Friday, March 26, 2010

Le Birthday Part Two: Gathering at the Old Mill

Part Two of Le Birthday involved an AMAZING dinner at a restaurant called the Old Mill. This was the PERFECT location for a double birthday celebration (my brother in law's birthday was a few days before mine, so hubster invited him and his wonderful girlfriend to join us)!! I wore my beloved Miss Iris Henderson dress from Able Grable, as well as my favourite vintage 1930s shoes (from Dear Golden Vintage), and my carved celluloid bird bangle, which I find myself wearing ALL the time. As you may be able to read from the exterior plaque, the building was once a grist mill. Apparently in the 18th century there had been a different mill there and in the 19th century another mill (the one you see in the pics) was erected in its place. The interior was all dark woods, old Victorian photographs, and windows allowing us to peer at the waterfall and stream that once powered the mill. The menu was also amazing: this is a restaurant committed to the Local Food Movement (or Earth to Table dining), so pretty much everything we ate was sourced from local farmers and vintners. We all ordered the set three course meal with wine pairings (proceeds of which goes to charity), so it was a pretty decadent evening, but such fun!!! I had the BEST profiterole birthday dessert ever (instead of whipped cream inside the puffs, the chef had put the best chocolate gelato or ice cream I can truly say I've EVER tasted). Today I have a bit of a food hangover, but must try to snap back, as we have ANOTHER dinner to go to tonight. We haven't even started celebrating our anniversary that's in a few weeks. Eeeks.


Old Mill 1


Old Mill 3


Old Mill 2



(Image above by Erik Siebel)



Old mill 9


Old Mill 6



Old Mill 9


Old Mill 10

13 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

Lovely pictures! You look BEAUTIFULLLL! :O)

Carys said...

Wow, that looks so nice!! Such a beautiful location!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Miss Go Lightly said...

What a beautiful birthday girl! Looks like you had a wonderful time dahling! and that location is beautiful!

Pasiphae said...

Wow the place looks amazing! And the food...so yummy! You look lovely in that dress. xxx

Yesterday Girl said...

Mmmm...i'm drooling.x

soulier dans la neige said...

WOW profiterolles, I used to love them before when I could eat diary food :-(
You look beautiful with your new dress, and it looks like such a great peaceful place to be.

Miss Matilda said...

:-) adorable as ever! 2 more frocks on the way to you madame xxx

Miss Rayne said...

Fabulous, thought for a moment you were in Yorkshire, misread Ancaster for Acaster.

Stefanie Valentine said...

You look great in your dress, and you shoes are wonderful. The food sounds so delicious! x

Lesley Ann said...

That looks like one heavenly birthday! I'm so glad you had a wonderful 2! part celebration!

tailleur said...

Glad you had a great b-day LOVE THE SHOES!!!

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

Lovely pictures and a lovely dress!

BaronessVonVintage said...

THANKS very much!!!

Miss Rayne: you just completely proved the notion that Upper Canada was really created to be like a little England. Being from the West of Canada, I am not quite used to such historical buildings (of course, our history is brand new compared to England's!!)