Last night we ate a pre-anniversary dinner at Rover’s. We opted for their ‘Twist on a Classic’ prix fixe, which was delicious and excellent–stunning, in fact–value.
Grilled Asparagus, Pickled Red Onion and Carrot with Champagne Mousseline
Cascade Morel and Artisanal Bacon Soup with Fried Garlic Brioche
Rabbit “Á la Moutarde”, Fingerling Potato Rissolée, Fennel Confit and Radish Salad
Dark Chocolate Pot De Crème, Coffee Gelée and Orange Madeleine
We also went for the wine pairings: a different glass with each course. In addition, and just because we could, we had a glass of Taittinger to start (it was our wedding champagne, long long ago) and, afterwards, Armagnac and espresso (for me) and Cognac and latte (for Kelley). A lovely evening, with some reminiscences but more looking into the future (and some dreamy hand-holding). The chef put the pot de creme on a long plate, and used a brush to paint a chocolate shooting star with little tiny orange-something or other dots like stars beneath it and ‘Happy Anniversary’ written in chocolate. I’ve never eaten the heavens before.
I’m still feeling pleasantly mellow.
Our anniversary (our 21st) isn’t until next week, but next week is stuffed with Things To Do, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate now. 21 is a big number. I’m happy to celebrate as many times as we can. Though none of them will be quite like last year’s shindig (that’s the photo above: the table waiting for our guests…)
Life is good.
7 thoughts on “dinner dinner, yum yum”
21! Man, your marriage is old enough to drink! I'm at 1. How long did you guys know each other / were an item prior to getting hitched?
Indeed, life is good! Congrats on the anniversary, and everything else :)
Pre-congratulations on the anniversary! Definitely sounds like yummy food.
mordicai, we have 3 main anniversaries:
– when we met (26 June, 1988), which is the same day we fell in love–tho' lots of people don't believe that
– when we actually started living together (11 December 1989) in Duluth, Georgia
– when we got married in our back garden before family and friends (4 September 1993)
Our relationship will be old enough to drink next week. Our cohabitation is old enough to vote but has to wait just a little while to drink. Our marriage will soon be old enough to have sex :)
I read about how you were at the writer's workshop and thought you were the only lesbian there….Kelly arriving on crutches….then it jumped to you staying in her room and how you were smitten with her. Nosy parker here would like to know what she thought of you the first time she saw you, heard you speak, etc. I'm sure there was conversation(s) and working something out BEFORE you followed the lady on her crutches into her bedroom? *grins* Or maybe not.
Your relationship is beautiful. *raises a glass*
You should ask Kelley. Or you could read our essay, “As We Mean to Go On,” which offers a few clues.
I read the essay *dabs eyes with hanky* and it was so very beautiful.
P.S. Stop hurting the furniture.
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