Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice Easter celebration with your family. We had a very fun and busy weekend! I have a lot to share. Starting with Saturday night. My brother David organized a little surprise party for our Mom's birthday. Her birthday isn't actually til next week, but this way she would not suspect anything. David had told us of a fabulous restaurant that he had been to a few times. He was recently at a retirement party for a good friend of his there. The restaurant has a wine cellar that can be reserved for special occasions. It only seats about 10-12, so this was just to be the boys and I, along with our spouses, and Mom's brother Johnny and his wife Sue, and then on the day of the surprise, my niece Deanna had asked Grandma if she could go to dinner on Saturday night to celebrate their birthdays, as they always celebrate together. So Deanna came along too. My brother David and his wife Glenda picked Mom and Deanna up. Mom thought that they were just going to dinner at Gabbi's. She wasn't aware of the party that was waiting for her down below in the cellar. The restaurant is an upscale Mexican restaurant in the Orange Circle, in the city of Orange. We arrived and were escorted through the kitchen, and down a steep stairway, to the secret gem of a room below. It actually does serve as their wine cellar. When you walk in, the first room you see is where the dining table is set up. It was beautifully set, and awaiting our party.
Before our main course was served, a palate cleansing sorbet of cilantro and cucumber was brought out. I loved this too!! It is in the upper right box of above photo. I chose the grouper, and Greg had the beef. It was divine. Each bite, melted in your mouth! We had our waiter take a group photo of us at the table.
Deanna is a senior in high school, and we weren't sure if she would like this kind of dining or not. But she loved it. And she had a lot of fun. Here she is posing by the cabinet of skulls, in her dress with skulls.
I think the only dish I didn't get a photo of was dessert. I must have been so excited to eat it, that I forgot. It was superb! Here is the menu.
Come on back tomorrow for BIG news!!!