Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday Night, Date Night

Last night my husband and I went on a "date".
We had a delicious meal at a French restaurant....
well, actually, my main course was not to my liking, but they were very generous and did not make us pay for it. I respect that, even though I didn't ask for it. From a restaurant as high ended as the one we went to, it is nice to know that they try to take care of their customers.
As for the appetizer, cheese crusted bread, my husband's dinner and the amazing dessert, it made up for my not so great choice in the main meal!
The appetizer was my favorite scallops in a light curry sauce. Here in Brasil, as also in Peru and Venezuela, you find the scallops with the soft coral still attached. This is not allowed in the U.S., but it makes them even yummier!
The Crepe with Maracuja (Passion Fruit) was a perfect end to the meal. It was light and fluffy, filled with a smooth, creamy ricotta cheese-like filling. The Maracuja sauce was tart and sweet, all at the same time....all adding to the overall wow factor of the dessert!

Then we went to see a surprisingly different movie starring George Clooney, called, "Up in the Air". I always find it funny to hear how they translate the titles. Here they call it, "Amor sem Escalas". Translated, this means Love without Stops. Now, it makes sense for the movie, seeing as it was a kind of love story, and took place through airports at times....but still, a little funny!
This movie did not have a typical Hollywood happy ending...and it made the movie all the more endearing. Go and see it if you have a chance...well worth it.

Tomorrow is the sailing...pictures to come!

4 comments:

Scriber's Web said...

How sweet! What did you order? And what did your hubby order? Details girl!

Brenda said...

You just taught me something about scallops. Thats why I always remember scallops from Peru as tasting so much better! Next time I go to Brazil I will be sure and have some as well. I loved the way they prepared them in Peru.

I'm also quite curious to know what it was that you did not like and what your husband ordered. :)

Fabiola said...

I am with all of the others: what was your choice?

As for the translations.... try to read a book in Portuguese that has been translated... It is plain AWFUL!!!

Have a nice week!!!

Ah, what are the plans for Carnaval?

Lucy said...

Do good restaurants in Brazil tend to be pretty expensive? I love scallops! I don't remember ever having them with the coral attached, though.