Posts Tagged ‘bistro’

Pretending Paris… in Toronto

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

ColettesVDay2016Paris_LoveIn the lovely light of @ColetteToronto , my friends and I celebrated #Valentines Day brunch this weekend.  Undeterred by wind chill weather of -30C, we worked our way through ricotta lemon pancakes and eggs benedict with salmon and avocado followed by pear ginger macarons and pretended we were in Paris!


A Kiss is Just A Kiss…or is it?

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I still remember meeting Monsieur Mystere at the Bistro – he, already sitting with wine in hand and me, dishevelled (and late), arriving with apologies in abundance.

He orders champagne, mais oui!  We share amusing anecdotes and a small plate of pate.  I smile and wonder….

Now it’s time to say “au revoir”,  we are at the street corner.  He faces me, puts his hand on the back of my neck.   He pulls me gently towards him and kisses me lightly.

I feel dizzy.  Is it Paris?  Is it the champagne?  Or could it be …. Monsieur Mystere?

I sigh, thinking, “This is just a sigh but THAT kiss…that kiss is NOT just a kiss!”

Spring brings love and kisses!

The Meeting Place and The Moment of Truth

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Time to check out Mr. Look See #7 and meet for coffee.  By now the neighbourhood barista not only has your tall, non-fat, extra hot, no whip latte already in hand but he also gives you that knowing nod.  He casts a glance upward as he has lost count……is this Mr. Look See #6, #7, or is it #8?

A welcome change from the requisite coffee shops would be a nice bistro, pub, or lounge for a quiet drink and conversation.  You could do without screaming “I have only been divorced 3 times!” over those roaring coffee grinders.     

But regardless of locale, that moment of truth always arrive.  You walk in, look around. Hmmm…could that be him?  He gets up and in those first fleeting moments, you blink and wonder, “OMG, where am I going to meet Mr. Look See #8?”