Tutoring season is winding down, until I start up with my summer tutees – I’m very excited about “Math Boot Camp”! I’m creating individualized fun and rigorous math lessons for kids who have some holes in their skills so they can keep up when they advance to the next grade. Anyway, three hours of tutoring today, helping a few high schoolers prep for their last exams.
That’s not the indulgent part. The indulgent part included lunch with my dear friend who I’d missed the meal with last week because of baby sitter snafus. We went to Tartine, and took our time enjoying ham and brie sandwiches on crispy baguettes with fig jam and mustard. Yum.
Then after more tutoring I met another friend at Cure for a fancy cocktail and goat cheese stuffed pancetta wrapped dates and shrimp ceviche. We hadn’t talked in ages and caught up on all kinds of good news.
But wait, there’s more! Then off with my sweetheart to Bar Tonique, at the edge of the French Quarter, for a birthday party and more fancy cocktails – a gimlet made with delicious St. Germain Elderflower liqueur and fresh lime juice, and then a whiskey sour made with real juice and a cherry imported from Italy. Yum!
No, not done yet – we were hungry and decided to head to a French Quarter institution – the Clover Grill. My sweetheart had a burger (made under a hubcap!) and I had eggs and then we split a waffle. Now that’s indulgent! We hadn’t been to the Clover, with its pink tiled walls and saucy waiters, in far too long.
Sadly, I took no photos of the beautiful cocktails, appetizers or any of the food. But I did take some shots of the menu at Clover Grill (“please stop stealing our menus” they say – look for the cute sayings under the food listings) and the neighborhood around the restaurant. On Monday nights the bar across the street projects movies onto the Clover Grill’s wall – tonight was Wedding Crashers.
It all felt mighty indulgent for a Monday night!