It’s my birthday today! My wonderful boyfriend helped me celebrate early last night by taking me to Brasserie Beck downtown. The food and service were both excellent. They even wrote ‘Happy Birthday’ in exquisitely detailed chocolate sauce script on my dessert plate. And I highly recommend the grilled trout, which came with a tart, salty, yet creamy lemon caper sauce.
But perhaps the most special thing for me was getting to start off the meal with a half dozen oysters on the half shell:
Three Rappahannocks, three Maple Points. The latter, a Pacific specialty, were especially briny and delicious. No need for mignonette sauce, just give me that pure oyster liquor.