Have you ever had an evening so special that it made you feel like a princess?
Yesterday marked the anniversary of my first date with Mickey Jilton. He is the wonderful gentleman with whom I have been blessed to share the last seven years of my life.
The day began with me surprising him at his office with a dozen red roses which thrilled him and delighted both my staff and his. (Our commercial buildings in the industrial park are in the same block.)
Mickey arrived at my home to take me to dinner looking oh so handsome in red and black. I was wearing a black fitted dress and black heels with a deep fuchsia jacket which wasn't a complementary color for his outfit. We don't dress to match but we try never to wear outfits that clash with each other. I changed to one of the gray and black jackets he gave me for Christmas.
After our wine arrived our server, Kenn, announced that he would be back in a moment. I assumed to take our dinner orders however when he arrived he was carrying a beautifully wrapped package on a silver tray. I peeled away the elegant heavy white paper to reveal a timeless pair of sterling silver hoop earrings. Mickey always finds the best gifts! I will enjoy wearing these with many different looks for years to come and they will always remind me of this magical evening.
Our amuse-bouche for the evening was spectacular! It included croissant, triple cream brie, granny smith apples, black garlic and other tiny bits which resulted in a most amazing combination of flavors in perfect harmony.
An amuse-bouche is a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre. Amuse-bouches are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons, but, when served, are done so for free and according to the chef's selection alone. These, often accompanied by a complementing wine, are served both to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to the art of cuisine.
This is the restaurant's vegetarian entree named after Mickey. Tonight it was especially wonderful and included lots of roasted fresh garlic.
Thank you for sharing in our special evening!