Truffles and SnowPosted: February 12, 2010
It snowed all night last night. I went out for Valentine’s Day with M. I did the driving because he can’t, for a while. The roads were a mess. But, it was so beautiful I didn’t care. It was the best kind of snow. Big flakes at first, that got smaller and dustier as the night wore on and the temperature dropped. The sky was sparkling and the snow just floated down. It didn’t pelt, just flurried and fell and looked amazing. The temperature was still in the upper 20’s so its really bearable, enjoyable even, to be out.
The restaurant, Big Sky Cafe, was a last minute pick that was unique and cozy. And the food was a delicious contrast of rich v. light (think mashed potatoes with gravy and beet salad), seafood v. local produce (think crisp calamari, creamy crab cakes, and roasted brussels sprouts). We shared about five small plates, which was way too much food, but wonderful. Oh and the bread-basket had mini scallion cornbread muffins instead of your traditional rolls. That was an awesome touch. Really good red wine topped it all off. I had the McKinlay Pinot Noir (which actually got us our 7:00 V-day seating in the first place. Some gullible waitress assumed that M’s last name was in fact the same Mckinlay on the wine list. It went from “sorry we’re booked” to “we have a table for you at 7:00” with the mere mention of is name. He decided not to say anything and voila, last minute V-day reservations at an awesome restaurant!). M. had a cab of some sort that was equally awesome.
M. also gave me a box of chocolate truffles the size of my face. I love V-Day!