A little afternoon entertainment:
A lot of fun-tainment (Matt bought me wheatgrass décor as a surprise!)
Followed by evening entertainment:
Cocktail hour was conducted tonight by Matt, who put on a blind tasting for the group, including Matt A’s parents (who love beer!)
We sampled matt’s Chocolate Stout against the Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
BOY was it a close call!! Both were excellent and I couldn’t tell them apart. I ultimately chose the Ommegang, but just barely. Matt’s was right up there!
With the same name, we all really agree how much the two Matts are alike. Twins!
New jacket, very old skirt!
And equally aged brie
A little local beer support from Clipper City. I’m really learning to love IPAs!
At 6PM we all headed to the Peppermill for dinner. The FAMOUS Peppermill. You’d think there were no people under the age of 65 allowed in there, but our table of youngins sure had a blast
Including Uncle Mel and Betty. Uncle Mel is 100 years young!
Manhattans must be in the family genes. I think our table ordered about 10 of them!
So delicious. Wouldn’t Pop have loved it.
Buttery rolls were loved on
Bleu cheesy salads were munched
Eventually wine was poured. My one-drink-a-night goal (recently reduced from two) was not followed!
At the Peppermill, you MUST get the crabcake. I’ve learned over the years this is just non-negotiable.
It was as delicious as ever!
With sweet stewed tomatoes on the side
The Peppermill’s truest charm is the desserts. They are amazing in their own way. Larbs, Matt, Candace, Matt and I all split 4 different ones – an Irish Cream cake (below!), cheesecake, bread pudding and banana cream. All were fabulous!
And to top it all off, my aunt sent me home with a batch of her super famous oatmeal cookies!!! Back in early 2009 I slowly froze and ate a whole batch. The recipe is secret, and they are super amazing cookies!
Matt and I are headed home after breakfast tomorrow. I’m so excited for things to calm down again!