Cultureguru's Weblog

Of food, technology, movies, music, and travel—or whatever else strikes my fancy

Happy birthday to me

1 Comment

Birthday celebrations were pretty mellow this year, but I did take advantage of the opportunity to have dinner at Verses, for their “new” menu. Which turned out to be their old menu, soon to be replaced! How did that happen? We’ve vowed to attempt to get to each menu twice in the future.

Jean had the foie gras to start, as usual, and it was amazing. I had gone in thinking I would have the scallop and oyster, but I ended up unable to resist the “tuna six ways”: tartar, sashimi, tuna melt, tuna shooter, slider, and… one other. Delicious! And amusingly, listed as ttttttuna on the bill.

As my main, I went with duck two ways: a roast breast and seared leg. That was served with kale in butter and raisins, and squash gnochi. All really nice. Unusually, I couldn’t finish (needed to leave room for dessert), and it made for a great leftover lunch the next day as well.

Jean had the seafood assemblage that included shrimps, mussels, and scallops, in a lemongrass sauce, on rice. He wasn’t super-crazy about the veggie accompaniments, but enjoyed everything else about it.

As wine with that, we went with an Okanagan Pinot Noir, 2008. It was pretty easy drinking.

For dessert, we had the pavé, and the chocolate and peanut butter, switching halfway. Mine was served in a special way. The number associated with my birthday was Jean’s joke.

One thought on “Happy birthday to me

  1. That was lovely….i cant wait for my birthday:):)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s