It really is wonderful to have an ‘old blog’ to borrow from. A few days ago, hubby and I visited our neighborhood French restaurant. While there, I remembered that I did a post about it years ago…2009 to be exact. I revisited my previous blog to read that post. It’s like visiting an old friend. But I digress. It’s a gift… although hubby doesn’t always think so. Here is part of the original post but of course I’ll be adding to it.
The photo was taken before heading out. The hands…giving a shoutout to my Guardian Angel. Here we go…original post with new bits added. Easy to figure out the additions.
2009: I spend quite a bit of time sitting in waiting rooms with my son. I’m not complaining, just stating the facts. (I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF SITTING IN A WAITING ROOM WITH HIM AGAIN). That is selfish on my part because he is healthy and whole now running free in Heaven.
While sitting there I spotted this magazine. I was hungry and the burger on the cover had my name all over it.
When I started looking through the magazine, I was SHOCKED to find that one of the best new restaurants in the Valley was in my neighborhood and it was FRENCH. Seriously, we could walk to it.
When I told hubby, he was just as excited. We put it on our “short list”. A couple days later, we went over and had lunch. Both of us had the Cabernet burger which was featured on the cover. It was AMAZING.
Kierstin and Snir Mor are the chefs/owners. She is from Northern California and Snir is from Israel. They actually met in Paris while at Culinary School. So romantic. They created a little bit of France right in our neighborhood. I could make this walk daily.
When we were leaving, hubby asked Snir “why here?” Surprise is not known for fine dining options after all. Well, it turns out that they have a little one and the grandparents live close by.
Viva la grandparents! I am so glad they left France- our gain!
OK 2016: Doesn’t this look delicious?!
Every time we visit we fall in love with Amuse Bouche again. The food, the ambiance, the food, the staff, THE FOOD. The other day we both had the Salmon Wellington which was Heaven on a plate. Light, flaky, oh the aroma.. and the Dijon sauce was inspirational.
For dessert we shared Pots de creme chocolat. It never fails to please. So rich, so decadent. I really could eat several a day. That is one advantage to being thin. Sorry folks. Just stating facts.
My smile was much larger after lunch. Hubby’s was also (camera shy but I am working on that). We should have taken a photo…just lazy and really full.
Snir and Kierstin have a website and if you visit you’ll see some of the people talking about how fab the food and restaurant is. The New York Times, CNN Travel to name a few.
It is so nice to be able to walk, bike (or crawl, dragging a bottle as it is BYOB).
FYI…three little ones now.
I will miss them when we move.
Speaking of that…As many of you know I closed The French Elements several months ago as well as the Etsy shop. The French Elements had a lovely 10 year run but I was ready for a change. A big change. It’s sad that some people were “offended” by the fact that I closed MY SHOP and voiced their opinion. I fulfilled my custom orders and was ready to move on. I have to tell you that when I cancelled my Business License it was the most liberating thing I have done in years. People have noticed I am smiling, well that is part of the reason. I am no longer a one woman “sweat shop”. People change professions as they grow and I am so happy to be doing something that gives me energy and life…oh and it can involve my husband (even though I will be going to Mexico without him…just a week but a very necessary week. It’s a sacrifice-hehe). VIVA LA CHANGE! I know my Guardian Angel is giving a thumbs up to dreams coming true.