Bon Appetit !

September 7, 2016

Bon Appetit!


Enjoying my little piece of France at Petit Louis Bistro, in my own neighborhood.
September 2, 2016

Date– social or romantic appointment or engagement
as defined by Oxford Dictionaries here.  

Our house, when our four kiddies were younger, was one happy, busy, noisy place! Just thinking of that time brings a smile to this mom’s face.  :o) Now with our youngest taking his last semester of college, things are a bit quieter. With more time available, Dale and I have incorporated a weekly date night. Most times it is nothing fancy, just a nice quiet meal out and some uninterupted conversation. This week, on a whim, Dale and I decided to try something different…


img_9684Our four fun kiddies in a light-hearted photo.

Petit Louis Bistro

The weather was beautiful.  We wanted to dine outside, and we wanted somewhere different from the norm.  We chose Petit Louis Bistro on  Lake Kittamaqundi.
Seated on the patio, we eyed the varied French menu  while being served by an attentive and entertaining waiter who hailed from Martinique! It was a leisurely meal,
an event really, an experience where patrons are encouraged to relax in an unhurried environment, and enjoy the gastronomic pleasures that abound here.

You can view the menu  here.

hors d’œuvre


I enjoyed this delicious SOUPE à L’OIGNON GRATINÉE /Louis’ Famous Onion Soup.



Dale had this appetizer du jour with various goodies.  It was good, too!
Of course, I sampled a little. :o)

The Entree


The QUICHE LORRAINE Lardon, Comté, Salade Verte was wonderful.
The quiche was light and fluffy.


Dale chose the OMELETTE du JOUR with ratatouille filling.
He was very happy with his choice!
It was good.  I sampled this, too!

The Dessert


The Piece de Resistance (the best part of all) was this MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT Valrhona/ Chocolate Mousse, Espresso, Grand Marnier, Chantilly Cream.
This mousse was the best that I have EVER had!
The orange flavor of the Grand Marnier was the perfect compliment.

img_2792Yes, I also snuck a small bite of Dale’s CRÈME BRÛLÉE TahitianVanilla,Caramelized Sugar,Chantilly Cream.  Yum!

Free Printable

This glorious meal inspired me to create this somewhat whimsical printable, perfect for the refrigerator.
I hope that you enjoy it.

Bon Appetit (Good Appetite)!


Click on this to get your copy.

Do you have a planned night out each week with a spouse, family, or friends?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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In an effort to establish a more reliable blog posting schedule, I plan to post every other Wednesday. Think of Wednesday as  I’m Annette days. :o)
Look for my next post on September 21.

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We departed Petit Louis Bistro, after enjoying an unhurried dinner of almost two hours.  :o)
Columbia on the Lake, Maryland

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
Julia Child

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2 Responses to Bon Appetit !

  1. says:

    loved it and think the guy behind Dale was having fun too..


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