DT’s Birthday Dinner at Pierre’sPosted: November 10, 2011
Yesterday was DT’s
39th birthday (39 forrrEVVerrr! 😉 ), so we went out to dinner at Pierre’s Bistro to celebrate. Whoop whoop, date night! 🙂
Pierre’s is a less-than-ten minute drive from our house on a relatively bustling corner of southwest Minneapolis. David had been there once before long ago, this was my first visit.
The restaurant is a pretty small space….there is a bar area right as you step inside, then three warmly-lit dining rooms with tables spaced not too terribly far from one another. It was a pretty quiet night at Pierre’s….there were a few other diners plus us, but I imagine it busies up on Fridays and Saturdays.
We were seated in the front dining room, with this cozy little Eiffel Tower in the windowsill:
Vin Rouge, anyone?
Yes, please. 🙂
On the food front, we started out with the cheese plate – a selection of goat and blue cheese, Brie, candied walnuts and apples, served with mini baguettes.
We both love, LOVE goat cheese – the creamy texture and tasty tang….ahhh. The Brie was smooth and mild….I could go either way with Brie if it’s too overpowering, but this was a delight. I’m not
typically ever a fan of blue cheese, but this also wasn’t extremely pungent, especially when paired with the apples. That was a tasty combination.
DT had visions of steak on his birthday plate, so he ordered the New York strip with green peppercorn sauce.
There weren’t a ton of meatless options, but I definitely did not go away hungry.
I ordered the pear salad and side of Ratatouille….I’ve never had that before! (For shame, where have I been??!) Tender, flavorful pieces of zucchini, red pepper, tomato, and onion….ahhhh-YUM!
Unfortunately, only three bites were eaten before I realized this was going to be LEFTovers! Our/my eyes were clearly larger than our/my stomach(s). It was all so fabulous, though….DT devoured his steak like a good birthday boy should.
But alas. No dessert, because 1. We were stuffed. 2. Mr. Low Carb Shmow Barb. Boo.
Hey, when it’s my birthday….well, it’s already understood – DQ cake and LOTS of it, carbs be darned! Willpower shmillpower.
Pierre’s is another place that would be so fun and cozy to patronize in the winter months, I hope we make a trip back there soon (the list of such places is lengthening!). It’s so close to home, we don’t really have an excuse.
Oh – and on our way out, Pierre at the bar!
Eyes are closed, oops. I didn’t want to take up too much of his time.
Happy Birthday, DT, I love you!