Wednesday, December 2, 2009

best of 2009 - day the second

December 2 Restaurant moment.
Share the best restaurant experience you had this year. Who was there? What made it amazing? What taste stands out in your mind?

This is a tough one for me. Do I go with the dinner I had with my family, just a few days after the wedding, before they flew home? Or breakfast before going to the spa with the 2 Karens, or the birthday dinner? Hard to say really.

I guess that for the sake of uniqueness, I'll go with the birthday meal. We went to Tibetan Om and ate momos and various yummy dishes depending on what each of us ordered. What made this experience unique (because lets face it, we all have bday meals) was the amazing service we got and the fact that my best girls were all there, including one the aforementioned Karens, who'd flown in from Vancouver the day before.

me and Karen at dinner

The owner of the restaurant knows one of the guys my husband plays baseball with and ever since Paul's met him, each time we've gone there (like 3 times in 2 years) he treats us like royalty. Seriously. He gives us the most amazing service. My birthday was no exception. My friends were wowed by how good the service was and the time we spent there was truly a blast.

My closest friends in Montreal tend to come from very different groups and so I don't tend to ever really have them all together in one venue. Being able to bring them together over dinner was really nice for this reason. I was able to play with my old roomie's baby son while hashing out the latest boy adventures with another friend. Paul bantered with another friend while I poured some wine for a grad school girlfriend. And best of all, of course, was the fact that my bestest friend in the world had flown in from Vancouver to spend this birthday with me.

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