Thursday, July 14, 2005

Bon Anniversaire & Joyeux Jour de la Bastille!

Happy Birthday Fred. Aujourd hui est un jour parfait pour un homme Francais d'avait un anniversaire. Aujourd hui c'est le Fete de mon Fred. Un grand bisous a lui, de moi, et beaucoup de feu d'artifice pour tous les Francais en Paris qui celebrater la jour de Bastille aussi! (excusez mon pauvre Francais)
Archive Alert! On this day in 2004 we were in Paris, celebrating Fred's 40th Birthday. Summer lunch in the garden, a quiet dinner and then Parisian Fireworks.

photograph picture of a homemade gruyere gougere straight from the oven
Fred does not like dessert much, so instead of a birthday cake, I made him some gruyere gougere, this morning, for breakfast.

Tonight's celebration plan? Cafe Bastille, of course, where else? That will be followed by the 'soft' opening of a brand new French-run club in SoMa called The Duplex. Fred is in charge of what we do tonight, more than that, I do not know, I'll just follow...

posted in and and and
Bon Anniversaire & Joyeux Jour de la Bastille!


  • At 14/7/05 09:09, Blogger eat stuff said…

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Fred!
    Happy Birthday to you

    Many Happy Returns for your 41st Birthday!

  • At 14/7/05 09:17, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    happy birthday to the luckiest frenchie in san francisco for getting cheese puffs for your birthday breakfast! just kidding, lucky that you share your birthday with bastille day! oh, alright, lucky lucky fred for having such a sensational sam! ;)

    and lucky you, sam, that fred doesn't like desserts. that means you get to eat all his birthday cake!!!!

  • At 14/7/05 10:01, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    OMG, Cheesy Poofs!
    Happy B-day, and Happy Jour de la Bastille.
    (Go see -- I have no idea how to post a photo in a comment)

  • At 14/7/05 10:15, Blogger Joy said…

    Bon anniversaire, monsieur Fred! Je te souhait tous les choses magnifique. Et les gougeres sont tres beau! Mon francais est tres mauvais, aussi, parce que je n'ai pa practique depuis longtemps. Mange-toi beaucoup de gougeres pour moi!

    La putain des restaurants

  • At 14/7/05 10:18, Blogger Joy said…

    oops, I meant "je n'ai pas"...I forgot the "s." :)

  • At 14/7/05 10:32, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Sam, would you mind sharing that recipe? I know Matt would love them.

    And Many Happy Returns of the Day, Fred!

  • At 14/7/05 12:20, Blogger Joycelyn said…

    those look very very very moreish...cheers,j

  • At 14/7/05 12:29, Blogger Ced said…

    The gougeres look beautiful. Happy Fete Nationale and Birthdays all around.

    The only place that I'm aware of, serving gougere in SF is Tartine, but theirs are so bloated they look like tumors. Judging by the scale of the oven rack, yours look perfect.

    Cafe Bastille! You could I not mention it by name in my SFist post! I'm beating myself for it.

  • At 14/7/05 13:05, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said…

    Happy Birthday and they look...GOOOOOOOOOD! Here is some reading:

  • At 14/7/05 14:01, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bon anniversaire à Fred !

  • At 14/7/05 14:42, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said…

    Rookie do you get the cool signature at the bottom of you all posts...rad!

  • At 14/7/05 16:19, Blogger Nic said…

    Bon anniversaire, Fred!

  • At 14/7/05 17:06, Blogger Elvira said…

    Bon anniv' et ça ira, ça ira, ça ira...!

  • At 15/7/05 08:04, Blogger Sam said…

    Thanks everyone for all the comments and good wishes for Fred. Stephanie - I don't think this was the best ever recipe (from the cordon bleu recipe book) for gougere. Last year's was better, but it was in French and from the internet - I will see if Fred can find it again.
    Ced - I hope you are black and blue!
    We had a great time last night and so now I am late for work. Must dash...

  • At 15/7/05 09:29, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Thanks Sam (and Fred). I took German for seven years, and haven't even an elementary understanding of French, so I'll rely on you.


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