Dinner with mom @ Pierre Victoire

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Since coming back to the UK 4 years back we’ve had one go-to French restaurant – Savoire Faire, on the edge of Soho near the British Museum. This past Friday I figured we should try a new place, and found Pierre Victoire, which is ranked 522 of London restaurants but #2 in Northern London for French restaurants.

Which is #1? Of course, it is Savoire Faire!

We were getting together to celebrate Karen’s birthday, so mom, Karen, me and Su. We gave Karen some cosmetics stuff from Neal’s Yard. We had a good chat about mom’s adventures in the day – riding buses all around London which she loves to do. She had strong London bus kung fu. She rode down to Kensington and back just to be sitting somewhere. She went into a hotel just before dinner and got herself a free Prosecco!

Dinner was very nice. I had a very tender and garlicky 8oz steak with pommes frites, chased by an individually baked sticky toffee pudding, savored alongside a full-bodied Merlot. Very reasonable pre-theatre pricing. Home by 10pm.

We chatted about family in Kentucky – Granny who just turned 92 but still does her gardening and drives herself around, Uncle Bobby who is still working at his bike shop but may some day hand it over to his younger daughter Emma, who is now heavily into trail riding after injury prevented her swimming career taking her to the Olympics. Cousin Boone is getting married into a wealthy family and they’ve rented a museum in Louisville for the engagement party.

A real nice time. We see them again in a week at mom and Karen’ s place for Su’s birthday dinner, where we will get to meet Colin and Connie, their new rescue cats – both Persian longhairs who look gorgeous and sweet!

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