Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Vive la France!

Yesterday was Bastille Day. I was lucky enough to live in France about 10 years ago. So I got mes amis together and went to Le Happy. What better way to celebrate the revolution than eating delicious crêpes and enjoying the disco ball. I had the salad crêpe but switched out the gorgonzola for some chèvre. It was, quite possibly, the best crêpe I've ever had. And then I had the strawberry and nutella crêpe too. We all had at least a salé (savory) and a sucré (sweet) crêpe. Afterwards, I was reminded of this saying:
J'ai bien mangé, j'ai bien bu, j'ai la peau du ventre bien tendue (It's better said out loud, it rhymes. Literally: I ate well, I drank well, the skin on my stomach is well-stretched)

Can you tell I'm excited I just learned how to do accents on my keyboard?!


Mrs.French said...

This is one of those Portland spots I am dying to visit...now I want to go even more.

Chelsea said...

Thanks for the idea! It was fun. Now, teach me the accents!

P.S. I am going to try that crepe now.

P.S.S. I just got my haircut and it feels soooo much better!

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Chelsea - I used these instructions for the accents. Can't wait to see the haircut!

Mrs French - I know you have a little one so maybe you don't have many late nights but it's always nice to know a few good places that are open late. Le Happy is open till 2am.

D'Arcy said...

Oui, pour moi, le jour de Bastille toujour me souvien de Paris. Je ne sais pas que tu as habite la, aussi!! C'est super cool. Il etait une fois ou je peux parle francais comme une parisian, mais pas maintenant.

Tant pis.

Je voudrais bien mange ce soir...et je voudrais un peu de brie!

Bon Bastille!!!

Steve, Kristine, Cole & Kade said...

I feel silly that I lived in Portland for 8 years and did not know about any of these restaurants that you always make me want to fly home and eat at. Now I have things to look forward to when we move back home.

Lizzy said...

I'm so happy that I have a friend who knows when Bastille Day is so that we can celebrate it! Crepes are yum.

d.Sharp said...

I love Le Happy! One of my favorite spots. Thanks for the tips on accents for the computer. My husband set up one of the computers on a Canadian setting once [ and didn't tell me} and every time I tried to use something really common {like quotation marks} I would instead have an accent ague.