July 15, 2010

Restaurant Week: Le Cirque

Brian called me yesterday afternoon and told me he had just made dinner reservations for us at Le Cirque for restaurant week.  Fortunately, I was able to find a last minute babysitter and we had a fabulous evening out.

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Brian's Dinner:

Sweet Corn Soup
wood ear mushrooms & basil
Sauteed Beef Medallions
portabello ‘fine tart’, arugula–pecorino salad
Creme Brulee Le Cirque

My Dinner:

Chicken and Ramp Tortelli
hazelnut brodo
Salmon Fillet
tomato and fennel chutney, tomato–horseradish broth
Chocolate Fondant
caramelized banana, salted caramel ice cream

We really enjoyed everything we ate, although there wasn't anything that really stood out to the point we'd say, "You've got to try this!  It is so good!"  The sauteed beef medallions were probably the favorite.  Sweet corn soup was yummy.  The chicken and ramp tortelli was good and had a variety of mellow flavors that kept each bite fun and interesting.  The chutney that accompanied the salmon didn't impress me at first, but I loved it after a few bites.  The desserts were both excellent; we haven't had a good creme brulee in a long time and the salted caramel ice cream was fabulous.

Here's a link I found with their current restaurant week menu.

In Incubation

Sorry my dear friends who are wondering what "lump on my belly" meant.  I thought I had posted that I'm pregnant!!!  Yes, it is true.  And, it's a boy!!!  I'm 19 weeks along and due mid December.  With my longer than average gestation on my previous babes, I'm hoping this little boy comes by Christmas.  And, yes, he and Oliver will only be 18 months apart.  And, yes, this baby is a few months earlier than planned.  But since both Isabella and Oliver were several months later than planned I figure it all evens out.  I'll take my babies sooner rather than later!!!  I'm so grateful he's coming soon!
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