I was overserved last night. I take no responsibility for any of my actions last night and I blame the bartender and my so-called friends. It wasn't my fault. Ok, maybe a little bit.
We took a friend out for drinks and dinner for her birthday last night. We met for drinks at Aquavit. (I am compelled to share with you this picture of the urinal at Aquavit which I found doing an internet search for the restaurant. I had no idea that restaurant urinals was the subject of such fascination and I post this in order to squick you out, too. Share the joy.) Aquavit makes its own flavored aquavits -- I particularly liked the lemon/mint one and we had a couple of those. We then went next door to a private club and had a little bourbon. Then upstairs for dinner, where we had two excellent bottles of wine. One of the best things about dining at a private club is that the wines are not marked up like they are in a restaurant. We drank, at about 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of a similar bottle in a restaurant:
Volnay 1er Cru 1996, Caillerets Ancienne CuvÃ©e
Bouchard PÃ¨re & Fils
Vougeot 1er Cru 1996
Les Cras Domaine Bertagna
They were so tasty. And the second bottle was even better than the first.
Then, home late, up early, and back at work where I feel somewhat less than my usual sparkling self.
Note to self: drink more water before going to bed after nights like last night.Posted by Random Penseur at July 2, 2004 11:23 AM