Thanks for all the well wishes this morning everyone!! We had a wonderful lunch – complete with wine and dessert. We had to make up for the fact that I have a Chem test tonight
I wasn’t totally craving the wine and almost talked myself out of it, but since we were in wine country this time last year, I felt obligated to order a California wine: 2007 Country Line Rose from the Alexander Valley. It was excellent! Dry and crisp like a Sauvignon Blanc but with a fuller-bodied finish like a light Pinot Noir. I’m glad I got some after all 🙂
I knew I wanted the salmon salad I ordered last time. It was the best salmon ever because this restaurant know how to cook it rare. I asked the server if I could order some bread to go with it (since I knew the salad was a little small other than the salmon) but he reminded me they brought out complimentary crackers, so I dug in. Alongside was some kalamata olive butter. Mmm! I had a bit of that too.
When we finished our 3 crackers, the server brought us a stack more (remembering my request). Sweet!! I had about 5 whole crackers total, plus my breadstick and a little olive butter. They were seeded and delicious. It’s doubtful they were whole grain, but they tasted filling with all the toppings.
The delicious salad!! Just as good this time. It comes with salmon “bacon” on top too – which is cured salmon (like smoked) and kind of dry like crumbled bacon. Also asparagus and an oil/vinegar dressing, which I only had a small amount of. The salmon was rare and perfect again!
My spouse ordered shrimp and grits, which were good, but too buttery and too small a portion!
Enjoying the lunch in the big city –
What’s a wedding anniversary without cake!? Even if it isn’t from a freezer. We walked a block to Dean & Deluca to see what they had in stock and found this Raspberry-Vanilla Cake. We had to get it because it was our cake’s flavors! Although it was really nothing like our wedding cake. The cake part and raspberry were delicious, but the icing was horrible. We decided it was probably crisco-based. Ewwww. As an icing lover, I could barely eat it, so that’s saying something about how bad it was!
I ate about 30% of this slice. I tried to eat slowly so he would out-eat me. One of the things I love most about him is that he enjoys cake as much as I do 😉
After a long lightrail ride, I’m home, packed my dinner, studied chemistry and am headed back near uptown for a study session before our first Chem test tonight 👿 Hopefully that means I’ll be home a little early!