Hi bento pals! I'd like to share some images from a recent evening out in Old Town Alexandria, a historic city that glows in October with special golden light and one that holds romantic memories...we visited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a magical date there together in October 2001.
roses still blooming...
We strolled from the center of Old Town to the Potomac river waterfront, lovely with amber light and many birds...
Jamison's picture of two geese at the river's edge
We went out to dinner at a relaxed, cozy "old school" French restaurant in the heart of Old Town called Le Refuge.
Calamari in tomato, garlic and beef stock sauce had a wonderfully deep flavor--outstanding, we thought.
Buttery and beautifully cooked trout almondine was also delightful.
Monday's bento continues the French spirit with a red-wine pepper burger filled with Roquefort cheese, romaine lettuce with Dijon vinaigrette, sliced rounds of lady apple, pecans, and more tangy Roquefort. In the sakura holder, a savory butternut squash puree with onions, garlic and a hint of maple syrup.
Have a great week...happy cooking!