16 Feb 2005, 02:00

Valentine’s Day Goodness

For Valentine’s Day yesterday, Jolayne and I skipped over the traditional flowers and gifts (and yes, it was a mutual decision. No, seriously!) and instead opted to go all out on a really amazingly good dinner out. We went to a French restaurant called Caf des Amis in Parkville, MO a town which is home to quite a few other good restaurants as well. (We went to Piropos there for Jolayne’s birthday and enjoyed it too). I would have to say that this was easily the best meal that I’ve had in KC, by far. Everything from the appetizer to the main course to dessert was flawless I thought. I couldn’t even say any one part was my favorite, they were all so good. Combine all that with the company of Jolayne, and I couldn’t have asked for a better Valentine’s day. I am, however, certain that my high school French teacher would have been shocked and disappointed had she heard me attempt to order with what I’m sure must have been horribly mangled pronunciation. All things considered though, it was good enough to keep the server from laughing at me so I consider it a success.


Comment by Phil on 2005-02-15 23:58:30 +0000

Sacrebleu! (and some other French words)

Eh, I always thought spoken French sounded like people talking with a mouthful of pudding.

But that’s just me.

Comment by Tobin on 2005-02-17 08:22:50 +0000

I was looking at their menu… What did you order?

Comment by Will on 2005-02-17 11:12:55 +0000

Phil – Don’t you mean a mouthful of mousse? 😉

They had a special menu (http://www.kansascitymenus.com/cafedesamis/valentines.html ) for Valentine’s Day that was a 4 course meal with choice of appetizer and entree. We both got the same things: The puff pastry lobster/scallop filled appetizer and the filet mignon/lobster tail entree. Them’s good eatin’

Comment by Sarah on 2005-02-17 12:48:23 +0000

Would Mrs. R. really be shocked? Or are you exgerating?

Comment by Will on 2005-02-17 19:09:13 +0000

Well, I may be exaggerating a bit but my French skillz have been in sharp decline ever since I finished high school.