Bridges is an award-winning restaurant, bistro wine bar, and pub right on the Granville Island Waterfront. We sat on the patio under Bridges famous brilliant yellow umbrellas and had views of the downtown city center and the mountains. Some massive yachts and sailboats were moored right below our feet, nestled under the Burrard Street Bridge.
The food is impressive at Bridges and it took a bit of time to reach our individual decisions. I had the smoked salmon and avocado sandwich that came with a beautiful bunch of seedless red grapes. (I'll let the other two tell you their story.) But dessert was something else! We all had the same thing - berry shortcake. Oh my gosh, was it ever good! Loads of plump and juicy blueberries and blackberries on a slice of shortcake, covered with a generous dollop of whipped cream, topped by a mint leaf.
So the venue was great! But the company was even better. Both ladies are wonderful and looked exactly as I had pictured them. There was no problem with conversation and we jumped from one topic to another. I sure hope Liz enjoys her stay here in BC. Tomorrow they're heading over to Vancouver Island for a few days and then they're heading to the Rockies and Banff.
I'll let jmb post her own photo of us all together if she wants to as she usually prefers to keep a low profile. But here are Liz and me just before we dug into our delightful dessert.
As I had a student coming just after 3pm, I had to leave early. However, I'm sure jmb will tell you more about what she and Liz did with the rest of the afternoon. Suffice it to say that I'm looking forward to seeing Liz again next year (I hope!) at her home town in Wales.