Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Around Town - Dressing For Dinner At Mélisse

Making up for the snooty Beverly Hills service I received this week
mes enfants invited me to dinner at Santa Monica's finest restaurant
the two Michelin starred Mélisse
where the food is fabulous and the service sublime.

Mélisse Restaurant

Since none of us had ever been there before, we were anxious to try a nice selection of chef Josiah Citrin's famous dishes, so we each ordered the 4 course tasting menu.
I sounds like a lot...but they were tiny servings.
The venison off of the seasonal game menu that my son ordered was probably the most interesting dish, and the duck and lamb were both equally delicious.

We were a little nervous about ordering wine off extensive wine menu, but Sommelier Brian Kalliel helped us choose a nice Côte du Rhone, a 2005 Domaine de Solitude, that complimented the food and (thank god) wasn't too expensive
.....we're gonna save the 1961 Château La Tour for another night...(in my dreams)

The perfect children looking happy and well fed

And, way more important than the food and wine
was the fact that my kids made the effort to dress up
They looked charming and I was so proud!

I wore my usual black suit and south sea pearls
and Miss de Ville, who wore the following vintage jewelry from Beladora
and, looked so adorable.

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Deja Pseu said...


Jill said...

Your children are beautiful. It sounds like all in all, you had a pretty great birthday!

Bonjour Madame said...

Really good vintage jewelry like this makes me weak in the knees. Thanks for the vision!

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