Sunday, May 17, 2009
So what did I do for my birthday?
Well first of all my dear Mother and Father always call me on my birthday and sing Happy Birthday to me, down the line. This ritual is lovely and I always look forward to it.
One can't have a birthday without cake!
I had made a carrot cake with cream cheese and pineapple frosting, the day before so we had morning tea of coffee and cake. I will have to share the Carrot cake recipe, as it is so good, if you like Carrot cake.
The cards and gifts were from my beautiful family and friends - thank you!
Next we went over in the ferry to one of my favourite Restaurants ~ White, which is in the Hilton on Princes Wharf. The food is always great and we had a fun time and were able to watch all the boats and yachts out on the water.
A glass of Moet to toast the birthday!
I had scoffed my entree down which was the delicious scallops, so sorry I forgot to take a photo. This dish was so yummy with Pan seared Northland scallops with cauliflower cream, roasted baby onions, crispy pancetta and vincotto glaze.
Then for my main, I choose the ~
Pan roasted Hawke's Bay lamb loin on apple and potato pave, braised red cabbage, mushroom persillade, lamb glaze ~ yum!
Victoria and I choose this delectable dessert
Marcel's dessert ~ almost too lovely to eat.
My husband choose the cheese.
I had a fabulous birthday and I think it is lovely that one day of the year you do not have to do cooking or housework.
I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend.