Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Bastille Day! (Plus Doggie Dining Take 6 Madame Claude's in Jersey City)

We are really more of an Anglophile bunch as is befitting the family of the world's cutest English Bulldog (as proven by his baby picture below):

See the cutest English Bulldog ever!

Even so whats not to love about France great food, great fashion, great culture all around. Plus Tubby does have this shirt:

Its a little hard to read but it says: "I'm Not French But I Kiss That Way" and boy is is it true!

Anyway even though we live in New Jersey miles from France, and even though mom and dad will never get to go to Paris (too many vet bills, and they wouldn't want to leave us behind anyway) we are all lucky that there are some nice french restaurants in the area.  A few weeks ago mom and dad took Ping too one for of them for breakfast: Madame Claude's.  Here are some pictures of Ping with mom at the restaurant:

The food was very yummy.  Mom had a crepe with lamb sausage and cream fraiche

and dad had eggs benedict.

Ping enjoyed tasting the lamb sausage and the ham from the benedict, but she wasn't too crazy about the mesclun salad:


more ham and sausage please!

Since we can't all fit at Madame Claude's mom decided to make us a special Beef Buorginon (minus the Bourginon since we can't have wine) kibble topper for dinner.   Here is the recipe:

Beef Bourginon Kibble Topper


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1b ground beef
  • 1 zucchini chopped or sliced
  • 1 28 oz can whole plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
Heat the olive oil in  a large pot over medium heat.  Add the ground beef and stir until it is browned.  Add the zucchini and stir and cook for about 2 minutes.  Add the plum tomatoes, broth, and broccoli and stir well.  Cook the stew for about 30 minutes, cool and use as a kibble topper. Bon Appetit!


  1. You guys are always doing cool stuff! I love anything that involves food so I would love to go to breakfast somewhere. Maybe Momma will take me to breakfast one day but since she doesn't eat food I like I guess I will have to get Daddy to take me.

    Happy Bastille Day!


  2. Mmmmm that Eggs Benedict looked yummy! Hope you enjoyed yours Ping!!!!

    The Girls

  3. Happy (belated) Bastille Day to you, too! It's wonderful that the pooches could also join in the fun!

    I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger award. Stop by to pick it up!

  4. That is very nice of you thanks

  5. Cute pups and yummy food - can't beat that!