This was my first foray into French cuisine, and I am now a huge fan (butter)! We started our meal with a lovely Saumon Fume a l’Huile d’olive et Citron, or Salmon with Tapenade. It was very good, but really could have been found in any decent restaurant. For entrees, Wingnut chose Le Steak Frites et Mesclin Salad, or Butterflied steak with butter, shalots and french fries and a mescaline salad and I chose Escalope de Veau a la Creme, or Veal steak with a cream mushroom sauce (are you salivating yet?). Oh. My. Goodness. This was heavenly food. Wingnut's steak was perfect (butter), but the French fries really stole the show (I know! French fries!). They were the best I've ever had, incredibly hot, crisp and not greasy in the least. The veal was amazing, incredibly tender and the sauce was so flavorful (butter). Of course, what is a gourmet meal without dessert? We topped our feast off with a Grand Marnier Souffle. Divine, absolutely, divine!
Wingnut, being the world traveler that he is, has eaten nearly every variety and quality of cuisine. He ranked this restaurant in his top five, although he still believes his favorite is a little cafe in Wilmington, DE called Cafe Gelato. For me, this was the tops, unless I'm in the mood for Spanish cuisine, then I go for Jalapenos in Annapolis.
Wingnut and I thoroughly enjoyed the original Iron Man. We were a little skeptical about seeing the sequel. Sequels rarely satisfy, no? (Forgive me if I don't summarize the story, I'm sure you can read better summaries elsewhere on the web.) Being a sequel, we set the bar low for Iron Man 2, and to be honest, we really were not disappointed. It was a very entertaining and enjoyable flick. Robert Downey, Jr. has undeniable wonderful comedic timing, along with a dry delivery, and while the plot could have been streamlined a bit, the script was fairly good. I'm sure the complicated storyline meant to leave room for further sequels and if the dollars raked in by the first weekend are any indication, there will be more to come from Iron Man. As with the original, there is moderate adult content in the movie, and I would recommend viewing for much older teens and adults only.
Hmmm, my food review is much more detailed than my movie review. I guess that indicates what really floats my boat ;-)