Perfect dinner

Happy birthday season to my wonderful hub! His real birthday is Sunday, but since we will be out and about allllll day, I took him for his special birthday dinner tonight. He chose Smith & Wollensky for his special night, and it was absolutely fabulous. Smith & Wollensky is located in a castle-like building that was built in 1891, and from the outside and inside is spectacular.

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Ready for dinner

Ready for dinner

 

Smith & Wollensky Interior

Smith & Wollensky Interior

We had drinks at the bar before being seated for our reservation. I had a perfect lemon drop cocktail. I really wanted a nice cold drink, and this was it. Sometimes lemon drops taste waaaay too much like vodka, but this had a lovely sugar rim and a lemony, fresh flavor.

Bread and menus

Bread and menus

 When we were seated at our table, they brought a gorgeous rosemary and sea salt bread with butter and menus in old photo frames! It was really neat. I ordered the seared scallops with a chili sauce on the side. We also shared a wedge salad. I love me some blue cheese and iceberg lettuce once in awhile. We also split a half bottle of Calera Pinot Noir. I am loving Pinots lately and really am looking forward to our CA trip. I drank some awesome Pinots in Oregon last summer ( Erath!) and they are definitely my favorite wines.

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Perfect scallops

Perfect scallops

The food was delicious. The lettuce was so crisp and refreshing and the blue cheese was garlicky and homemade. My scallops were perfectly sweet. That is one thing I love about scallops; they don’t need anything at all. Their natural flavor just shines through!

For dessert, they brought a surprise cake for the hub, which we shared, along with some Taylor Fladgate port.

Surprise Birthday dessert

Surprise Birthday dessert

All in all, this was a spectacular experience, from the minute we were greeted until we left. The service was truly impeccable, the food was superior quality, delicious, and perfectly filling, and it was just a great special occasion spot.
I had more posting planned for today on my lunch salad and disappointing Odwalla bar, but I will save that for another day. Smith & Wollensky has restaurants in several cities around the US, and I would absolutely recommend them for a really special dinner.
I am SO excited to celebrate my hub’s birthday this weekend, and I am working from home tomorrow. . . wooohoo! I hope you are all as happy as I am right now! Buenas noches :)

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  1. MarathonVal’s avatar

    Happy bday to Mr. Traveleatlove!

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  2. Maria’s avatar

    Yummy everything looks really good. The bread looks so elegantly made! I adore the naturally sweet flavor of scallops too. Just s&p and you are good to go.

    Mmm lovely cake–what kind was it?

    Happy early birthday to your hubby :)

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  3. Lara (Thinspired)’s avatar

    Looks like a lovely restaurant! Happy (early) Birthday to your hubby! You look so cute in that outfit!

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  4. Kailey’s avatar

    wow I would never know that was a restaurant!! Food looks great :)

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  5. Lynn (The Actors Diet)’s avatar

    how cool! looks like a fun time!

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  6. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Honestly, I could not figure out what the cake was! It was yummy though! It had a nice merengue around it, and had a little bit of spice- maybe a chocolate ginger cake?

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  7. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Thank you! :)

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  8. traveleatlove’s avatar

    He says thank you :) !

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