There are very few things that make me as happy as eating dinner outside on a warm day. I’ve been known to veto perfectly good restaurants just because they don’t offer outdoor seating. Yesterday it was eighty degrees, and I had dinner outside with my friend Dylan at Petite Abeille, near my office.
Dylan had prix fixe appetizer-entree-dessert, which included a nice salad, two pounds of fantastic mussels in white wine and garlic sauce with belgian fries, and chocolate mousse that tasted like chilled, puddinged hot chocolate (just the right amount of salt).
I had this gorgeous and spot-hitting niçoise salad, with albacore, green beans, roasted red pepper, a delightful pickled tomato, fingerling potatoes, black olives, hardboiled egg and anchovies.
I know I haven’t been cooking anything lately…I promise to make up for it this weekend!