Friday, February 5, 2010

Dinner Out

We took Mother of The Bride out to dinner at a local restaurant called 1640 Hart House. The name is a reference to the building it's in, the oldest part of which dates back to 1640 and was built by the Hart family.

Sort of. The two oldest rooms were purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Winterthur museums, but they have been recreated in situ so they look old. The room we actually ate in was truly an old room with a huge walk in fireplace with a little fire in it.

It was a nice meal. The salad was made of ordinary ingredients, but it tasted wonderful. Mother of the Bride had braised short ribs which were a bit fatty, but looked nice. The COG and I had the same thing, as usual, sesame seed crusted tuna on a bed of arugula vinaigrette, which was really delicious. We shared two desserts, bringing most of both of them home. One was a Chocolate Gift, which was chocolate cake with chocolate between the layers and frosted with chocolate and a bow of chocolate, like a little gift. Really cute. And we had Caramel Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream. Yummy.


Vivi said...

Sounds marvelous -- both the food and the environs.

peaceable_tate said...

Then, a farmhouse; Today, a restaurant.

What was the line from Hitchhiker? "The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases.For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question 'How can we eat?'--(note: that would be the farmhouse phase)--"the second by the question 'Why do we eat?' and the third by the question 'Where shall we have lunch?'"

Sounds like a lovely, sophisticated evening. The chocolate gift sounds decadent.