The birthday celebration continues. (Note: my birthday isn’t until tomorrow.) After my delicious and fun celebration with my friends on Saturday night, last night Kevin and I joined my dad and step mom for a birthday dinner at Bonefish Grill in Longwood. I love Bonefish, and when Kevin and I first started dating, I was enamored by the fact that he used to be a sous chef at Bonefish. Visions of endless Bang Bang Shrimp danced in my mind.
I started out with a seasonal drink, their fresh apple martini. It’s odd because I’m not a huge drinker, but at Ichiban I sipped down two orders of lychee sake and last night I had two apple martinis. Happy birthday, Jessica!
Our family motto is “Let’s get some appetizers,” which I completely forgot to photograph. We ordered seared ahi tuna, edamame and beef dumplings. Three appetizers for four people may seem like a lot, but to our family, it’s normal. Sometimes we do have to intervene to make sure my dad doesn’t order one of everything.
I actually ended up ordering an appetizer for my main course: the Mussels Josephine.
It’s a big bowl of PEI mussels in a light and buttery broth. I asked for fresh bread to soak up all the delicious sauce. They were so flavorful.
Kevin ordered steak, my dad ordered mahi and my step mom ordered the Kobe beef burger.
I think everyone was really happy with their meals. For dessert, I ordered crème brulee, which I polished off without any help and I think without taking any breaths. I love crème brulee.
It was great to get together with my parents. They just returned from a two-week trip to Italy, so it was wonderful to hear their stories.
My company gives everyone a birthday holiday, so I get tomorrow off work, and I decided to take today off for an extra long weekend. I’ve just been enjoying my time and relaxing today.
What’s your ideal birthday meal?