Decided that after all the running around and stuff we earned ourselves a nice meal at Pastis. It was fabulous.
First off, they make the best Cosmopolitan in the city, bar none!!! Not too sweet or thickish, a little bit of shaved ice and nice hit of fresh lemon. Very well done.
We ordered 6 malpecque oysters to share and I have to say the accompanying sauce and the freshness of the oysters were wonderful - just as good, if not better than, Starfish.
My hubby had their escargot ravioli which is always wonderful and I had the jerusalem artichoke and potato soup. Both deelish and perfect winter comfort food.
For mains we had the fish and chips and roasted salmon on a bed of bismatti rice and some nicely sauted bok choy on the side. My salmon was perfectly done. Hubby gobbled up his fish and loved the homemade tartar sauce. Frite were also very tasty.
Did I mention the breadbasket - actually it was the killer butter that did me in. Yum - me.
Oh and desert - deemed our best desert of 2007 - a cold pistacho zabalogne with fresh strawberries. Again not overly gooey sweet, but great flavours. It was devoured in seconds.
I had a glass of pouilly fusse and can't quite recall what hubby's red was but all in all we had one very enjoyable evening. And It was hopping there, which I like to see. And yes it was loud, but easily carry on a conversation. Top notch service as always. Everyone is very professional and friendly. The same staff pretty much everytime which I also like to see. George must treat them well - a good sign for me.
We decided last night that we are going to make this our go to place for 2008 - it was THAT good! And still feel that way this morning, so it wasn't just the cosmo and wine talking :)