For our first Omaha Yummy Nom Noms post I thought I would let you all in on my experience this last Monday at an Old Market establishment called The French Cafe. So the story begins back in September with my purchase of a Groupon which touted $60 worth of food for a measly $30. I held onto this Groupon for some time, always waiting for the perfect moment when finally a light bulb would go off in my head and I would have the sudden urge to go eat some fucking French Food. Finally good ole Valentine's day rolls around so I figured, "Hey, you've always wanted a romantic Valentine's day dinner, why don't you just make that happen?" And so I set off to make my reservation (using my Groupon) for magical Valentine's day. My first attempt was unfruitful as there was no answer and my message went un-returned. A week later I called again, talked to a voice who told me politely that my Groupon wouldn't apply to holidays as they were going to be having a special menu prepared for diners that night. Already my passionate and romantic Valentine's day was slipping out of my hands, and in the face of pure disappointment I said to myself "No! I will not get stuck staying in with my significant other making frozen pizza and watching Curb Your Enthusiasm all night!" (Yes this happened on a more ill-fated Valentines day more than a few years ago). So I had a thought, Why not celebrate Valentine's day the night before and avoid all of that bullshit romantic hype?
And celebrate Valentine's day on February 13th we did.
|How fun is this light fixture in The French Cafe?|
Our waiter was lovely and attentive. He didn't try to oversell anything to us and came to check on us an appropriate amount of times. Our food came out very quickly, almost too quickly, and when my entree came out, it looked completely different from what I had imagined. It was huge!! My only complaint about my meal was that it was a bit cold in the middle, which Cooper tried to tell me could be the way it was supposed to be served, and again because I hate being that person, I didn't ask our waiter about it. I didn't finish my entire meal so again the lovely waiter wrapped up my leftovers and brought them out to me.
|Oh Em Gee I always wanted swan leftovers!|
|Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Fudge, Powdered Sugar Cookie, Fluff and amazing Ice Cream|
After our meal, we went over to La Buvette, our favorite local restaurant and hang out spot (during spring and summer months you can usually catch me and Cooper here every Sunday afternoon). We had a few drinks and some good conversation with their staff and went home to see the pup.
Overall, it was a fantastic and completely romantic evening and celebrating Valentine's day on February 13th was honestly one of the best decisions ever. So next year, if you're looking for fuss free Valentine's with your honey, celebrate the holiday the day before.
|I tried real hard to make it look like the champagne was coming out of his head|
|I want a set of these knives soooo bad|
|At Buvette's. My Mom got me this handy dandy purse holder. LOVE|
|Seriously though, why is this lady's mouth so pursed?!|
- Sly Fox