15 February 2012

Valentines Day Date

Yesterday night, Spencer and I went out on our first Valentine's date! I made reservations for an early dinner at La Sardine, a homey French bistro in the West Loop. Though they didn't have their Tuesday night prix-fixe special, their menu and service were in fine form. We sat down to a quiet relaxed dinner, beginning with the Lyonnaise salad - a plate of butter lettuce, homemade croutons, big hunks of bacon, a lemon vinaigrette topped with a poached egg. For the second course, we dug into steak frites, cooked to perfection and topped with a house herb butter the most gorgeous shade of green. The servings were generous, but we saved room for creme brulee, topped with fresh berries and a heart made of confectioner's sugar.

The dinner was absolutely perfect, and I couldn't have asked for a better person to share a meal with. Thanks Spencer, you're true blue!
  Lyonnaise salad at La Sardine Steak frites at La Sardine I highly suggest paying La Sardine a visit. Their prix-fixe on Tuesdays is $27.50, and comes with an appetizer, entree, and dessert. And if you like oysters, they do a dollar oyster night on Fridays. Come to La Sardine, for a rich and hearty, home-cooked French meal in a cozy, warm, and welcoming space. It's one of my favorite spots in Chicago, and great for dates!


  1. Aawww this is great. You're Valentine's dinner sounds amaaazing.

  2. Ah lady, I wish I had the focus of mind to create a blog as beautiful and comprehensive as yours-- for now I'll start with food, and work up from there I suppose.... :) Thanks for the blog love! I have much to learn from you!