For my birthday, Tom took me to one of my absolute favorite restaurants -
They have three restaurants. One in New York City, one in Cambridge, Massachusetts and one in the very small country town of Walpole, NH - (relatively) just over 'the river' from us.
We're so fortunate!
It's very European in the feel of it's decor, atmosphere and, of course, cuisine.
We enjoyed local artisanal cheeses with a lovely glass of wine, my very 'favorite-of-all-time salad' - warm goat cheese with walnuts, watercress and endive with a honey drizzle (perfection) and a polenta cake (for the main part of the meal) with mushrooms, spinach and a beautiful demi-glace.
Then, we ended the meal sweetly with a cup of coffee (that was so perfect that I still remember it, a month later) and macarons (a.k.a. 'Luxembourgers') in a wonderful rainbow of flavors - chocolate, coffee, pistachio, raspberry, almond-citrus and lavender.
Tom and I had such a lovely couple of hours, enjoying each other and enjoying the experience. Then, I got to go to the adjacent chocolate shop (where their fame originated) - a little bit of sweet magic.
I felt.....edified in so many ways!
I just wanted to share a little bit of it with you.
I love the extraordinary moments - simple and grand!
P.S. I don't think that I have welcomed those of you who are new followers to my blog, in a while. Of course, I'm always so pleased to know that someone wants to share my little joys and to hear the latest of what I'm enthusiastic about. Welcome! I hope that you're edified or, well, at least, much cheerier for having come!