Monday, September 6, 2010
On Thursday night my wonderful friends Jenny, Chika and Lindsay treated me to a fancy and oh so classy post-birthday celebration dinner at Le Saint Amour, an authentic French restaurant with mostly French servers and chefs, in downtown Culver City, CA.
Le Saint Amour (source)
The area is so adorable and beautiful at night once the white twinkle lights come on all the little trees outside! It felt as though we were whisked away to Paris for the evening and we laughed, shared stories, discussed relationships and so much more over bottles of wine, of which Edge was our favorite.
We enjoyed sharing their tasty Presse de Saumon (smoked and fresh salmon terrine with chives) and Burrata et Tomates Confites (crispy polenta, pesto, tomatoes and soft cheese) to start.
Lovely Lindsay et Moi both sporting some blue.
Fabulous Chika and Miss Jenny
Then, Jenny and I each had the Entrecout au Poivre (grilled rib eye with pepper sauce served with pommes frites aka french fries with a side of mayonnaise, in true french fashion) while Chika enjoyed the Entrecote Bearnaise (grilled rib eye with bearnaise sauce and pommes frites) and Lindsay tried the Tartare de Boeuf (raw beef tenderloin with pommes frites.)
Now, I have to say I have never been able to oder the raw beef, though very popular in France, and I know it doesn't sound too appetizing, but when you think about it, if you like sushi aka raw fish, it is just sushi of a beef variety! ;) So, I tried my first bite and the way the prepared it with all the herbs and spices was truly delicious and I can say, I'm now a fan!
For dessert our delightful waiter, who had a great personality and also offered some wonderful relationship advice throughout the night, brought me Ile Flottante, which is almost like a floating island of air aka soft meringue marshmallow on a divine light, vanilla cream sauce with slices of strawberries and almonds and a candle in it just for me! My lovely friend sang, while other restaurant goers joined in and everyone clapped, it was super cute! :)
Needless to say we all enjoyed every last bite of it and enjoyed it even more because it was so light and airy that it didn't feel as though we had just eaten a dessert or leave us with that heavy, too full feeling, which was a bonus! :)
Overall, I just have to say how wonderful it is to have such kind and generous friends in LA who enjoy going out to do fun, civilized things, dressing up and exploring new places. I feel so lucky to have them in my life and want to thank them for making me feel really special and giving me a truly fabulous birthday dinner memory! :)
As for a break down of my Look of the Day, or more so evening in this case, since you all keep wanting to see them, here we go...
Charlotte Russe - $4.00 (1 shown from set of 2) / $8.00
Target - $24.99
Normally, I would not wear this dress with leggings, but since I am tall and it is tulip cut in the front, it was just too short on me to wear without something underneath, especially if I was going to be sitting. So, I gave the leggings a try, but would also sport this with some opaque tights and the black pumps to elongate the look a bit! :)
I hope you all enjoyed coming along on my post-birthday dinner with me and yet another look of the day! I'll be sure to keep them coming your way as often as possible and I hope you are having a FABULOUS Labor Day!
Side note: Check out TheWildernessDowntown.com to be transported back to where you grew up and enjoy a really unique and fun experience with beautiful music and images! Thank you to Lacey over at Apartment 210 for introducing it to me! :)