I am truly blessed. My birthday is Tuesday, so I had planned to celebrate with my friends last night over dinner at Ichiban in downtown Orlando. It was pouring rain all across Central Florida all day yesterday including when dinner reservations rolled around. Despite the rain, my friends still came out for dinner, which I really appreciated.
Ichiban did a great job accommodating our table of 16 people. Our waiter was attentive and really friendly.
I started my birthday celebration with cold lychee sake. It was so delicious and went down a little too smoothly.
I love lychee fruit. My grandma used to always give me lychee candies when I was little. The sake was a great grown-up version and just as sweet as the fruit.
Kevin ordered steak, and I ordered sushi, which is our typical routes at any Japanese restaurant.
I ordered the tropical roll, which had tempura asparagus (DELICIOUS!) and real crab in the roll then was topped with salmon, tuna and avocado. I also ordered a salmon roll. The sushi was really fresh and delicious.
I was really happy with my decision to celebrate my birthday with my friends at Ichiban, and I was really impressed with their menu. Their prices are very reasonable, and the food was delicious. They didn’t have a full bar—just beer, wine and sake—but I didn’t miss the liquor.
In wedding news, we did successfully visit three venues yesterday, despite the rain. We actually fell in love with two of them! Go figure that it would take me so long to narrow down venue choices and now we have two that we can’t decide between. It’s funny because they’re kind of opposite. One is very regal, romantic and gorgeous. The other is more fun, quirky and unique. Decisions, decisions…
Which type of wedding venue would you envision?