Monday, May 14, 2012

THE OLD FOLKS VISIT THE BIG CITY

We are home after a couple of days in the big city of Surprise, Arizona, a western suburb of Phoenix.  We attended a friend's retirement party, then celebrated SWMBO's (number deleted) birthday with a wonderful dinner at the Vogue Bistro.  It's a French restaurant with a celebrated female chef, Aurore . . from a variety of restaurants including the Four Seasons in Chicago.  A couple of marvelous and huge martinis preceded foie gras, Oysters Rockefeller, filets mignon, a nice bottle of red wine, and a complimentary creme brule for the birthday girl.  (She shared.)  An unforgettably good meal.

The next night's dinner, at an Italian restaurant, was forgettable.  'Nuff said.

We got home at noon today.  SWMBO is taking a much needed nap and I'm about to follow.  I may soon look like Muggles did the other day. 



As SWMBO would say, "that is a very domesticated cat!"

6 comments:

  1. You and SWMBO sure do know how to live! Please give birthday best wishes to your lovely wife for me. :)

    S

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  2. Happy birthday to SWMBO! And now I'D like a nap. Do you think my boss would notice?

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  3. Happy birthday SWMBO! Can you tell me what you call oysters Rockefeller? I've heard differing definitions.

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  4. Lucy - The Vogue's menu describes it as "Puget Sound oysters baked with creamy spinach and topped with a perfect layer of aged Parmesan gratinee."

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