I turned twenty-nine years of age this past Saturday! The last year of my twenties, as Mike likes to remind me. In this final blustery year, I am bolstered by my prudent career choice and ability to consistently get carded wherever I go! Instead of getting messy for my birthday celebration like I did, oh, last year (we were on tour), I went out for dinner with Mike and our Goode Neighbours, Erin and Justin. I had a ball choosing the place, soliciting friends and receiving many recommendations for bring-your-own-wine locales. In the end le Quartier Général won out (thanks to Alex C. for the recommendation!). Please excuse any blurry photos and impressionistic descriptions of the dishes we ordered, it appears that we were perhaps a bit messy, but just a bit.
Le Quartier Général has two dinner services, one at 6pm and the other at 9pm, and as we wanted to linger after supper and wanted lots of time in advance to get dressed/watch football, we went with the later seating. The chalkboard menus and charming waiter let us know about the table d’hote where one can add $12 to a main dish ($25-29) to include a soup or salad, an appetizer and dessert with tea or coffee, which we all went for and did not regret one bit!
I ordered the rabbit and liked it very much, though I did pass over a duck with mint dish that sounded divine. I always order the duck so I was giving a new dish a go, you know?
I was pretty pleased with the whole evening. We cabbed back and forth from Verdun in the slippery snow and we had a lovely time getting dressed, getting tipsy, getting fed and then getting back home for some TIVO-ed football and Gwyneth Platrow on SNL (pretty boring). I wore a new Beatles-esque military jacket I picked up recently (more on this later) and my Lalouka skirt and Erin wore a lovely muted peach shell with a gold dog pin. The men were handsome beardos, as usual. No great photos as the wine got to us sooner than anticipated, so here are some of Erin’s “hipstomatic”iPhone pix back in VerFun post dinner.