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Monday, November 14, 2011

A Celebration & Crème Brulee

Today, the 14th of November,  my husband & I celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary.  We love to re-count the story of our dinner the night before our ceremony.
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Being that I love all things French, we  found a French restaurant named La Boucane in Napa Valley and had made reservations for the evening.  It was a small, quaint restaurant situated in an old house.
The chef, whose name was Jacques, came to our table toward the end of the meal to see how we liked our food.  We exchanged pleasantries with him, and to this day, we both remember the conversation and advice that he gave us. 
We told him we were getting married the next day and he told us that he too was  on his second marriage.  He proclaimed in his most wonderful French accent and squeezing his fingers near his mouth said, “I luv looveerss!  Never go to bed mad at each other.”
He then proceeded to tell us, after we ordered the crème brulee, that Americans don’t make it correctly using a kitchen torch.  He said in France a crème brulee never sees a torch, but is carmelized properly under a broiler!  We have never forgotten what he said. 
11-11-2010 08;57;46PM
As Thanksgiving approaches, we are still thankful for each other and for wonderful memories such as these. It’s wonderful to be in love.
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Eleven years ago today!
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P.S. I received Gin Fizz parfum, the signature fragrance of Lubin of Paris (and created for Princess Grace) and a floral scroll engraved twin locket set by Monica Rich Kosann. What a great man I have!



Elegant Economies said...

Hi Kim, Happy Anniversary! Thanks for dropping by my place and following me. Followed you back.
Audrey at eleganteconomies.blogspot.com

time worn interiors said...

Happy Anniversary Kim!

Thanks for the e-mail!

I also have things that came from Shawns shop! I love, love, love her shop!

I also have a few French things that I sell from time to time!


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary...what a lovely story...
you both look so happy..
sounds like a fabulous French restaurant too..

Barb said...

Happy Anniversary Kim. What a beautiful blog you have AND what a lovely couple you are. I am taking a break while I work on your order.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy Anniversary, Kim! I am so happy that you followed me; so that I could follow you back! I do not want to miss one more post, from your beautiful blog!! I am thoroughly enjoying my visit here! Many blessings to you!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy aniversary! Love the chef's culinary and marital advice! Happy week!...hugs..Debbie

Gen said...

A toast to two of the nicest people I have the privilege of knowing and calling friend: Kim and Tim. Happy 11th and many, many more!

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward in the same direction."

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"May the two of you always share the journey together and continue building your lives with the same shared vision that has brought you this far. All our best... Gen and Mike.

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