For my good friend A’s birthday, a couple of us girls got together to offer her a night out at a restaurant of her choice. Her birthday we the end of November, and being the busy group of ladies that we are, it took us several months to find a date that worked for everyone! Either my evenings were full of dancing, or A was working or someone had family or other events planned, and of course the restaurant A. wished to visit was closed on Sunday and Mondays. So it was with great joy that we found a date
A. chose the restaurant “Le lapin qui tousse”, a pretty fancy place for Joliette. While Joliette is not the biggest city we do have a considerable number of high quality restaurants. It’s nice not to have to drive all the way to Montréal for a good meal.
Anyways, six of us ladies piled into a van to drive to the restaurant. My friend N. was a champion and parallel-parked her van with the side door slide wide open It was my first time in the restaurant, and I am quite happy with the experience. They were accomodating for my gluten intolerance (which I would hope considering the scale of restaurant haha) and the portions were quite generous. Of course, having crème brûlée for dessert scores a lot of points in my books. A delicious meal, good wine and great company makes for a good time
We were having so much fun, we almost forgot to get a picture taken of the whole group! The poor waitress was a little concerned when she saw us come back into the restaurant but relaxed when we explained we only wanted a photo taken. It hadn’t registered in my mind that the place was already supposed to be closed. Oops
Being that many of these ladies are Moms, we ended up going home and to bed a very reasonable time (i.e. midnight) instead of staying out till all hours of the night. And to finish the festivities, we hung out again last night to watch a movie. If you are looking for a good girly movie to watch, check out “About Time“. For those of us who like to cry in movies, I’d make sure you have some kleenex for near the end
Not that I’m trying to make an open suggestion, but I would not be opposed to having a birthday dinner in a restaurant like that myself this year. I mean decadal birthdays are worth celebrating well, aren’t they?
À la prochaine!