Monday, November 2, 2009

A whole lot of Frenchness going on

I spend quite a bit of time sitting in waiting rooms with my son.
I'm not complaining, just stating the facts.

Recently, I was sitting there and picked up this magazine.
I was hungry and the burger on the cover had my name all over it.

When I started looking through it, I was shocked to find that one of the best new valley restaurants was in my neighborhood and it is FRENCH.
Seriously- WE COULD WALK to it.

When I told Hubby, he was just as excited as I was.
We put a visit on our "short list".
We had lunch (both of us had the Cabernet Burger that was featured on the cover)
and it was a fantastic experience.
Kiersten and Snir Mor are the chefs/owners.
They actually met in Paris at Culinary school.
So romantic.
They created a little bit of France right in our neighborhood.
YAY, double yay!
I could make this a daily walk.

When we were leaving, hubby asked Snir "why here"?
Well, it turns out that they have a little one and the grandparents live close by.
Viva la grandparents.
I am so glad they all left France-our gain.

Above, are two books I picked up recently.
I adore Mireille Guiliano and have her other books (French Women Don't get Fat- see, I really must be French-hehe and French Women for all Seasons).

While I haven't started reading it yet, I know I will love it.
I'll let you know.

Any book about Coco Chanel has to be a winner.
The Gospel According To Coco Chanel- Life Lessons From The World's
Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo and illustrated by Chesley McLaren,
looks tres chic.
Can't wait to start reading.

I have been adding many French, Dutch, Italian, inspired items to The French Elements.
I can't believe that Christmas is next month. Yikes!

Last but certainly not least

is this sweet award that came from Marie.
She is one talented lady and has a beautiful blog.
If you haven't visited her, you really need to.
Thank you my friend.

I am passing this along to everyone that visits my blog.
It doesn't matter whether you leave a comment or not.
You are all the icing on my cake.
You know I love my icing.

Happy Monday.


Lorrie said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog. What a fun restaurant find! And yes, it's hard to believe it's NOVEMBER already! Yikes!
Your new designs look lovely.


Kim's Treasures said...

How cool to find that restaurant in a magazine when it was right under your nose all along! We get that magazine in the Chicago version. That way when I spend my weeks in Chicago, we try new things!

The Coco Chanel book looks good!

Have a wonderful day!!! Big hugs!

Ana said...

Hi Barb,
Can you believe I have never had French cuisine before?... Well, unless you count french fries and french toast. :-) I should really give it a try. Anyway, so glad you found a good little French restaurant near by. Thank you so much for your visit today. Hope you come back again soon. Until next time. Have a wonderful Monday.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Barb! What a totally fun post! HOW LUCKY YOU ARE to have a real French bistro near you!!! Hey, how was that burger? I am so hungry right now! And your award is so sweet! always have great book recommendations. I must check out Coco Chanel, another great French fashion icon. God bless you dearest one...Anita

Sea Witch said...

Love the name, Amuse Bouche. A little something before a little something. One of my favorite French restaurants is this marvelous little gem called "Violette" just outside of NE Atlanta. Exquisite little dishes that are fresh and tasty and very affordable. I have taken many friends here and only wish it was a little closer to where I live. Sea Witch

Theresa said...

Burgers, good books and a cupcake... my kind of post:) Enjoy your new restaurant find and have a blessed evening!

Leave a Legacy said...

Hi Barb, Thanks for visiting my blog. I also love everything European. Love the look of your blog. These restaurants look lovely.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Barb, so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours. It's wonderful. I don't think I am going to find a little French restaurant in my neck of the woods but I can dream. :)

Andi said...

I am reading the same books right now! That burger looks yummy.

Beth Dargis said...

I've been reading the Savoir Faire book and loving it so far. I miss the French restaurants in Chicago. Does anyone know of French restaurants in Michigan?

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for following my blog. I've enjoyed going through all your posts. So glad you found this new French restaurant. Will be back again soon.

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