As many as you know, I just had a birthday and boy was it a great one. Most birthdays I hype up to be such an action-packed fun filled day, and get disappointed when they don't turn out just as expected. Instead I end up spending my special day on the couch watching documentaries on bulimia- no joke, this is how I spent my birthday last year. So, this year I decided to expect nothing special, and just be pleasantly surprised when good things happened. Mr. T and I decided to not to gifts for each other this year, just a card and dinner.
We made reservations at American Grocery, a restaurant I've been wanting to go to for the last year. We arrived for our reservation half an hour early so we stopped in to West End Wine to have a glass of wine (which turned into a bottle) before dinner. We had never been to West End Wine before, but I was highly impressed. Since it's a wine shop, their prices are unbeatable. They have several tables inside where you can sit and enjoy your purchase, and offer complementary Gold Fish- a perfect accompaniment to any Pinot or Cab. They even offer delivery services from several restaurants around the area. GENIUS.
We started off with cocktails, I had the AGR Champagne Cocktail a simple mixture of champagne and St. Germain, two of my favorite things to drink combined. Then for our appetizer we tried the Charcuterie and Cheese Plate.
As for entrees, I filled up too much on gold fish so I opted for a salad. My salad had local duck egg, duck prosciutto, frisée lettuce, blood oranges and was topped with a white balsamic and cumin vinaigrette. It was awesome.
We opted out of dessert and instead walked down the street to meet some friends out for a few more cocktails. A much better way to spend your calories, in my opinion. Overall the day was a complete success, low key and full of great food and drinks. What more could a girl ask for?