Monday, February 7, 2011

Parish, Manhattan and list on a napkin

- A lovely evening spent at a stylish restaurant with good friends. The mirror was garnished with dried magnolia leaves. We had some of those Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs. Yum.

- And there was a drink I had never tried before - a Manhattan. A very stylish drink.

- It was a birthday dinner and as you can see, I loved it. :)


desk49 said...
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desk49 said...

You’re driving me mad for
How will, this poem I engage
of a mirror, of magnolia leaves
and Smoked, Deviled Trout eggs

Your giving me fits
with my silly little rimes
about Manhattan drinks
Not sprinkling bottles of wine

Someone’s birthday dinner
but whose, you never told me
and you said you loved it from
the pictures, we got to see

Granny Annie said...

Your post causes these questions to spring to mind: 1.) How long do you boil a trout egg before making into deviled eggs? 2.) What is in a Manhattan? 3.) Were you celebrating alone so you had to write yourself notes?

JK:) What a fantastic, elegant and deserved event for your celebration.

Fireblossom said...

Smiley faces on napkins are always a good sign. ;-)

LL Cool Joe said...

Granny Annie's questions cracked me up! :D

I think I've actually had a Manhattan. Glad you had a great weekend Lynn!

Lynn said...

Ellis -

The clue was in the napkin - it was a birthday dinner for me. :) Sorry to drive you mad! Oh my!

Granny Annie -

lol at the boiling trout egg. :) A Manhattan consists of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. And I was with two good friends. One of them was making the list of things she was supposed to email me about and I wrote how much I loved the dinner at the bottom.

FB -

You know I am the queen of smiley faces. :)

Joe -

I'm still kind of partial to a glass of red wine during cocktail hour, but this was fun for a change.

TALON said...

I love the look of the restaurant - perfect for a leisurely and lovely birthday celebration! I'm glad you enjoyed it, Lynn. Hope your entire day was fabulous!

I love trout and deviled eggs - so that would be a winning combinatin for me :)

Louvregirl said...


Mama Zen said...

Wait a minute! Birthday? Did we miss your birthday, Lynn!

Happy Birthday!

Lance said...

Birthday dinners...yum...and FUN!!!

Happy Birthday Lynn!

Lynn said...

Talon -

There was a market area downstairs and I bought a bacon and cheese croissant for the next morning. It was so good - I sliced it in half lengthwise, toasted it in the toaster oven, buttered it and put a poached egg in the middle. Oh yum.

lg -

Thanks, lg!

MZ -

I didn't announce it prior to - but yes, it was last Friday. Thank you!

Lance -

Thank you!

G. B. Miller said...

Happy Birthday young lady!

Would it be safe to say that you're very south of 45

Cookie said...

Why wasn't I invited?! It looks like a great time :)

Anil P said...

Belated birthday wishes to you. Light in the mirrors is an appetiser all by itself.

Riot Kitty said...

Glad you had a good time. Great pics!

desk49 said...

Looking close at the note I see I see.
Happy Birthday so what is it like being 21.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Happy Day Lynn!
Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs sound very unique- does it taste like ham? Well, this post is getting very upper class in that swanky restuarant! Glad you had a special time- sounds great

Lynn said...

G -

Thank you - no north of that. :)

Cookie -

Hey - good to see you. You are always invited to my blog!

Anil -

I think you are right.

Riot Kitty -

Thank you!

Ellis -

If I could just remember what it was like being 21. Hee hee.

Snaggle -

Good morning! You were just here, looks like. No they tasted a little smoked fishy - very good though.

And thank you for the good wishes.

Jannie Funster said...

AHHH, that note is so cute!

Happy Birthday, February Girl.

Such pretty lighting, a lovely evening I'm sure.

Goes off now dreaming of those devilled eggs...


Lynn said...

Thanks Jannie Muffin. :) xo