Thursday, June 26, 2014

outfit of the day(bird): amuse bouche






(this is the face Chris makes after my 5th attempt at taking a cute selfie. I went with it and posted it on Facebook anyway.)
 
dress ~ Asos via b. (a resale shop)
shoes ~ Shoedazzle
rings ~ Forever 21 and vintage, thrifted
clutch ~ vintage, thrifted
headpiece ~ Etsy

Chris and I went to a pretty fancy restaurant for our anniversary last weekend. I can be fancy like the rest of them, but that doesn't mean that I won't feel a little out of place when trying to pick a wine that won't make me look cheap, but also won't require me to take out a second mortgage on the house. We ordered a five-course tasting meal, and every single bite was delicious. And by every single bite, I mean all 10 of them...because a tasting menu is called a tasting menu for a reason.

My favorite bite was the amuse bouche. The waitress told me is was "beets done so many different ways" which means a beet, stuffed with a beet, topped with a thinly sliced fried beet, and drizzled with some beet foam. Because also, a tasting menu isn't complete without some sort of foam.

The worst part about eating at a fancy restaurant is that it's so fancy, Instagramming your food is frowned upon. So sadly I have no pictures, but trust me, it was delicious, and very, very pretty.

xo,
megan bird

28 comments:

  1. Oh I love this outfit, it has a very Roaring Twenties vibe!

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  2. your look stunning. Glad you had a good anniversary

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  3. Oohh, so lovely. Glad you enjoyed the nice meal.

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  4. Ha ha! I personally poo poo the idea of not taking photos even when we are eating at posh places. Then 90% of the time I don't end up using the photos since I don't Instagram. LOL Meanwhile I'm there taking photos and my food is getting cold.

    It is so funny about the tasting menu. Most of the time it is like you wrote...just that...tiny bites and you can even leave hungry after dropping $250. But then every once in a while we come across one that brings out 5 full meals each time. By the end we need a crane to get us out of the seats. Plus but the second course we aren't enjoying the food as much and by the fifth it is kind of making us sick. LOL

    We actually ate at one place in PEI at the chef's table and had an 11 course meal that they made for us. I think we were there for 4 hours. It was crazy! We were SO FULL! We both felt like we wanted to explode. At the end the guys in the kitchen were so amazed at how well we did they offered to make us sandwiches to go! ; ) Never again. That is far too much food.

    I love your 1920's style outfit vibe but the man is killing it a bit with the funny face. He needs more time to practise his expressions like a true blogger.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. That dress is absolutely gorgeous on you! I wish it was still available from Asos because I'd totally buy it! I'm not always into super fancy restaurants...sometimes the food is TOO fancy for me and I just want to eat something normal, ha. And it's the worst when you go out to dinner and you're still hungry!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. You are too cute. I agree, fancy restaurant IG-ing is frowned upon!

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  7. Where did you go? It sounds awesome - though all I can think of is the episode of Friends when Monica is making amuse bouche and has Chandler taste it and he goes "Well it is amuse-ing".

    LOVE the shoes and dress too btw.

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  8. What a gorgeous gorgeous dress! I love it!

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  9. Aw what fun! And I love your dress so much! The beet dish sounds interesting . . . I always wondered what amuse bouche was!

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  10. You look so pretty! I don't think that I have ever been to a fancy-pants restaurant like that. Not instagramming my food would have been hard on me as well!

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  11. That dress is AMAZING! You look so pretty. I've also attempted some selfies with my husband - NOT GOOD!

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  12. You look beautiful! I love that dress, especially with the heels! Beet foam huh? Sounds like an experience! ;)

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  13. That is a GORGEOUS dress, you look amazing in it! I wish I could get my hubby to try out a tasting menu. Not an adventurous palate, I'm afraid.

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  14. Love this, you look so pretty! I've always wanted to go to La Belle Vie but was afraid I'd feel out of place!

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  15. What a fun idea! You look beautiful too.

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  16. Oooh, how pretty you look!!! I adore your outfit! X

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  17. cute dress! love the pink heels. and who says instagramming fancy schmancy food is a no no?? i know i'd have to sneak one it, lol!

    [oomph.]
    $250 Ulta Beauty GIVEAWAY

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  18. Megan,
    I am so glad there are no food photos here! You are looking too stunning! I adore the feminine dress, and the way you wore it like Old Hollywood. The tattoo added some great kick!
    You simply look divine!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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  19. What a romantic outfit, love the light pink dress with hot pink shoes

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  20. You look lovely, Megan! Happy belated anniversary! Glad you enjoyed it! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  21. Happy anniversary!! It sounds like you guys had such a great time! Love your fancy dress, and of course you have some super fun cute shoes to go with it. :)

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  22. The back of that dress is lovely! Happy anniversary!

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  23. I love everything about this outfit! That dress is sheer perfection! So pretty and feminine!
    ~Sara

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  24. That dress is absolutely amazing...So romantic and girly. I am glad you had such a special occasion to wear it to:)
    xo Olivia

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  25. Megan, that dress is GORGEOUS!! You look at least 10 years younger in it. I also love the shoes and clutch and what a cute hairdo, babe!!

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  26. LOL! Amouse bouche sounds yurmy.
    You look like a gorgeous fairy tail princess.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  27. Megan, you look like you are 25 in this photo.....seriously. dawn

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