Despite the heat it was a wonderful evening. Although they have a lovely patio area, we sat inside. MG and I had planned on not drinking, but after the walk there from Columbia Heights we decided we'd definitely earned something cold (and in MG's case, bubbly). I had a glass of sauvignon blanc (Mouton Cadet, Bordeaux, 2009*) and MG ordered some Belgian beer that I can't remember the name of.
Important to stay hydrated...
...but this is the best way to cool off on a hot day.
Dinner was excellent. I ordered the moules marinere with a side of crusty baguette, which was nice and light, but filling. I thought the mussels were excellent, but I don't feel qualified to give a real opinion, since it's only the second or third time I've ever had them. But I intend to change that. MG ordered the beouf bourguignon and our friend had the chicken fricasee - they both allowed me to try theirs and I can vouch for the fantasticness of everyone's dinner.
Fruits of the sea, as they say. With, you know, a ton of garlic and butter and white wine.
I enjoy any food that comes with its own utensil.
I declined a second serving of bread and left most of my butter white wine sauce in the bowl, in anticipation of the nutella and banana crepe that I knew was in my future. (Yes, I looked at the menu over a week ago. Yes, I've been thinking about a nutella and banana crepe ever since).
All for me? No, sadly not.
I may or may not have used my finger to scoop up a little bit of nutella that was on the plate. I may or may not feel no shame in having done so. The French and/or Belgians would probably be horrified.
On our walk back I forced MG to go into a used bookstore, but I exercised self-control and only bought one book. All in all, a fun and delicious summer evening!
*I give you the label as if it means something to me. I don't really know anything about wine, it's all pretense. It tasted good though.