Know what I love about birthdays? Eating out, that's what! I know I'm not the type of person who needs an excuse to spend money restauranting but it's always nice to have something to celebrate. So a mother-daughter birthday lunch; sounds like a plan Stan!
For once, I wasn't the one choosing the restaurant. Mainly this was because I was going to go to school but then I decided that eating was more important. Anyways Addi chose Brava Bistro and off we went.
It wasn't too busy, the food came quite quickly and the service was great.
The birthday girl ordered lobster poutine complete with a shellfish butter and mascarpone cheese. The fries were so good (well according to my dining partners, I won't fabricate a story and say that I actually had any) that they ordered a side for "dessert".
Hungarian vegetable soup with potato dumplings was Addison's meal of choice. Perfect for dipping their fresh, grainy bread in.
As for myself, arugula salad with poached pears and blue cheese. When salad is good it can be so damn good. There were a plethora of textures going on from the "shatter" of the fried onions to the pleasant crunch of the candied pecans. Sweet, salty, peppery yumminess. I'm not claiming that it was revolutionary but it was a well-conceived, properly executed dish and that's what counts.
Overall Brava gave us good reason to return in the future. Excellent choice Addi, I might add. Where are we going next?