It was my first birthday in the US and with all my family! I am soooo happy! 😆
I had the option to celebrate at home with a group of friends or to go to a nice restaurant and have an intimate dinner with my parents and Star. I opted the later because I wanted to enjoy the moment with my closest ones.
I spent an hour and half showering, brunching my hair and dressing up for the night. It was so relaxing, almost an religious experience! 🙂
I had this black dress with belt for over a year and didn’t have many occasions to wear but I love it, it’s elegant and simple.
My favorite restaurant in DC area is CitiZen (we went there twice before), so when Star asked me where I wanted to go, CitiZen was on my top list. Unfortunately it was closed yesterday (12/25) but their sister restaurant Sou’Wester was opened. I was skeptical at first but when I entered the place, I knew we were going to have a great dining experience.
For 12/24 and 12/25 they had a Family-Style menu
We start with some warm corn bread and biscuit with butter
Four appetizers: Kanagy Farms Smoked Shoat Ham Salad with Focaccia Crostinis
Rappahannock River Oysters Gratine
Celery Rott & Grapefruit Salad
Sou’Wester Hush Puppies with Honey Butter
Roasted Christmas Goose “Three Ways”
Stuffed Neck with Armagnac-Giblets Gravy
Prime Ribeye Roast
and New England Loster Pot Pie
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash and Smoked Bacon
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Braised Collard Greens with Black Eyed Peas
Everything was beyond delicious, Exquisite!!!!!! We were all pretty stuffed by then. But the waiter appeared with a birthday cake
it was so pretty and it was specially dedicated to Star’s little girl, me! 🙂
I made three wishes
Celebrating the birthday at such an amazing place with my loved ones was the BEST! I couldn’t think of anything else! 🙂
It was a carrot cake, and it was soooooo good! We all tried some and took the rest to home.
Because we had four desserts!!!!!!!!!
Brioche pudding with eggnog
chocolate hazelnut cream cake (the best!!!!)
lemon cheesecake (incredibly smooth and fresh!)
lava chocolate cake with green tea ice cream
These are the best selection of desserts I”ve ever had! We all agreed on that! Despite our fullness, I managed to finish 1/2 of everything.
What a wonderful evening! I wish I can celebrate my birthday every year like this, have my parents and my dearest husband with me! 🙂
I have several posts lined up :
– How I spend Christmas Eve and this year’s birthday gift.
– Recent decor projects finished pics
– 2011 recap
Q1: What’s the best of 2011 for you?
Q2: What’s the best food you had so far during the holiday season?