At the place...with the food...ah, the restaurant, I had something called "Crepes 'Manhatten,'" which was a buckweat crepe (otay!) filled with thinly sliced ribeye, caramelized onions, and garnished with some sort of cheese (dunno what kind) and some little flecks of green herb-ish slurry that was quite tasty. Also came with a little arugula salad in a light vinaigrette with big slices of tomato on top. Had a glass of their house red wine (also tasty, some nice berry notes in it) and decided to have a bit of dessert; Red and Port Wine Poached Pear, served with a little scoop of cherry ice cream and an almond cookie. Definitely a tasty lunch. Pricy too, but the gift certificate covered all of our lunch for two, with money actually coming back to me.
As to the photo, it's of a funky looking tree in front of the restaurant. You can see it here. As a fun fact about Lake Park Bistro, before it was a trendy expensive French restaurant on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan (many years before, in fact) it was the pavillion where my parents had their wedding reception. Weird.
And now, as a definite step down from Lake Park Bistro, I'm making a frozen pizza for dinner.