On November 29, 2014, I had the extreme pleasure of making dinner for a very fun couple, who were celebrating their 49th Wedding Anniversary. As they sat at the table and watched me cook in their gorgeous kitchen, they told me stories of how they met, how they actually had two anniversary dates, sharing their lives together and making work for that many years. I really enjoyed listening to them, hearing the 60’sXM station in the back-ground, play “their” music and cooking them an unforgettable meal.
The menu was hand-picked by them, starting with fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes with a spicy chipotle sauce. Next I served a baby spinach and strawberry salad tossed with a light strawberry vinaigrette and topped with pecans and blue cheese. The main course of Surf and Turf, a six ounce filet and a six ounce grilled lobster tail, came with portions of garlic mashed potatoes and wild rice, broccoli and cheddar casserole.
One of the couples best memories of their travels, took them to New Orleans, where they tried (for the first time) Bananas Foster. She loved how the pan lit up with the flaming rum. So, as you can guess, that was dessert that night. As I finished up the dishes, I watched her open her gift. She really had so much fun and so did I. Thank you again!