Anyway, we had (full descriptions here):
**Oeuf en Gelée in Porto chilled egg in a thick Port flavored gelatin - rich! - but good on a warm day
**Ye Olde French Onion Soup topped with a really stinky cheese, but hard to not eat anyway
Endive salad with roquefort pretty but obviously not something for me - J. described it as "bold," I described it as "a nice salad ruined by some bad cheese"
Normandy cider I induldged and got a little bottle
Vouvray a white wine
*Mixed charcuterie I just got this because I couldn't decide between the Serrano ham and the rillette - turns out the rillette, a kind of shredded meat glop with spices, was too rich for me. Between the two of us we couldn't finish the plate - six kinds of meat is really a bit much
Langue D'oc Blanc the waitress brought by two different white wines and J chose this one
Monkfish with ham, tomato, and pistou
Big ol' lambchops (see picture from earlier) I had them replace the frites with the green beans that came with the duck - turns out the cold cream sauce on the green beans made them just a little too much for me, though I did eat the chops like a barbarian toward the end
*Leek Gratinée we kind of spread this on the bread - it's arrival made it clear to me I was done with having any more fat
*Cognac chocolat drinkable and served in a tiny glass
We left a nice tip because we were very happy with the service. I especially liked that I only had to look at the waitress and she came over (some places it's like hailing a taxi), and that they were never obtrusive about filling our water glasses or pushy with the wine.
And I got a present from shadowdaddy for our anniversary - a garnet lavalière. It's really pretty and I promise I'll post a picture soon. He's sweet and I love that we have been together for so long and still can make it through a three hour dinner and not stop talking once.