Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

I’m so tired, my mind is on the blink

I think my head has cleared enough to report on Friday night’s dinner.  We went to Metro Lafayette.  There is absolutely no reason to bring wine to this restaurant.  The wine list is flawless.  I’ve actually written about it before.  However, I had several bottles in the Wine Dog Cellar that I’d been holding back for my 50th birthday.  So I brought my precious 2004 DeLille D2 that I’d been hanging on to for about two years.  It did not disappoint.  I followed that up with a 2000 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon.  Also ridiculous.  90 point wines just get better over time if properly cellared.  Yeah, I cellar properly.  We finished with a 1994 Bosche, which we got open as dinner showed up.  Sometimes the Bosche gets a little sideways, not this one, it did what that wine should do.  On to the food.  I did not have the oysters, not my thing.  I did have crab cakes and the poke.  Both awesome dishes.  I’m pretty sure they made the crab cakes with a creme fraiche in the mix.  I followed mine up with the gnocchi.  I’m a big fan of gnocchi.  One of my favorite meals is a nice steak and some gnocchi.  (Restaurants never put that combo on a plate)  This was freshly made, a little different consistency than usual, one I preferred actually, then tossed with some baby squash and a delightful meal.  The company was awesome and it was a perfect birthday night.

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