We almost always skip dessert and especially at lunch, but it's hard to resist the gorgeous pastry case you pass while being led to your table. Since we were saving $10 on our meal thanks to CityTins, I selected a fresh fruit tart for us to share. I had sampled it at Feasting for Fido last summer and loved it just as much this time.
Le Rêve was recently closed for renovations and I really like the interior changes they've made. The restaurant was closed for several weeks and Chris found out the hard way that you can't rely on websites for current information when making lunch plans with co-workers. Luckily I saw the closure information on Facebook before they left that day and I re-routed them to Juniper 61 instead.
Chris is anti-Facebook, but it's seriously a great way to keep up with what's going on. Both Cafe Hollander and Le Rêve were closed at the same time, which was obvious on Facebook yet neither had updated their websites to reflect that fact. I can't tell you how many conversations between Chris and I end with the question "How did you know that?" and the answer "Facebook."
25% of my City Tin is now empty, so I'm feeling good about my chances of redeeming all 20 coupons in 2013. Chris is loving it because he's gotten to try new-to-him places like Blue's Egg where we had breakfast last Sunday.
The only negative thing about Blue's is the wait time for a table. We were told 45 minutes when we arrived at 9:40, but by 10:00 we were seated and had placed our drinks order. Chris was going to work afterward so he stuck with coffee but I tried the waiter-recommended JP's OJ. A delicious mix of 44 North Huckleberry vodka, blood orange liqueur and fresh squeezed orange juice.
There are so many great CityTin choices, it's hard to decide where we should go next but it really should be Crazy Water. Hands down that is the number one place that people keep recommending to us.