Today I quietly celebrated my birthday. Only a handful of Daves (four of them!), the sweetie, my parents, Nat and Ric remembered :)
It was a bit of a blah day, not helped by having to go to lunch by myself (my regular lunch buddies were either sick, in meetings or had their own lunch). So had KFC by myself, which is kind of a tradition anyway.
But I did manage to talk a few of the guys into coming to drinks after work (thanks Neil, Chris B, Simon and Dave 5 :) ) which turned out to be quite lovely :) and they won't know unless they read this what the special occasion was for ;)
And then met the sweetie for dinner at Bella Vista, which was lovely as always!
For entree, the sweetie had "Caprese con fior de latte" - vine ripened tomatoes with fresh buffalo mozzarella in a warm short crust pastry shell with basil pesto and aged balsamic dressing
And I had "Agnello affumicato" - pepper crusted smoked shoulder of lamb with sheeps fetta, fresh oregano and baby truss tomato, swirled with virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar with grissini breadsticks
For mains, the sweetie had "Pesce del giorno" - oven baked barramundi steak, served with potato, baby carrots and a caper and sage butter sauce
And I had an entree for main - "Cestino di pollo al pepperoncino" - chicken pieces pan-fried with bacon, mushroom and mustard seeds seasoned with sea salt, pepper and mild chili tossed with garlic rice and served in a crispy parmesan cheese basket. I've had this before - epic nommmm!!
For dessert I had "Lemon/Lime broulee" - lemon lime flavoured broulee with a scorched sugar topping served with lemon sorbet
And the sweetie had "Crostata di caramello" - chewy caramel and walnut tart served with mascarpone cream
All super delicious :):)
Last night I stayed up to watch the Olympics closing ceremony, then couldn't get to sleep, and also woke up super early this morning, so probably only got 4-5 hours sleep :(
Think I might go to bed very soon and try and recover!