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Kim Shook

The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 3)

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19 minutes ago, Shelby said:

So the beef is cooked along with an egg on top or the egg is added after?  I haven't read the menu...that might answer my question. 

Well it was supposed to be a steak with an egg added after - but their meat order hadn't been delivered so it was the sandwich meat they did have, sautéed up and an egg cooked separately added afterwards.

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23 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Well it was supposed to be a steak with an egg added after - but their meat order hadn't been delivered so it was the sandwich meat they did have, sautéed up and an egg cooked separately added afterwards.

I see...that seems like kind of a bummer.

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1 hour ago, Shelby said:

I see...that seems like kind of a bummer.

 Yeah it didn’t quite live up to expectations.  Probably not a restaurant that will go into our regular routine.  I had high hopes. 

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So it is going to be very difficult to do justice to our lunch today. We sat at my house for a while feeding kittens and discussing where we might like to eat. We finally agreed that we would go back to the little Egyptian restaurant that we had visited in the winter time. You might remember the one  where we watched a man herd the geese.  I thought the liver I was served there was the most amazing dish that I had had that included liver.   And as Kerry pointed out, there would be lots of leftovers. So we headed down towards the Lakeshore in Brontë.  Disappointment. The restaurant was closed and appeared to be padlocked. There were utility bills stuck into the door handle.  Darn it was such a nice little restaurant. But that left us in downtown Brontë which has become incredibly gentrified in the last few years.   WASP Heaven you might say!   But as we were trying to escape the parking lot that we found ourselves in, we saw a parking spot first and the restaurant second and I’m not sure which of these two made our decision. But there it was — a restaurant we’ve never heard of before called La Parisienne Creperie.    Since we have never been to a creperie before and since we like to bring you something new we decided to give it a try.

 

 To call the space intimate would be somewhat of an understatement. When the server, built like a rail, was passing a dish to the table next to us. we had a much too much close up of his shapely derrière. (I may be old but I’m not dead.)

 

 The walls were decorated with dozens of French movie posters, French views, French tourist attractions etc. etc. 

 

The tables were occupied by obviously retired, wealthy,  educated WASPS.  Kerry was able to discern that the table next to us was occupied by two couples. The husband of one couple was a doctor and of the other couple was a university professor.

 

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 Kerry had black tea with milk. If you look carefully you can get an idea of how close the tables are to one another!

 

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I had a small glass of the Sauvignon Blanc. Just look at that glass. Is it not amazing?

 

 Kerry ordered the chicken crêpe 

 

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 And I ordered the mushroom crêpe.

 

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The oh so slim server, I believe one of the owners, seemed particularly French as he announc d the menu offerings and placed them in front of us. 

 

 The food was good and the ambiance inviting if not perhaps a little over the top in terms of its attempt to suggest a French bistro.  However, while French women may not get fat,  denizens of Brontë and surrounds do, and it was beyond amusing to see these very ample guests being seated in this very small space on these absolutely inadequate chairs!

 

 I’m sorry but we had such a great time but I’m just not communicating that at all.   Perhaps it was a case of “you had to be there”.

 

 I still cannot completely wipe the smile from my face that’s how much I enjoyed myself.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Anna N said:

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I had a small glass of the Sauvignon Blanc. Just look at that glass. Is it not amazing?

 

 

I love that glass. Neither Jessica or I can comfortably use most stemless glasses.  Our fingers are too short and we just can't hold them stable - we end up having to use both hands, which is awkward.  

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3 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

I love that glass. Neither Jessica or I can comfortably use most stemless glasses.  Our fingers are too short and we just can't hold them stable - we end up having to use both hands, which is awkward.  

 Kerry noticed the shape of the glass long before I did. My eyesight is such that when I put my hand around the glass I was stunned to discover its shape. I just loved it because if you’re a klutz like me then stemless wine glasses make a lot of sense.  

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"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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I was mighty glad when @Kerry Beal finally got back from her Las Vegas jaunt!  I do miss my weekly lunch out with her. The restaurant we went to today was recommended to me by my Cleaning Angel.

 

It was a gorgeous day here, neither too hot nor too cold so we opted to eat outside. First, however, we had to ask the staff to please open up one of the tables that didn’t  look like it should have come with its own beanstalk.  What is with these high tables and chairs that seem to have taken over in so many restaurants?   Having said that the staff was extremely obliging and brought up one of the “normal” tables and chairs from the lower section of the patio which was not open at lunchtime.  

