After quickly blogging and changing into our nice dinner outfits, mom and I headed over to Gram’s to meet my Uncle Chris, Aunt Mary Ellen and Cousin Mary Jane plus Uncle Mel and Aunt Betty for dinner in the dining hall of Gram’s building.
But first, cocktail hour. A drink and a toast.
Nothin’ like a Manhattan made by a Kiehne! If you’ve never had a Manhattan, you should try one. But make sure you request it to be “extra sweet with tons of cherry juice” or you will risk wrinkling your nose at strong straight bourbon.
In the dining hall, we started with salads from the salad bar. Pile those veggies high!!
I also got a small cup of Shrimp Bisque upon recommendation
But the recommendation was really for the splash of sherry on top when a fellow resident came over with the bottle telling us the soup was 10 times better with sherry ; )
Definitely made it more delicious!
For dinner I chose a piece of miso glazed fish, which was really really good! Plus spinach and green beans.
Guess who has a birthday tomorrow!!
I think she’s saying “Wheeeee” here!
That or “peaches” : )
The cake was REALLY REALLY GOOD CAKE!!!
High quality icing and cake-part. Hard to find! It was almost like wedding cake!
Happy Birthday Gram!