Spitting a little bit of rain this morning, the first time in 2 weeks. Key West is having a drought so any rain is welcomed. The day continues to be cloudy with threat of rain and finally as we jump in the car to go to the dog park it starts raining. We go anyway and sit under a covered table. Mick and a few other dogs romp around. Mick hasn’t run at this dog park as much as he did in JAX and I wasn’t sure if it was because the weather has gotten warmer or different location/different dogs were the cause. None of the dogs here run as much plus I know Mick misses the pond at our old dog park. Well he was running and romping today in the cooler, wet weather – having a great time.
We went out to dinner tonight at Café Solé a lovely French restaurant that specializes in fish. I had read great reviews about the food. I noticed that I really wanted it to be special and arrived with all kinds of expectations that it would be wonderful and was prepared to be enchanted. Michael is more realistic – wanting a great meal but taking a wait and see attitude. The setting was lovely – covered outdoor seating and attentive wait staff. Our waiter, Trip, was overly enthusiastic about everything, a little over the top for Michael.
I had Portobello mushroom soup that was sublime, Michael had lobster bisque which was very good but not the same with Florida lobster. Michael wants to get back north and gorge on Maine lobster until we can’t eat anymore. Sounds great to me –we haven’t had cold water lobster in years and really miss it. We split a good seafood risotto and both had the hog snapper which is the café specialty and it was wonderful; slightly breaded, flash fried then baked with a lovely sauce. Michael makes a terrific Hog Snapper with Teriyaki that he thinks is even better. I love his dish but since they are so different I’d be hard pressed to choose a winner, both are divine. Desert was a disappointing Bananas Foster – good but not at the level I expected from this restaurant. We agreed it was a 7-8 meal overall. Setting was lovely, fabulous company and good to very good food.