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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

No Nose In the Air

This tower of wine glasses decorates (and functions) at the Nose Wine Cellar, where I was treated to a glass of prosecco and hors d'oeuvres after Saturday's poetry reading at Vroman's.

Doesn't that sound downright snobbish? Squinch up your nose and say it out loud: "a glahss of prossickoo and oh dewves ahfter the pewetry reeding. Dahling."

That has nothing to do with the Nose, which isn't snobby at all. It's a nice place to eat and have a glass of wine (or a tower of glasses of wine). I didn't get to stay very long, but after a bite of cheese I regretted that.

The Nose is at 696 Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena inside Arcade Lane, a sweet little arcade of shops and dining spots. Worth a look, and there's parking behind (enter on Green Street).

29 comments:

Havisham Patrizzi said...

A glash of proshecko...

Petrea said...

Ah yes, I stand corrected. In some cases that would be two glasses of proshecko.

Eleonora said...

Make that three...

Kat said...

After three glasses it just becomes "ssshecco!". I can say that from experience.

Thanks for the heads up about this spot. It looks lovely. And we'll have to sneak by boor a taste. Or two...

Desiree said...

Great shot! I would say, however, the service at this place hovers between comedy and tragedy--

Linda Dove said...

Thanks, again, for coming! And Dez is right about the service--Whoa, Nelly.

Petrea said...

Really? I left too early. But "whoa, Nelly" is one of my favorite expressions.

J+P said...

Everything goes downhill when you leave, sweetie.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and great shot !! Enjoyed this post !!

mark said...

Pour me a glass please. I usually drink reds but I will give this a try. Should go good with a triple cream brie.

Sarah said...

We do not have any wine store here in Iran. It is fully forbidden to drink or sell wine since Iran is a Islamic country and drinking wine is a big sin in Islam but I know many people who drink. So it is exactly true that people tend to do all forbidden things!!!
BTW, I am drawing your card and will mail it by the next 2-3 days ;)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

The company was great. Linda rules supreme among poets and who can look down their nose at grilled cheese?

I'm never hard on servers having been one. The last in a series of waitress jobs was at Little Joes on Broadway. They fired me. Said I was more roadhouse material. So true

TheChieftess said...

You know all the fun places!!!

Cafe Observer said...

If ewe actcidentally drink two too many 2 glasses of wine, bcoming a Wino, there's a reason why the Coffee Tree is strategically placed next door for caffeine to water down some of the alcohol.

It just mite keep your nose off the floor.

Petrea said...

I know you don't like smileys, but smiley to you, sweetie.

Thank you, Unseen!

It's bubbly like champagne, Mark.

It was true here during Prohibition too, Sarah. People will find a way, I guess. I look forward to your card. I have an idea for something for you. It will take a few more weeks.

PA, I think an establishment's prices allow you a certain expectation when it comes to service. I was a terrible waitress and that's all I'm sayin'.

Chieftess, I'm learning as I go.

A good idea for the next installment in the Quest, Cafe.

Anonymous said...

And they have a parking lot from Green St. ....fascinating....then you only need a coop.

Shanna said...

PasAdj is right. The company was great! Jim and I both had such a really wonderful time. This is how life should be. A big Thank You to Linda and her husband.

Linda Dove's poetry is so visual. Of course I love it. I'm reading her book one poem at a time.

Petrea said...

Parking is behind the place on Green as you say, Anon, kind of at the corner of Green and El Molino. Very convenient.

Shanna, I like to take a book of poetry and sit outside on a warm day. I'll have iced tea and strawberries, and take time to savor the poems. I like your description of Linda's poetry. Visual indeed, that's a good word.

Amy said...

I think I start calling it proshecko after the third or so glash without having any idea that I'm doing so. I approve of any place that is brave enough to put glasses in those precarious positions with alcohol around. Of course, some folks (like me) don't need the alcohol to be a danger to breakables.

Sounds like a lovely place and an delightful evening.

Virginia said...

BRING ON THE PROSECCO SISTAH! It ain't French but I do love me some Italian bubbly.:)
V

J+P said...

I know nothing about poetry (I was an avionics major). Do you think she wrote it one poem at a time?

Petrea said...

Oh gosh, let's not be breaking things. Let's bring on the prosseco/prosecco/prosheekoo, one glass at a time.

J, since avionics is a portmanteau word, meaning more than one word at a time, and since Linda is a fine poet, I don't doubt that she can write more than one poem at a time if she wants to.

Logic.

altadenahiker said...

Thought I commented here, but maybe it was at Restless Chef, who had a Linda appreciation post. Linda's book is wonderful with red, white, or sparkling wine. Single malted scotch too, I dare say. Or neat.

Now about your independent film spoofing Phyllis Schlafly. We must find a way to transfer to dvd and then youtube.

WV: Sisssis. We're not.

Tash said...

Hee-hee...nawt et oel snobbish. (you write that soo well, I cannot even come close). Great photo!

Petrea said...

Hiker I know someone who can make the transfer for me. I just have to dig the thing out of the garage. We can have a film fest and do a double-bill with 101 Dalmatians.

Ew Tahsh, thenk yew, deah.

altadenahiker said...

That sounds great!

Margaret said...

Is it too late to fill up?

Ms M said...

Love this photo! :) I'm guessing the wine was excellent, too?

Petrea said...

The wine was excellent; I didn't stay long enough to eat much but they have a variety of fancy grilled cheese sandwiches on the menu.

Margaret, it is never too late to fill up on good food and wine.