Monday, August 22, 2005

Dinner with Katie & Thomas

My niece Katie and her husband Thomas have come to the Cape for a little visit, albeit at the worst possible time. Not for them, but for me. It is moving time as we are moving to Brewster in less than a week and the packing of the house has begun. The place is in an uproar (even more than usual). They arrived on Saturday afternoon and we took them to dinner at our favorite "chi-chi" restaurant The Red Pheasant in Dennis. I can tell you honestly that our dinner was superb. I won't bore you with the whole menu (except mine of course). I started with Seared Peppered Sirloin that was served cold with a lovely horseradish aioli and "pommes gaufrettes". Very nice. For dinner I had one of their old standards (not to say that it wasn't superb, of course), Sole Meuniere. I have that every now and again when I am not in the mood for their Rack of Lamb which I had had on Thursday night at Enzo. It is always delicious and served with gratineed potatoes and haricots verts (green beans). We enjoyed a bottle of Schramsburg Blanc de Noirs with our dinner and I had a Grand Marnier Creme Brulee for dessert. All told it was a terrific evening. Great to see the kids again (last time was at Buzzy and my wedding). They are here until Wednesday and I sure hope I get to see them again before they go. Buzzy said he would bring them around for lunch Tuesday and take them out for a rousing round of "putt-putt golf". Sorry I have to miss that!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:03 AM

    Frenchy and Buzzy,

    Katie and I have just madem it back home and are now settling in. Man... this texas heat is something that we didn't miss. it is 8pm and still 94 degrees outside. Well , I just wanted to thank you two for dinner... everything was great. Katie and I will definitely have to make note of the Red Pheasant and the Horizon. And also to let you know that we took it easy on Buzzy at Pirate's Cove.

    We have already started to plan out next trip to the cape next year. While we were waiting to meet you two for lunch on Tuesday, we came upon a couple of dive shops. Since I am taking a scuba class starting on Aug 30., the next time we visit the cape we are thinking about going off shore and doing a little diving at some of the local wreck sites around the Cape. It will be just about a year from now, the best time to go according to the dive shops.

    Any how... We had a great time and can not wait to visit again.

    Love you both.
    Thomas and Katie