Vacation in Carmel: Dinner at Andre’s Bouchée

We decided that Monday evening would be our romantic dinner out. At a friend’s recommendation, we made a reservation at Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar.

The dinner was quite delicious, and the service was excellent. I certainly recommend it.

Our main entertainment came from the couple next to us, who were obviously from the NY/NJ area. The woman was a little too friendly, and spent most of the time chatting with the folks at the table on the other side of us. (I think she tried to engage us once or twice, but since we didn’t really reciprocate, I think she probably thought we were a lost cause.) She sounded just like Fran Drescher from “The Nanny”. Also, it was a French restaurant, and she kept saying, “Gracias.”

Toward the end of the meal, I accidentally knocked an empty wine glass to the floor. It made a rather musical sound, but of course shattered all over the ground. The staff were really nice about it.

The couple on the other side of us were much quieter, but I overheard them telling the server that they were from Texas. The couple from the East Coast had already left when the Texan couple got up to leave. The woman made some not unkind comment about my wine glass, and I said, “Well, at least it was a lovely sound.” And she said, “It wasn’t as loud as some people,” gesturing with her eyeballs to the table on the other side of us. How I love catty Texan women!

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