La Belle Vie
Date Night, Bar La Belle Vie, all good. We skipped wine and sipped truly yummy summer cocktails – tasties such as Old Cubans (Mount Gay Rum, Fresh Mint, Bitters, Fresh Lime and Cava) and Prince Alberts (Earl Grey Infused Bombay Sapphire Gin, Fresh Lemon Sweet & Sour And Soda). We sat down at the bar and both said, “Gosh, I wish we’d invited Stu (the Wine Genius) and Debbie” and lo and behold, in walked Stu and Debbie and Debbie’s awesome sister Michelle, no kidding.
We munched on the best – The Best – bar burgers in Minneapolis, the mini-lamb burgers, topped with a spicy pepper and yogurt sauce, juicy, lamb-y, spicy-creamy perfection, they kill me, seriously.
We also noshed on crispy-salty pommes frites, and downed a mache-baby artichoke salad tossed over a pool of cumin-yogurt and slices of artichoke that was particularly divine with swipes of pommes frites.
Fry this, fry that, shake this, shake that, all fab, yum.
A drive home around lovely Lake of the Isles and despite the cold (it’s 58 degrees out there as I type, nice July, puhlease), a gorgeous night.