A week ago from today was just one of those days you never want to end. You know, the type that transport you away from whatever is currently on your plate in life and you just get lost in the moments that make up one big happy day. Those days are few and far between, are they not? But when they happen – sometimes unexpectedly – they’re the kind of days that feel life-giving and feed our souls.
As a belated Christmas gift, my mom and I took my sister-in-law to see the musical ‘Wicked‘. Many may know this, but many may not: my life dream since I was a little girl until my early 20’s was to be on Broadway. Life unfolded a bit differently, but you can imagine that with that passion of my past, seeing live theatre is a total nerding out experience for me. The show was spectacular (my second time seeing it) and I was on the verge of tears nearly the entire 3+ hours simply because I loved and missed it so much.
One would think the magic of the day would stop at that, but prior to the show, we lunched. Through some exploring of the internet and a recommendation from Ashley, I discovered Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar – just a few blocks down from the San Francisco Orpheum Theatre. It. Was. Amazing. The ambiance, service, and entire dining experience was wonderful. You simply feel transported to the streets of Paris. Dreamy.
Our entrées selected (with an order of pomme frites for the table, of course) were the Frisee aux Lardons, Parisian Gnocchi, and Coq au Vin. All three of us ate every bite. For desert, we shared the Chocolate Pot de Créme, Flambe Citrus Crepes (and yes, they lit them on fire!), and Profiteroles. All paired with a cappuccino. Oh my word. Soooo delish.
I highly recommend this spot in the city. It’s just a few blocks down from the Civic Center/UN BART stop and right next door to Twitter headquarters. Though I’m not a true city girl and can honestly admit I don’t make it in nearly as much as my 20 minute commute would imply, this spot is worth the trip.
What a gift this day was! A reminder that live-giving moments and days should always be cherished and never taken for granted.