Saturday, September 29, 2007

land of great harmony

went for some sashimi last week here.

We also went on a date last night.
An actual date.
Got a babysitter.
Not a relative.
This was a first for us.
But definitely not a last.
We went to Cava- which was totally fantastic as always.
we shared a bottle of Mas Irene-Pares balta-2000 which was delicious.
(and probably a bit too much wine in one sitting for me...feeling a tad rough around the edges today, but well worth it)
The Torta Iberico Pork & Anchovy may look just like a pressed panini but was so so de-lish.
The Picoline olive, Green Apple, Fennel and red onion salad was fantastic as was the asparagus a la Plancha with lemon pepper aioli.
they both went so well with the Pork special and the Three minute Flank Steak with a white bean puree and chimichurri sauce.

Pork being the main theme for us as they are currently featuring Iberico pork which is absolute heaven.
It was so great to be able to come home and pay the nanny and just say goodnight.
Not that I don't appreciate when my parents look after Lulu for us, but it was a nice change not to have "overnight guests" after going out for dinner.
I love this nanny. She is fantastic with Lulu and I only wish we had met her two years ago.
Lulu adores her, and apparently had no problem going to sleep.
unlike with actually took us an hour tonight to finally get her settled down.
Nanny 911 indeed.
but seriously if you haven't yet been to Cava, check it out.



Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your update today and glad you guys had a date! sounds like a blast.
I am so amazed by all the things you do, all whilst maintaining a lovely home and sweet, sweet child! I checked out your restaurant!
i hardly have time to read it all and yet you have the time to craft it...i don't even have a baby, nor a home, nor a husband..ok...i digress.
At any rate, your enthusiasm and energy for expressing yourself is truly an inspiration!


crazymumma said...

OK. Can I just have your life.

Last night I walked past a restaurant on Tecumseth, (I was Nuit Blanching). It was called Amuse Bouche. And it WAS so very Paris, the colours, the size....have you heard of it I wonder? Could you go for me and I can read your post about it by proxy.

I just had this sort of Man Ray, black bob red lipsick Montparnasse moment.

sorry. I'm rambling.

sigh. gonna go make dinner.

A Peanut's Life said...


Love your blog. You always describe everything so well. I've been reading your blog for a while now and it's great. One of my favs and Lulu is such a nice little girl and seems really sweet. Then again they say children are a mirror of their parents and household so that explains a lot.

I've added you to my list of bloggers on my blog. Hope you don't mind. If you do, please let me know and I will take the link off.

amanda said...

Cava sounds amazing.

I so need to find a babysitter. It's just so easy to fall back on the Grandparents. But I do agree... it would be nice to just pay them and say goodnight.

I meant to comment on the last post. If only you knew the searching I did for a similar high chair, after catching a glimpse on one of your early posts (1st birthday?). haha! I should have known. Seriously, everything out there is either country bumpkin or plastic and ugly!

A Peanut's Life said...

Thanks for the welcome!

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