Tuesday, April 14, 2009

29th Anniversary Dinner

Yesterday was my 29th anniversary! Wow, that's a pretty impressive number. To celebrate, my wife and I went to the same restaurant we visited for her birthday last year (yesterday's visit was her idea).

The restaurant, Bijoux, is spectacularly good and stunningly expensive. But, you only get one 29th anniversary, so we put on the dog in a big way. Here's what we ate:

Complementary demitasse cup of corn chowder to whet the appetite
Pan seared prawn as the starter
Pan seared scallops with spicy polenta as the entre
Duo of bleau cheese (an exceptionally wonderful Maytag and another one...don't recall what)

My Favorite Wife
Complementary demitasse cup of corn chowder to whet the appetite
Parsnip soup with red beet gelée and Spanish olive oil as the starter
Roasted salmon with a delicious sauce and some interesting, if odd, foams
Dessert...which utterly escapes me as I write this

We bought a bottle of 2006 Château de Parenchère Sauvignon Blanc to go with the meal, a very rare treat for us (we usually do wine by the glass if we have any at all with a restaurant meal).

The restaurant also gives diners little delights like palette cleansers (like blood orange gelato and a smooth, light colored gelato that was fabulous though I don't know what it was.

The finished off the dinner with a couple of glasses of champagne in celebration of our anniversary, and then a plate full of seven tiny dessert snacks.

The meal cost a small fortune, but it was worth every penny, just like our marriage.


YourFireAnt said...

It sounds wonderful. Happy anniversary, and many more!


Me, You, or Ellie said...

WOW. I am impressed out of my head. The food sounds absolutely divine, and what a great occasion to celebrate!


isabelita said...

Hey, congratulations! 29 years is a good haul. Me and Mr. P. will fete 35 years in June.