Monday, February 08, 2010
Disaster does gourmet (no knitting)
To make me feel better, we went out to eat at a quiet little local bistro-ey, tavern-ey place. The building is brick, the wood floors creak comfortingly, the lighting is just right, and the staff are friendly. I had flank steak with chopped green olives, roast fingerling potatoes with blue cheese and shallots, and roasted tomato. I don't know what they put into the chopped olives, but I could have eaten a plate of just the olives, they were so good. As it was, they went wonderfully with the steak and the tomato. The potatoes? They're a starch, and starch and I have a lifetime relationship of dependency (entirely on my side). The food was great, the serving size was reasonable, the beer was good. A panacea, the atmosphere and my meal worked wonders. Thank you Monty's!