Sunday, November 18, 2012

Post 2170 - Back Home

We are back home from the Jesse Cook concert.  It was wonderful.

But I'm getting ahead of my story.

Patricia's birthday is the 20th.  We decided to go out to dinner this evening to celebrate.  We ended up going to Ele, which used to be called Opa! until they ran afoul of another Greek restaurant chain somewhere out West and had to change their name. 

It's just a name.  This Greek restaurant is excellent.  We had to appetizers: hummus and ... crap, what is it called?  It's a cheese set on fire for a few seconds, and you eat it with bread and some balsamic vinegar mixture.  Terrific stuff.  It is called Kefalo Saganaki. 

My main course was Mousaka; Patricia had a pasta dish that had a combination of beef and lamb and egg plant and other stuff.  It's called Lamb Youvetsi.  She loved it, but there was so much of it that she couldn't finish it.  We brought the rest of it home.

For dessert, we had a very interesting Greek thing that had shredded philo pastry with whipped cream.  In looking at the check just now, I don't think I was charged for it.  I should call them tomorrow and make this right.  Maybe being Patricia's birthday, she got a free dessert.  Dunno.

The service tonight was excellent.  Tanya was our server.  The really good servers know innately when diners need something and can anticipate when to leave us alone.  It is some  kind of sixth sense, and Tanya seems to have it.

From there, we drove to the Rebecca Cohn for the Jesse Cook concert.  I am not the biggest JC fan out there.  A little of that flamenco music goes a long way.  But I had a very good time.  If he comes back to Halifax, I may go see him again. 

I can't embed this video, but here is a link to a Jesse Cook tune.  I hope you like it.

It has been a good evening.  It is late, and I am over tired.  I am watching The Walking Dead and writing this blog post during commercials.  Patricia remains downstairs watching television.  Newbie is laid out in front of me, pretty much asleep.  I know he missed us when we were gone.  Missed the food and the company.  Not us per se.

You guys have a good evening.  I will see you tomorrow.



Mike said...

Hey I was at the Jesse Cook concert too. I sat next to this guy who talked about his blog a lot. He said he was into radio stuff.

I remember... he had really nice hair.

Bevboy said...

Ha ha. I'm glad you took the time to check out my blog, Mike.

I hope you stick around and read some of the previous blog posts, including the interviews I've been doing over the last few years.

Spread the word of the blog!!

Hope our paths cross again sometime.