Steak Tartare for Him

And oysters for the lady.

When a man falls in love with a woman, their relationship is woven from gossamer threads, to create an intricate tapestry that captures its essence and the need for it. There is a story to be told. Each thread, part of a pattern that becomes a shared memory – intimacy, passion, sorrow, joy, wet kisses, children, family. With time, the weave becomes interspersed with silvery flecks of gray and love takes on the pastel colors of friendship, reliance and understanding.

In these twilight years, before love smolders and the embers die. Choose the time and place well to renew a man’s passion for his woman.

Suggest a neighborhood bistro where candles cast tones as soft as egg yolks. The linen is white and the patio trellis is covered with morning glory, sweet peas and passion flowers. Begin at seven, this is the best time, the restaurant has just started to hum, the prep is done and the cooks and servers are eager to please.

Take time to peruse the menu. Allow your eyes to nibble at the appetizers and savor the main course. When the time has come at last to decide and the waiter waits with pen poised.

Order Steak Tartare for him

Raw and primal, steak tartare resonates with the carnal instinct inherent in all men. A finely diced tenderloin seasoned with worcestershire , salty capers, shallots, Dijon mustard,  olive oil, parsley, a dash of Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Add two raw egg yolks and combine. Garnish with cherry tomatoes, a tiny bundle of frisee and a garlic crostini.

Order 12 fresh and plump raw oysters for her

To the palette, a fresh and plump raw oyster is deliciously sensual with its briny sweetness and salty liquor. On a bed of shaved ice, place 12 oysters on the half shell. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cocktail sauce.

When the meal is done, and the plates are cleared, pay the bill; then take his hand in yours and hurry home. Waste not a minute, life is short, and love, precious.

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