Friday, August 10, 2012

celebrate with us: 60 years

evan's dad turned 60 last month and we wanted to celebrate in a significant and memorable way.  we came up with this idea to hire a personal chef to cook for us in our home so we could take our time, enjoy each other's company and savor an insanely delicious meal with some fantastic wine and champagne pairings.

sixty years is a milestone afterall and dads, i mean really, really good ones, deserve to be celebrated.

i think there are far to few of the good ones in this world.  the ones who lead by example and in time, have sons who grow up to be really great husbands.  of course moms have so much to do with it- but there is something to be said for the really good men who help shape really good men.

so fathers of the world, if you're reading this, the best thing you can do for your sons is to be a great man/husband/friend, so that someday, when your boys settle down, they know what it takes to make a really happy home and be an all around good dude too.

happy 60th birthday to my father-in-law.  one of the really, really good dudes.

wondering what was on the menu?  take a look:

starter: steamed mussels in a green curry sauce

salad: arugula & hericot vert w/ white balsamic vinaigrette

1st course: sliced tenderloin w/ duck confit topped w/ a red wine demi-glace.  served w/ cauliflower mash potatoe & candied carrots

2nd course: pan seared barramundi in a shitake miso broth w/ potatoe noodles & chinese vegetables

dessert: puff pastry stuffed w/ brie, strawberries, & candied walnuts. served w/ four berry couli

in other words, i gained five pounds. 

1 comment:

  1. I could not agree more--your father-in-law has been a mighty good man/husband/friend, all his life. This was a GREAT evening/meal, and I couldn't recommend this idea any more highly for those who want a special dinner where you have such an age range in the mix! Bedtime and baby-sitter are not an issue, and no one has to drive home after the! We love you all to pieces.


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