My birthday isn't until tomorrow, but the extended celebration period got off to a good start last evening when my good friend Andrea treated me to dinner at the French restaurant "1886" at the Winter Palace Hotel.
A wonderful evening and only the beginning of a marathon of partying! Thanks, Andrea!
|WP glassware -- très élégant!|
|Andrea's lobster and artichoke starter|
|My smoked salmon starter|
|Andrea's stuffed sole main course|
|My garlic and rosemary lamb loin confit with ginger & lemongrass|
|The dessert menu: oh, how to choose!?|
|My praline and chocolate confection with chocolate artwork|
|Coconut and caramel fondant and kiwi salsa (Don't you just love the "nest" made of pistachio?)|
|Two VERY satisfied ladies!|
|View from the top of the stairs looking west (Note the "pyramid" formed by the light.)|