|24 roses - 24 years|
Our official wedding was on September 25, 1992, but I start the count 9 years earlier. Sigrid and I moved to San Francisco in January 1983 in the middle of an El Nino year. That's when our journey together began and it's been a great adventure with my lover and best friend ever since.
We celebrated with dinner at Chapeau!, a French Bistro in the Inner Richmond. We've heard about the restaurant, but this was our first visit. Won't be our last. The Zagat blurb:
"Known for emerging from the kitchen to “greet his guests”, chef Philippe Gardelle demonstrates “equal parts charm and culinary skill” at this “welcoming” Inner Richmond “date spot”, serving “classic French bistro fare” in all its “bold, savory and creamy” “perfection” alongside “wonderful regional wines”; most consider it a “great value” (the early-bird special in particular is “a steal”)"
Seared Foie Gras was on the menu as an appetizer. It's one of our favorites, and after the idiotic ban was struck down, we make a point of seeking out foie gras and the restaurants that serve it. It was delicious, beautifully prepared and presented.
I had a rack of lamb, Sigrid had the filet,accompanied by an excellent 2011 Rhone at a surprisingly reasonable price. We finished with a cheese plate and creme brulee.
We were very happy.
On to the next 24. Or 33. Or hopefully, even more.