July 25, 2013 – Dinner at Bridges, Danville, CA

It is good to be home again. The weather is pretty warm but the upside to warmer temperatures during the day means that dining outdoors in the evening is a possibility. How many times have we been bundled up at the park or on Fourth of July due to radiational cooling!!!

We meet our very good friends Karen and George for a pleasant evening of dining and listening to live music at Bridges in Danville. George follows the calendar of Ken Cooper, a local singer/guitarist, who plays soft rock covers from the 70’s. Ken is playing tonight at Bridges so we are gently entertained while having a lovely dinner. Of course that means we are with an older demographic but I think we have all come to terms with our place in society. After all Mick Jagger turned 70 this week and Paul McCartney is 71. (How did this happen!!!?)

As usual I only have food pictures. George, John and I order Mexican prawns with a Thai red curry~coconut milk sauce, a crispy noodle cake and garnished with cremini mushrooms, mint and toasted peanuts. It is very good. I especially like the crispy noodle cake.

Mexican shrimp with Thai red curry coconut milk sauce and crispy noodle cake
Mexican shrimp with Thai red curry coconut milk sauce and crispy noodle cake

Karen who is more of a straight forward meat and potatoes kind of person orders a pan roasted pork chop with a blueberry goat cheese chutney accompanied by charred green beans and mashed potatoes. There is ample gravy on the plate as well. The whole presentation is a little Flintstone like.

Pork chop with mashed potatoes and gravy
Pork chop with mashed potatoes and gravy

What a great welcome home!

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