Friday, October 30, 2009

Birthday Celebration

Jed's boss passed away about 2 months ago, but his work wanted to do something special as a tribute to him. What better way to remember someone than to celebrate their birthday. Arno's birthday was yesterday, Jed and I got invited to go to a dinner party with the office team and some of his friends. It was such a fun night!

Most of the time we don't get a really special occasion that allows for dressing up and going out on the town. Jed's work went all out and we got to celebrate at La Caille. It was such an amazing place. Outrageously priced, but amazing.

We started off with drinks, something that if we were paying we rarely do. We had appetizers, Jed got escargot. He actually liked it, always fun to try something new. I went with the Alaskan King Crab cakes. They were delicious, I don't think I realized what I was missing out on. After that we were served salad, Jed got an avocado, crab, and grapefruit. I got the Wilted spinach. Nothing short of fabulous. For our entree's Jed got the fillet minion, and I got the tenderloin tips. It was really good, but I was so full by this point that I decided to save room for dessert and only ate a little bit of it and had the rest put in a to-go box.

Then came the dessert. Oh wow, was it ever good. Jed got Bananas foster, and I got the trio sampler so I could try it all. Truly the way to go. We loved getting to go somewhere that we otherwise would probably never venture. It was truly such a treat. We had a wonderful time, minus our servers outfit. She looked like a 1700's barmaid/wench.

We didn't get out of there until 10:15 and didn't get to the Romig's until 10:45 to pick up the girls. I was exhausted, but when we got there we had such a good time visiting that we stayed until midnight. We got into reminiscing and telling the silliest stories. Due to how late it was, we laughed all the harder. I love unexpected visits and enjoying fine company. We didn't get home until 1 a.m. And after that we all crashed. Sadly, morning came way to early.


  1. You guys look awesome, all decked out =) What a great way to honor his boss. It sounds like an awesome date, and marvelous food. I'm assuming your server was dressed like that for Halloween, or does she scare people with the costume year round? Ahh, that sounded mean. Anyway, side note--if you ever need a babysitter and your parents can't, we love babysitting. Ironically, it makes great date nights for us (which I'm sure will reverse when we actually have kids, but in the meantime, it makes for a great exchange =)

  2. Awe how fun! You look so pretty and what a stunning couple! That is a fun treat. I havent been there since 9th grade, and I do remember it being a neat experience.

  3. I'm definitely serious about babysitting, and dinner sounds great! We'll have to plan. =) My email is can definitely start planning =)

    PS--The coat is from JC Penney, and I got it for super-cheap. (It was on sale for about 60% off as a pre-winter thing. I think they have another big coat sale around new years)

  4. Oh how fun! We went to La Caille when Ryan was on his mission as a family and they didn't burn all the alcohol out of Annie's dessert. ha ha ha! It's a neat place and how fun you got to go, hopefully on someone else's dollar. :) You are looking like a hot mama! love the hair. you can't even tell you are preggers. Time to find out the gender soon right? I am betting a boy. :)

  5. Gosh you guys looked great! Your hair is so pretty like that. Sounds like a FUN night. I never did go to La Caille. I do love me some escargot though. Glad Jed tried it :)