21st anniversary dinner
Written by Angela Yee
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 11:33
This past Friday, Albert and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary!
The funny thing is that we missed our 20th anniversary. We thought this year was our 20th anniversary. But my mom brought it up a few weeks ago that actually it was our 21st, and after doing the math, we realized all along we have been miscounting!
The funny thing is that last year our family took a big trip to Florida — where Albert and I wanted to go for our 20th anniversary. We thought we would just celebrate it a year early and bring the kids along (because our honeymoon had been at Disneyworld). In the end, it turned out we actually did go to Florida for our 20th anniversary!
This year we didn’t do our usual getaway for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Between my low energy/health issues/sleep issues and being exhausted from Breakaway, it just seemed a better idea to have a staycation. I was very content with that decision.
So, to celebrate, we went out for a nice dinner. Albert and I totally love gourmet food, and an anniversary is a good occasion to find a good restaurant to eat at!
We tried out a new one we had never been to before, called Mulvaneys. (Come to think of it, every anniversary we seem to always go to a new restaurant!) We drove to Sacramento and there was a very nice surprise. They had printed a message on our menu! I’m not much of a souvenir type, but I did snap a photo of it.
The brought out a nice surprise — smoked salmon on crostini with tomato. I can’t remember the cheese but it was absolutely delicious.
Albert and I amused ourselves with the cute little salt and pepper bowls. We are easily amused.
The appetizer was sooooo good — hand-pulled mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and some kind of smoked salt or something like that. (I guess I should have kept the menu so I could remember what all was in the things we ate!) I never even knew you could hand pull mozzarella but I think it was the best mozzarella I have ever had! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
The scallops were cooked perfectly. So was the corn with the smoked bacon. Yum!
Then there was a yummy fish with cantaloupe, peanuts, basil and mint. The fish was cooked to perfection too, not overcooked like it is in many other places.
The dessert was frozen grapefruit granitas cheesecake with ginger something or another. There was also a chocolate salted caramel tart. For a nice touch, they wrote a message on our plates.
Both desserts were good but the chocolate tart was our favorite.
It was also interesting that they brought out the bill in a book. People wrote in various places in the book. I don’t know why they do this. Maybe because people can say, “On so-and-so year I wrote in so-and-so book and would like to see my note”? Who knows?
It was a wonderful anniversary celebration. God has been so good to us. Through the 21 years we have seen His blessings over and over, even through the hard times. I am thankful that He brought Albert into my life and that we have grown so much together through the years!
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