 

 This restaurant is in an old house and it is really only two steps from the intersection of two highways (6 & 7 Clappisons Corners for those who know the area) and yet it was easy to believe that one was in the middle of the countryside.

 

 

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This was my view.

 

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Cutlery was the first thing we noticed since it was incredibly heavy. The brand is Chef & Sommelier. 

 

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 The menu.   The chef is a Canadian from Owen Sound.  

 

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 Tea for Kerry. 

 

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 A small glass of rosé for me.

 

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 Calamari. 

 

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 Steak bites. 

 

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And the Moroccan chicken sandwich. We shared all three dishes.

 

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I'm sure those aren't mini-marshmallows on top of the Moroccan chicken, but for the life of me I can't think what else it might be...

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4 minutes ago, chromedome said:

I'm sure those aren't mini-marshmallows on top of the Moroccan chicken, but for the life of me I can't think what else it might be...

According to the menu, it’s goat cheese.

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I'll have flatware place settings for 12 and several orders of the fries, thank you very much.     Maybe three.   

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3 hours ago, chromedome said:

I'm sure those aren't mini-marshmallows on top of the Moroccan chicken, but for the life of me I can't think what else it might be...

 

My first thought!

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10 hours ago, DesertTinker said:

According to the menu, it’s goat cheese.

Okay, that makes a lot more sense. :P

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Headed across the river to visit @patris yesterday - last minute trip so not at all organized. 

 

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I sadly didn’t take a pic of the quiche and pita on a plate! It was quite delicious and very keto friendly 

 

Followed by a nice Wegmans and Trader Joe’s shop

 

 

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 Today we returned to a favourite haunt, Salad Thai.  It is a tiny restaurant that is family run and we have never had a bad experience there.

 

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 I had a small glass of white wine. It wasn’t quite this small when it started but we forgot to take a photograph.  

 

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 Calamari, of course. 

 

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 Deep fried tilapia. 

 

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 Chicken and broccoli stirfry.

 

 We also had some rice. 

 

 There was just enough left over to make my dinner this evening.  

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Could not have lunch this week with @Kerry Beal.  She’s got some nasty cold germs and I don’t need to go back in the hospital again and starve. But I had a couple of appointments today and my daughter drove me to both of them and in between I treated her to lunch. Her favourite place is Bamboo Legend. 
 

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She had the creamy coconut chicken curry.

 

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I had the spicy basil chicken.

 

We each had a salad which I forgot photograph. I drink water and my daughter had tea. 

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18 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Could not have lunch this week with @Kerry Beal.  She’s got some nasty cold germs and I don’t need to go back in the hospital again and starve. But I had a couple of appointments today and my daughter drove me to both of them and in between I treated her to lunch. Her favourite place is Bamboo Legend. 
 

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She had the creamy coconut chicken curry.

 

I had the spicy basil chicken.

 

We each had a salad which I forgot photograph. I drink water and my daughter had tea. 

And I had a little hunk of baguette with rillettes and some tortiere filling at @Alleguede's shop. 

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12 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

And I had a little hunk of baguette with rillettes and some tortiere filling at @Alleguede's shop. 

 

That works for me.   Actually rillettes is one of my favorite lunches.   

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16 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

And I had a little hunk of baguette with rillettes and some tortiere filling at @Alleguede's shop. 

You are just trying to make me jealous and by gosh you are succeeding. 😂

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Anna, I couldn't help but notice a lack of beer or wine with your lunch. Is Kerry a bad influence or your daughter a good one?😀

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2 hours ago, Chocolot said:

Anna, I couldn't help but notice a lack of beer or wine with your lunch. Is Kerry a bad influence or your daughter a good one?😀

Neither to be honest. Kerry neither encourages me nor discourages me even though she never drinks at lunchtime because she’s driving. And my daughter doesn’t influence me either. Today I behaved myself on account of the appointment which would follow immediately after lunch. You know how these doctors have a way of dehumanizing one. — LOL SOB (little old lady short of breath) .  Well I really didn’t want to add to their list ... LOL SOB and smelling strongly of alcohol.😂

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