Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Vive La France!

Angela & Guillaume have finally found a little piece of France in Boston. There used to be a famous restaurant called Maison Robert, which closed in 2003. Petit Robert, a bistro owned by the same family, opened in 2005, in Kenmore Square in Boston. It is very close to Boston University and Fenway Park. There are some new hotels and restaurants in the area now, as well.

Last Friday night, Angela and Guillaume went to Petit Robert in the middle of yet another snowstorm. Yes, more snow. Lots of it! After making sure they had keys, money and lipstick (only for Angela, of course), they took a taxi to make their 8:30 reservation, and made it safely in the snow. They jumped over slush filled puddles and ran into the restaurant. Guillaume spoke to the hostess, who responded to him in French. Then the general manager brought them to their table, and he is French as well! He and Guillaume spoke about something (Angela realizes she still cannot understand French very well at all).

They had champagne, of course. They ordered their dinners off of a menu that had so many delightful choices.

Guillaume got the escargots as a starter. He kindly gave one to Angela. It was delicious.

Angela got the "trio of pate", which were so good as well. It took her a long time to eat because she was savoring every bite, so Guillaume got one more escargots... Angela was happy because she had one more as well!

For dinner, Guillaume had the andouiette with a bouidin noir, and Angela had the beef bourgignon. She forgot to take a picture until she had eaten some of it... She also tried both of Guillaume's dishes, and maybe she wouldn't get it for herself, but she liked it!
They had an amazing bottle of wine that was perfect with the meal. Guillaume chose very well!

After the very long, relaxing dinner, they put on their scarves, gloves, coats and hats, and made their way back out into the snow. Guillaume was going to meet a colleague because it was his last night at his job, and Angela was going home. Angela took the first cab, and with a kiss to Guillaume she was off.

The taxi drove down Commonwealth Ave, and with the snow falling and the white lights on the trees, it was a beautiful ride home.

Unfortunately, Angela left Guillaume with the only set of keys. So she took another taxi back to Newbury Street to get the keys from Guillaume. Finally, she made it back home!

The next bistro Angela & Guillaume will go to will be in France! In 24 days!



Papy said...

Angéla : Vosne Romanée 2000 : ouah ! on arrive s'il en reste. Et aussi Beef bourguignon et escargots de bourgogne. on prend l'avion.....Love tous les 2

p'tit pap said...

It seems everybody likes to eat and drink in this family..and I am happy to know Guillaume likes cooking..cook more and more and you'll be a "great chief"..
See you soon..Ptit' Mam'