Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hubby's birthday at the Cadieux Cafe

I wanted to share a few photos from hubby's birthday. A big group of friends gathered together to celebrate at the Cadieux Cafe in Detroit. It's a family owned Belgian bar and is so much fun! A couple years ago it was even featured on The Travel Channels "Anthony Bordains No Reservations". By the way, if you're ever in the vicinity of, we have some really good restaurants in the area!

We started with dinner, including their specialty - steamed mussels! Oh my, these are aMAZing! Ours were served in a lemon flavored broth, but we also sampled friends garlic flavored bowl. You really can't go wrong either way.

I enjoyed a bottle of Frambois Lambic beer with my dinner. If you have never had Frambois, you don't know what you are missing. It's a sweet, raspberry flavored beer; dark red with a bright pink foam head. Delish, and perfect on a hot summer day. You can also find peach and cherry Lambic, but hands down my favorite is Frambois.

After we listened to some great music and stuffed ourselves fit to burst (and then packed the rest of the mussels to take home) we headed to the side room for the highlight of the evening - a couple hours of Feather Bowling. That's right, Feather Bowling.

It's like Bocci ball, curling, bowling all in one. At each end of the curved clay lanes is a pigeon feather, right in the ground. Then you take wooden "balls" which really look like stones used in Curling, and roll them down the lane. The goal is to get as many of your teams balls on or near the feather as possible. The other team does the same and you try to knock each others balls out of the way as you go.

They might not be asking me to join a league anytime soon, but I held my own enough to help our team stay undefeated for the night! :)

The Cadieux Cafe is the only place in America with a Feather Bowling league. It's really popular, so you have to reserve a lane weeks, even months ahead.

We had such a blast! I just wish it was closer to our house, so we could go more often! Happy birthday to my hubby! :)

By the way, sorry for the dark and blurry photos...I really need to get better at indoor pictures without a flash. Practise, practise, practise!

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