One never knows when one will see a memory from home. While we were still in Palm Beach my Bride decided that she wanted some ice cream and we had saw a shop after we had crossed the causeway bridge to get onto the island. It was a nice stroll from the Breakers and we were walking by some shops.
The aroma from this restaurant near where the ice cream shop was so enticing that we decided to have lunch. All of the tables outside were taken so we went indoors to dine. The restaurant was Chuck & Harold’s and they were very busy. We sat down and looked at the menu and decided that a light lunch was in order. We selected some fresh fish of the day and decided on a Pine Ridge Dijon Clones Chardonnay 2000 to accompany our meal. The wine was very pleasant with a buttery finish and went well with our fish and we were enjoying the time.
Jokingly we were discussing how we had been to some other restaurants in our trips and noticed how some of the restaurants were parts of a chain, with no real immediate logo branding. After dinner, I stepped away to look for some matches for our collection, looked at the match box and chuckled and then saw a huge photograph on a wall, that made me think of home. When I got back to the table, my Bride was smiling as well. The bill for the dinner had arrived and when she looked at the invoice she had made the same discovery that I had. This restaurant was part of the Chuck Muer group from back in Michigan. I don’t know if it was the moment, but we found this restaurant to be much finer than any of our local ones and we laughed to our inside joke as we were leaving. We were so sated from the meal that we passed on the ice cream that had brought us there in the first place.