Good Day Everyone…Next Sunday, August 3, 2008 Priscilla and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Wow, how did that happen? Forty years really zipped by. I married a saint. I moved her around the world 11 times before settling down in Orlando fifteen years ago. We have lived in Washington DC, Chicago, New York, Tarrytown, NY, Los Angles, Lancaster, PA., Philadelphia, Rockville, MD., Springfield MA., Paris, Orlando. We enjoyed every city we lived in.
We are heading to our favorite restaurant, Coq au Vin, this Saturday night. The owner is Louis and Magdalena Perrotte. What a great job they have done for the last 25+ years. They do such a great job that I am sure the so called recession is not affecting their business very much, if at all.
The location of the restaurant is over on Orange Avenue and not in one of the fancy malls that seem to attract all of the chain restaurants. I have never been there when Louis and Magdalena have not taken the time to come by our table to check on us, even though the place is jam packed and he is keeping the kitchen humming while Magdalena makes sure that their guests all receive a warm welcome.
The menu is simple French food. You can take your own wine for a $15.00 *cork-age fee per bottle. Louis even introduced half portion entrées a few years ago. His prices are reasonable therefore creating excellent value.
If you want to see excellence in action and how two people can create in my opinion the best restaurant in town, then go to Coq au Vin, then go back to your organization and think about how you can move from good to great or even great to greater.
Have a good weekend everyone….Lee
*Cork-age: a fee charged to patrons for bringing in their own wine, Origin 1830-1840