|Caribou rack over the entrance to the kitchen at Little Bird Bistro.|
|Daily chalk board specials.|
For the second round of small plates I ordered the sweet breads and we also ordered the Marrow Bones with Chorizo, and Calamari, oregano, pickled chilies and black flat-bread. Everyone enjoyed the marrow bones immensely. The black flat bread was dyed black with squid ink! The sweet breads were described on the menu as follows: Crispy Veal Sweetbreads, carrot purée, roasted carrots, curried crème fraîche - they had a kind of peppery coleslaw on top that was a bit strong for the delicate sweet breads. The curried creme fraiche was something I never would have thought of myself - very good. By then we'd switched to a red Rhone, Crozes Hermitage, Domaine des Martinelles, ‘09. This one was, I thought, better than the Chablis. Rich texture, deep berry flavors and peppery.
|G came directly from work and still had his flight uniform on.|
Eating a meal like this is a luxury few can afford and we count ourselves very lucky indeed to be able to do so once in a while. From a practical point of view, I do it for the chance to get a taste of foods I can not, or have not, tried to cook at home. But really it's just plain fun to share a special meal with family and friends.