This weekend was full of celebrations in honor of Steph's birthday! Not only was it a time to celebrate the end of 23, which was a fantastic year, it was a celebration to the start of 24.  Which will clearly be a great year too- I mean, 24 is highly divisible and all.  Plus, the 19th of March (birthday) is also the last day of winter.  After the freezing weather we've had in PA, I'm more than happy to celebrate moving on to spring!

Friday consisted of being treated to a gorgeous dinner made by Chef Paco.  Not only did he manage to find and perfectly prepare tuna, but he also created an eggplant souffle, saffron risotto, parmigiana cream, and white chocolate bavarian mousse with 2 sauces! Wow.  The work he must have put into it was definitely a gift.

S and P

Saturday's fancy dinner party celebration was way crazier (and better documented).  There were new and old fancy dinner friends gathered for food, drink, and fun.

R and his girls

Cocktails and champagne were immediate poured...typical.  Followed shortly by the first of many courses- a classic grilled cheese.

Plated grilled cheese sandwiches
The remains...
The childhood favorite was followed up with an upscale, classy english cucumber sandwich, paired with a Pimp's Cup cocktail.  Perfect!

 There was jamon iberico too, which was clearly loved by all...

There were more delicacies throughout the night, accompanied by- what else- more drinks.  We danced the night away to keep our energy and appetites up!

The redhead twins
And cake! The pastry mistress of the group whipped up a three layer devils food chocolate cake, with layers of cognac-soaked cherries, and a caramel-ganache icing.

No words.

Top of the cake

Chocolate heaven. No doubt.

Overall, a magical and fun night! A great start to 24 to say the least.  The fun isn't over yet though- L's 21st birthday is coming up in just 10 days! Prepare for more insanity.

I believe there is leftover cake in the kitchen calling my name...

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear goodness. Save a piece for me!!!