Mike celebrated his 32nd bday on Friday! I decided to throw him a welcome to the club party since I have been here for a few months!
I started off by surprising my sweetie with homemade manhattans. I think he liked the surprise and liked that this gift will keep on giving, for a few weeks at least.
We had a few drinks while we waited out the Friday night storms, since we can't leave Finn alone when it's thundering, then headed to one of Mike's favs, the previously blogged about Revolution Brewery
We started with a few beers while we waited for a table. I had a Rosie, a brew that includes hibiscus flowers, and Mike had the Bottoms Up Wit. I really enjoyed mine and the interesting glass it was served in. Next we ordered up an appetizer and tried one of each of the bruchettas below, I did not go for the duck. My fav was the califlower variety.
Bruschetta (4 pieces, choose your own)
-Roasted cauliflower, white bean, arugula, lemon-infused oil
-Duck confit, cremni mushrooms & fontina cheese
-Roasted beet, belgian endive & goat cheese
-Plum tomato, red onion, basil, fresh mozzerella
Before ordering our entrees we got another beer. I was SO excited to see that they had Abita Satsuma, I read about this new brew recently and HAD to try it.
This Abita blend was a Harvest Wit, and um, DELICIOUS. I just kept looking at the bottle, something about the colors just made me happy! or maybe it was my buzz.
For our entrees the bday boy ordered the fish and chips, he splurged on the fat factor being that it was his day. I however, went the opposite route. I think I ordered the healthiest thing on the menu, not on purpose.
Beluga Lentils, Quinoa & Winter Vegetables
Sautéed asparagus, turnip, parsnip, roasted carrot ginger sauce, almonds
My entree was really, really good. I will definetely be going back for this one. I managed to balance out the healthiness by stealing a few of Mike's fries!
After a little debating on whether or not to go have another drink somewhere, I explained to Mike that Club 32 limits alcohol tolerance and intake even further and that it was best for us to go home. I had one more surprise waiting for him...get your minds out of the gutter, it did not require me "slipping into something a little more comfortable" lol!
I stopped at Bleeding Heart Bakery, another previously blogged about joint, and picked up some tasty little cupcakes. I like cupcakes because it eliminates having a giant cake around the house that I will inevitably overindulge in. I picked up the Chocolate Peanut Butter for Mike and the Veruca Salt for me. We ended up splitting these so we could each try both. They were amazing! The chocolate was rich and just the right amount of moistness and the Veruca Salt, well any salty caramel concoction can do no wrong in my book!