Archive for September 18th, 2006


All the Riches in the Night…

September 18, 2006

The past year has gone by SO quickly….it’s pretty amazing. We celebrated our anniversary in fairly classic style, with dinner at 555. Truly an amazing meal, which my foodie self has memorized, so you can enjoy it through me.

We both had some cocktails to start. S enjoyed a beet/goat cheese salad as her starter, while I had some lobster filled wontons atop a curry fennel cream sauce. Pretty amazing beginnings, eh? For our entrees, S had wild Scottish salmon that was served atop a slice of fried green tomato, served with a bourbon soaked cornbread, and I had peppercorn seared day boat scallops with roasted fennel-potato puree (awesome,) butter glazed pearl onions, and carrots served with this amazing vanilla sauce. We then enjoyed a small cheese plate (if you’re reading the menu, we had the Pau, and a French selection that is not on the online menu,) some after dinner drinks (I’m becoming a HUGE scotch fan) and then some desert – mine came with homemade marshmallows. S had an assortment of chocolates, and we both enjoyed a cup of some of the best coffee, ever.

While pricey, the meal was amazing and the service was very very good, and all wait staff worked well together to create a good experience for everyone there. Highly recommended.

We woke up on Sunday morning to a game of ding-dong-ditch – our wonderful friends J and K had left the Sunday paper and a gift card to DD on our front doorstep. Pretty great.

The rest of the weekend consisted of watching the SeaDogs play (and ultimately, they DID win the Eastern League Championship last night, alas we weren’t there to see it,) and catching up on the second season of Grey’s Anatomy, which we’ve become addicted too. We also shared some year old cake (surprisingly, still pretty wonderful,) with two women who we really really like a lot and want to spend more time with, and their adorable son who is growing like a weed and is, at 18 months, doing chin-ups off of my kitchen table. Amazing stuff.

As for this week? The leaves are starting to change their colors, though the weather here remains very pleasant and warm during the days. Rosh-Hashanah is upon us this weekend and that brings family, friends, and good food!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, and…..S…..Happy Anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been a year (what a year!) since we shared a beautiful evening with our friends and families. It was the best day of my life. Words can’t express how truly wonderful you are, and how happy you make me. XO