Tag Archives: French bistro

You’re Coming Home With Me

27 Apr

This headband from Ruche’s Bridal Collection is perfection. That is a fact. Today, I buy (pssssst: HURRY! There are only THREE left in stock!). If you need me I’ll be sipping absinthe and listening to Django Reinhardt.

UPDATE: This hatband (headband-hat hybrid) is even more fabulous than previously thought possible! AND it arrived just in time for Derby day. That said, Evan and I neither drank mint julep margaritas or watched the Derby today (May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo or Cinco de Derby). Instead I wore this hat while we worked on our laptops on the couch for approximately three hours. After we finished working on our various projects we shut the laptops down, got in the car and watched the full moon rise over the horizon from the park near our house. Then we went out for a late dinner at the sweetest little french(ie) bistro in NE Portland. It was perfection. I’m sure at least part of this night I owe to the hatband. And for the record, we ended up listening to La vie en rose.

Dinner: Home

27 May

Portland has recently experienced an uprising of French (influenced) bistros; Little Bird, St. Jack, Cocotte and Brasserie Montmartre just to name a few. Rather than continuing to spend money we don’t have, E. Dohrmann and I decided to tackle our Francophilia by creating a  bistro (inspired) dinner at home.

Red Wine

Nature Perrin Cotes du Rhone 2009

Salade Lyonnaise

arugula, roasted fingerling, bacon, poached egg, red wine vinaigrette, pea shoots

Soupe à l’oignon

sherry beef stock, caramelized onions, gruyère croutons