Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September's Dinner: The Gage

We went to The Gage on Michigan Avenue for September’s dinner. It was a lovely fall evening, so I walked to the restaurant.

There were just five of us this month: me, Aimee, Jodi, Nancy, and Susan. I swear, Nancy is a trooper for driving in every month from the suburbs. I’m so glad she makes the trek.

I have passed The Gage many, many times before and have never gone inside. It is so much bigger than I expected. It was pretty crowded too. I like to see a place thriving on a Thursday night downtown.  But now that I think about it (and cousin Mike reminded me) the place was a bit too loud and made holding a conversation at the table a bit difficult.

I think all of us ordered a fish dish except for Aimee; she ordered the chicken.  Three people ordered the pumpkin soup as an appetizer and raved about it.  My fish was tasty and I am pretty sure everyone else enjoyed their meals.  I really wish I was a better writer, that way I could really describe the food and the flavors in details with fancy ‘foody’ words.  But, alas, I’m accountant and the best I can do is say:  it was YUMMY!

We ordered 4 of the 5 desserts on the menu.  I think that is the way to go from now on.  That way, we can pass the plates around and everyone can get a taste of the sweets.  Although, this dinner club knows me pretty well, and if I can get a good chocolate dessert, I am like a three-year-old who hasn’t learned how to share.  The girls know to keep away from me and my chocolate and that there is no chance in hell I’ll be sharing my chocolate.  (although I have been trying to change my stingy ways…..)

This restaurant was a little pricier than those we have gone to in the past, and with the cost of parking, I think it may have been one of the pricier evenings we’ve had.  Good thing I was able to walk there and back.  
All I can say is that I am so happy to be part of this little group.  It is something to look forward to every month and it is a special treat to have a nice dinner with friends. 

1 comment:

  1. That is how I am with chocolate too! And Jon! And it is genetic because it is how the kids are.

    I don't even want to go to Chocoholics Anonymous!