brunch.
But the opportunity arose, and I found myself standing right in front of czehoski's at around 1p.m on a beautiful sunny afternoon.
I've been before, but only for dinner and a couple of times for cocktails.
So I figured I would give it a try for lunch.
First things first, it wouldn't be a proper lunch date without a glass of Malivoire 06 Ladybug Rosé VQA to start. (make that two..this is the first lunch date I've had in years so why not?)
I love this all natural pesticide-free winery and there's just something about a chilled glass of rose on a warm spring day.
It went very nicely with the little Alsatian caramelized onion tart with Gruyere cheese and a side of beautiful organic mixed greens.
It was so relaxing and reminded me of my honeymoon in France almost seven years ago (in a week).
I can't believe we spent five weeks solid eating and drinking like that everyday.
ah, memories...
The French really know how to enjoy life, and I forgot how nice it is to enjoy a glass of wine at lunch time.
Totally takes the edge off and makes dealing with a tenacious two year old so much easier.
Not sure I could do that everyday, but once in a while it's a real treat.
Lulu was actually on her best behaviour and quietly sat colouring and playing with her sticker book.
we strolled around the neighbourhood Lulu snoozing in her stroller and mommy with a mild buzz.
I remembered how much I love my city.
There are so many great restaurants, great places to shop and nice big green parks.
It's such a different city when the weather warms up.
Toronto the good.
January & February...not so much..
Anyhow it was a really nice afternoon.
I really should have wine with lunch more often.
Such a nice start to the long weekend.


Sandra said...

We should all have a little wine with lunch more often.

Such a nice way to start a long weekend indeed - I hope you are having a good one!

Sheena said...

I adore the Ladybug and had some last week when in Ottawa.

crazymumma said...


I was there about a month ago with some galpals. It was the evening. I loved it cute. the food was yummy.

wine in the afternoon makes me snooze though.

kittenpie said...

That sounds like perfection...