Yesterday afternoon I was treated to a wonderful birthday lunch hosted by my friends Andrew and Michael that featured some amazing food. Somehow they managed to fantastically arrange courses that included all my favorite types of cuisine- Middle Eastern, Italian, and French (I think a little hubby bird told them)
Here was the menu:
Chef Michael working hard in the kitchen.
The first course beautifully laid out. Hummus, Grilled eggplant, lamb balls, and a refreshing fatoush salad.
So pretty 🙂
First course plate.
Homemade macaroons. These were melt in your mouth amazing!
My friends John and Ryan brought the best sangria I’ve ever had. I must get this recipe!
Second course was set out- mini pizzas…
…and crispy polenta topped with argula/balsamic reduction.
Drew gets ready to cut the cake!
Cake! Oreo and one had peanut butter in it! Yum!
I went with a small sliver of the Oreo
My hubby brought his piano for some music/singalong.
Downloading lyrics. What did we do without smart phones?
I had a great birthday this year. It reminded me how fortunate I am to have such wonderful people in my life. It’s been a big year and I am so excited for what this next year will bring!