(Picture heavy post)
I’m a happy Cristi, see?
Wanna know why I’m so happy? Well, it’s because of my BFF Erin and her husband Rodney and this place:
We fonduded it! Er, um, fondoned it? Hmmm…
Anyway, Rodney won a rather generous gift card at work, so Erin and he were kind enough to take Ron and me out to a most fabulous dinner for our birthday. I took lots of pictures, so, be prepared to get hungry…
First, the cheese course:
There were 5 or 6 different cheese fondues to choose from. It was a difficult decision, but I think we chose the right one. Then came the salads. This was mine, the California salad. Baby greens, walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, roma tomatoes, drizzled with a raspberry vinagrette. Yum!
And pretty too! (It didn’t stay pretty for very long, though)
Next was the main course, the meats. I had originally taken pictures of the meat plate, but Erin brought up a good point that a picture of raw meat isn’t all that pretty. So, here’s a picture of our meat cooking with some veges in the Mojo broth:
I can tell you what was on the plate, though. It included chicken, filet minon, top sirloin, shrimp, and pork. All of the meats were marinated special and delicious! They also gave us dipping sauces, but I didn’t need them. The flavors from just the meat and the mojo fondue were enough.
What we did was put the meat in the broth for two minutes and it cooked up perfectly! While we waited for our meat to cook, we took pictures of us:
Of our dinner companions, Erin and Rodney:
And of our waitress, Erica:
She was fabulous! Lot’s of fun, and she even complimented me on my socks I was knitting. (I had to fight the urge to tell her it was easy to knit them. Why is it that knitters feel the need to lighten the wonder that is our craft. It’s takes a lot of practice to be as good as we are and we should tell people, “Hell, yeah, it’s hard! But it’s worth it.”, when they ask.)
After the meat course came the best course of all. You guessed it, chocolate!!!!!
(The only real reason for fondue, right?)
And to dip in it:
And, yes, it tasted as good as it looks…
(Couldn’t you just die?)
Ron got the last of the chocolate after we ran out of things to dip in it.
And, the aftermath…
It was the most fun I’ve ever had in a restaurant! A perfect birthday gift from a wonderful friend. Thanks so much, Erin and Rodney!
Oh, and for those of you who were wondering, yes, there was knitting…