Mamma's been busy busy busy -- seems like the only time I have to write is when I'm in a moving vehicle of sorts.
This is no less true for family time -- which hasn't been terribly ample save for weekends, which we treasure like you wouldn't believe. One thing I do enjoy is dining al fresco as a little unit of three -- it is summer after all.
These photos were taken recently when yours truly strolled over with her little man to meet her big man for Friday Night dinner, which has become a family tradition lately. This time we chose Le Philosophe on 55 Bond Street, one of my favorite streets in Manhattan (last featured here). I was quite pleased with both the cuisine (per Chef Matthew Aita, see latest Eater interview here) and the atmosphere (how cute is that outdoor setting!!!). My favorite dish, believe it or not, was the frogs legs (in true French bistro fashion I suppose). Hubby had the halibut, which was also nicely prepared -- and the little man chowed down on both. I must admit he did make a bit of a funny face when mummy initially gave him frog legs to sample. Too adventurous perhaps? Mais oui!
... Remind me to tell you more about Bébé Gourmet: 100 French-Inspired Baby Food Recipes For Raising an Adventurous Eater another time!
Oh, and lets give a big ground of applause to bread -- yes bread. Yours truly is a huge fan of the requisite bread basket these days. As a good friend with bubs the same age as Nuke recently pointed out -- "bread buys you at least 20 minutes of initial sanity during a meal," totes golden!!!
Come to think of it, we love not just bread, but bread sticks too! See recent feature from Sorella.