Robin’s Birthday rolls around each year at about this tine – actually on the 17th – but we try to party all week. Add that to the wedding festivities last week, and we need to retire! Saturday we are going to a dinner theater to see “Oklahoma!”, which should be fun. Then tonight is the BSU Football game on ESPN and I have to pick up our Indian Creek wine. Monday is Chris’ 21st birthday and I have 6 slabs of ribs and 14 pieces of chicken to smoke and grill. We need to retire!
Last night, we had one of the best dinners we have ever had at Le Café de Paris. It was Robin’s Birthday Dinner. It was awesome. Look at what we had and enjoy the photos: We enjoyed the meal! Cheers! Just one last thing: September at Le Café de Paris will also bring, “September also brings us our wonderful Fresh Shellfish Dinner, where we get the freshest seafood available, and incorporate it in new and interesting ways. For reservations please call 208.336.0889. Farm and Wine Dinner (is being presented 15 September) featuring a four course menu inspired by fresh produce and meats  from Peaceful Belly Farms and Meadowlark Farms with pairings and tastings by a local winery, Three Horse Ranch Vineyards. “

Green Garbanzo Bean Hummus
grilled house panini, balsamic glazed cippolini onions

2010 Three Horse Ranch Rosé
13.2% alc. Went well with the hummus.

Roasted Beet Salad
heirloom tomato vinaigrette, local goat cheese, fresh picked herbs,
served on a bed of crisp kale

2010 Three Horse Ranch Pinot Gris
13.6% alc. The sharpness of the kale was subdued by this wine. The combination was good.

Local Lamb Wellington
lamb loin wrapped in rainbow chard, & house puff pastry, glazed baby carrots,
Zephyr zucchini-mint rice pilaf, local red wine demi-glace

2001 Three Horse Ranch Syrah-Mourvedre
14.5% alc. An awesome combination with the lamb and red wine demi-glace.

Robin’s Special Birthday Dessert. Thank-You Soraya for this surprise!
Dessert Trio
grand marnier-chocolate dipped strawberry, pineapple ground cherry chutney, shortcake, chantilly, and truffle-sel white cheddar

2010 Three Horse Ranch Riesling
13.5% alc. A good selection to go with this awesome dessert.

And then a short , but interesting, visit to the Le Café de Paris bakery, where our friend and neighbor, Ben, showed us around. Thanks, Ben, it was interesting!