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Sunday, October 23, 2011

roquefort burger bento, october evening in old town


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!




11 comments:

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Yummy, I love the french spirit in your bento :D And I always love your beautiful pictures!!

Robin said...

Autumn, clearly a season of romance and your day trip is lit with sunlight and memories. Warmth that flavors your wonderful and tasty bento!

Classic French influenced burger, so sophisticated!

Hope the warm autumn continues for a few more days to enjoy.

Lina Gladman said...

Beautiful pictures!!! thanks for sharing ^__ ^

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

so lovely and beautiful...
thank you for sharing with us :)

origa-me said...

Outstanding!

Bentobird said...

Dear Jenn, Robin, Lina, Yenny and Carole, thanks so much for your bright sweet comments, they mean the world to me!

sheri fujihara chen said...

It is quintessentially fall in your neck of the woods! The season is so beautiful through your photos. Love it! As you know, the only fall color I get is brown... :)

OhayoBento said...

I love when you go on a walking trip. I get to take a mini-vacation through your photos. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Bentobird said...

Thank you Sheri and Heather--so fun to share lovely autumn with you...

KidsDreamWork said...

How much I missed your photo! I have been away for quite a while and these photos definitely made up my day! :)

Bentobird said...

Hello Ai Ping, I'm sooo glad you enjoyed these :)) Have an excellent weekend!