Monday, June 20, 2011

Petit Valentien Birthday Fun

For my birthday, Jeff took me to Petit Valentien since our last visit was so delicious and wonderful. My wonderful friends, Zach and Laura, were there as a birthday surprise! Zach brought a bottle of wine I had brought back from France for him for us to enjoy. I bought it because it was from a small winery and therefore definitely not found here. It was delicious.

I, of course, could not resist the smoked salmon plate so I ordered it again. It did not disappoint.
Jeff enjoyed sauteed mushrooms over a puff pastry. This dish was rich and super mushroom-y.
Zach enjoyed the quail. There's not much meat on that bird, but it sure is full of flavor!
I do believe that this is a Barramundi filet over a little pasta and accompanied by a few clams. I really enjoyed this dish.
They often have interesting and not seen very often options on their menu like calf liver seen above. Everyone enjoyed trying this dish.
We stuck to France in our wine selections and enjoyed these lovely wines seen above and below, both Chassagne-Montrachets - one a 1er cru! Happy birthday indeed!