I walked in the door Tuesday, Valentine's Day, after work and Sue had blocked off the hallway into the living room with one of the dining room dividers with a sign proclaiming: "Hearts Afire, Patrons Only".
I was ushered into through the kitchen and dining rooms and into the living room. Next to a roaring fire in the fireplace, Sue had positioned our small round deck table and a couple of chairs. On the table were lit candles, flowers, and full place settings.
The hand prepared menu titles read: "Hearts Afire - A Bistro For Lovers Of All Ages" embossed over one of Sue's photographs of a heart shaped rock.
The menu consisted of: Arugula Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette, Beef Tenderloin In a Port Shitake Reduction, Roasted Asparagus With A Lemon Butter Sauce, and Garlic Bread side with wine paring of a 2008 Calcu Merlot from the Colchagua valley region of Chile.