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Oscar Animated Shorts

beckI had enough of Canada winning at the Olympics so we shut off the television and went to see the Oscar nominated animated shorts.  I loved “Room on the Broom.”  A simply adorable movie about a witch and her cat, and dog and bird and frog, and a wicked dragon who wanted to eat her.   We also really enjoyed “Mr Hublot.”  There is no explaining this one.

After the movie we headed to Brasserie Beck for dinner and beer.  This is a good restaurant that serves traditional Belgian food as well as other mostly richer foods that go great with beer.  But the real draw is getting to try the Belgian beer they have on tap.  The chef and owner is Robert Weidmaier, a Belgian, and therefore beer connoisseur.  He always has great beer.

We had skipped lunch so we were making up for it.  We both had frisee salad with a poached egg.  Oh, how we love poached egg in a salad.  Trust me, you have to try it.  Then I had a mushroom stuffed crepe and Matt had a house made bratwurst with spaetzle.  We shared a dish of papparadelle with wild boar ragu.  Yummy.

But the best part was we discovered a new Belgian beer–Gulden Draak. Also here.   It was sublime.  A dark triple, it was great with food, especially the meats and the wild boar ragu.  Fantastic.

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