Sunday, September 9, 2012

And now I'm really ooooold . . .

Well, at least I can begin to get the senior discount at the movies.  I had a very nice birthday today, I got some nice perfume and a t-shirt (both very welcome), and Ed and I had a lovely lunch at a place called Le Cigare Volant (the flying cigar), named after an incident in France in the 1800's when the people in a local area saw a flying saucer that looked like a cigar :)

They have a "small plates" menu that is just fabulous.  We had:

green bean salad with a quail
egg on top and the tiniest tomatoes
you've ever seen

incredible corn pudding served
in a tiny cast-iron pan

a duck confit "cigar" with leek "ash"
it looked like a cigar.

pork shoulder sliders with Chinese 
buns and coconut dipping sauce


smoked fingerling potatoes in a
little flower pot with aioli on the bottom
(the chef gifted us with this because
Ed is in the restaurant business)

This restaurant is very special and I was so glad to enjoy my birthday lunch there!  

 Another Big Sur picture from our Friday trip

So now I'm off to paint -- I swore that I would spend some time painting today, but of course as soon as we came home, I needed to take a nap :)  

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, if you have any left!


TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to you, elise!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Well, happy birthday! Sounds like a wonderful celebration.

MarmePurl said...

Happy Birthday Elise!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like it was very enjoyable one!!!

Katy Noelle said...

Going out for a special birthday lunch is just so dang fun! It seems more leisurely and I always feel more awake, somehow and.... I don't know, it's one of my favorite things to do! =] and, Elise, it all sounds so delicious! Happy belated birthday!

Big Sur.... sweet memories of camping with my family and friends when I was young! =]


Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks everyone, and Katy, it hasn't changed a bit over the years. Still funky as ever.

Candy C. said...

Wow, that restaurant is lovely and your lunch sounds fabulous! Glad you had a nice birthday!! :)

Linda said...

Happy Belated B-day...glad you had a great one!