Lest you think from my prior post that my birthday was all bad, worry not. While the actual day was crap, the weekend leading up to it was quite lovely.
Ben surprised me with dinner at Milos, a wonderful Greek restaurant in our neighborhood. I've wanted to go there for ages!
We began with a delightful bottle of Greek white wine. I made sure to take a picture so we can remember to get this one again. It was crispy with a sweet finish and went so very well with all of the fish (oddly, it did not mingle so well with the vegetables).
Then, we launched into the special Sunday menu. I began with octopus salad (perfectly cooked, so tender!)
Ben had crabcake and shrimp, also a lovely choice (but I liked mine better).
For our second course, we both devoured tomato salads.
For my main course...
...er, not quite...here we go...
Succulent, melt in your mouth Mediterranean white fish (loux-something-or-other). So good! I ordered right.
Ben had the salmon, also good but somehow less exotic.
(I stole some of his chard.)
Somehow, I forgot to take a picture of dessert - walnut cake with lavender-honey ice cream, and fruit! Oh, what a dinner!
Also in celebration, Amy and Matthew took me to lunch at Mary's Fish Camp. Again, I neglected to photograph my fried oysters and LOBSTER ROLL! WHAT was I thinking?! If you are interested in the ongoing OSOH Lobster Roll ranking, I deemed this lobster roll the second-best in New York (behind Pearl Oyster Bar).
I did get pictures when we went for drinks after.
So really, it wasn't such a bad birthday week after all.