Thursday, April 01, 2010

Birthday Dinner

The boy and I had a fabulous night out celebrating my birthday. He was very good to me, and gave me some fabulous gifts as well.

We started our evening out with the Macy's Flower Show. Which smelled so good as we walked down the hallway and all of the flowers were SO pretty! The theme this year is "Spring is in the Air" and it certainly is here! Last night it was probably 76 degrees outside as we walked from Macy's to dinner.
For dinner we went to Mission, which was fantastic. A nice cozy half circle booth, a fabulous wine list and such wonderful dinner choices we had a hard time deciding. We started with bacon wrapped scallops, which were to die for, but I think we were a little too hungry and I didn't even snap a photo! For a salad we split (yes, this is half) a tomato, bacon, red onion salad with buttermilk dressing and fresh dill. This is definitely a salad that is going on my next dinner menu! So easy but so light, refreshing and delicious!
We each chose different entrees but we knew that we would both enjoy either of them. I went with the beef tenderloin, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and broccolini, SO good!

The boy went with the "pork" porterhouse, roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans. DELICIOUS! He said he thought he liked his better than mine, but I do think that both dishes were outstanding. I paired my meal with a nice petite syrah, the boy had a pilsner. 

We ended the meal with a recommendation from our waiter, Bill. I was trying to decide between the molten chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet, or the lavender creme brulee. Ultimately I went with the creme brulee as it is always a favorite. This was a really interesting take on it, where they put it into a bowl, surrounded by dried lavender, and then they pour hot water around it to make it more of an aromatherapy experience. It was wonderful!
The boy, along with my wonderful presents that he picked out, also bought me flowers, which I just love!

Our friends M & M, also sent me beautiful flowers yesterday as well, don't you just love the pink and brown basket????
Pictures of presents to come, but the boy did a fabulous job!


Trish {Pink Preppy Lilly Lover} said...

Sounds like an amazing day, Jilly! The flowers both at the Macy's show and from your family are lovely. That dinner sounds absolutely divine! There is nothing like a fabulous steak on your birthday and MMM! broccolini! And to top it off with birthday creme brulee....heavenly!!

Jacky Hackett said...

Beautiful pictures of the flower show, I am inspired to take a lunch time field trip to see our Macy's. Dinner looked fabulous! A great way to spend a birthday.

abby jenkins said...

Happy Birthday Jill!! What a magical way to spend your big day! Many, many happy flower-filled returns!!!