For our anniversary we went to our favorite restaurant on the Boulevard, Le Cottage. On our very first trip there we discovered this place by walking the boulevard and checking out their menu and specials board. We have gone back every trip we've taken. The first time we went we decided to try it out because their specialty was pairing wine with your meal. The sommelier will either give you a wine per course or suggest a bottle of wine for table based on what you order. That sommelier, Stephane, is now the restaurateur. He and his wife took the restaurant over about 15 months ago so we were excited to go back.
It was, as you can see, a FANTASTIC meal! For Mr. Helen's birthday he decided he wanted to go back to a restaurant that we'd not been to since 2011. I hadn't remembered it as a great restaurant (and these fancy meals are not inexpensive) and I tried to get him to pick another place but he insisted. I was delighted to find they had improved considerably at La Villa.
We left there feeling that this restaurant may need to go on our must visit list. It was really a lovely evening and Mr. Helen was happy, which is all I wanted for his birthday.