To catch up, two weeks ago was George's 29th birthday! So we met up after work at a place in D.C that we've been meaning to try out--a turkish, greek and lebanese place called Zaytinya by Jose Andres.
Our view from the 2nd floor
George skeptical that he should be flaunting the flowers I gave him...
Even guys deserve pretty long stem roses on their bdays!
We're light to non-drinkers but it was a long day and I needed a yummy fruity drink! So I ordered something amazingly called "The Associate": made of lemon verbena-infused vodka, Attiki honey from Greece and Ver Jus.
Eating Game Face ON!
Bakaliarou Mavro Skordalia: ouzo battered black cod, orange, potato-garlic puree
Snail Kibbeh: crispy potato crusted snails, herbed ladolemono, heirloom lettuces
cheesy delicious baked shrimp thing.....
Definitely one of my favorites!
The octopus santorini: grilled Mediterranean octopus, marinated onions, capers, yellow split pea puree
Keftedes Kapama: beef and lamb meatballs with feta cheese
Grilled chicken kabobs..mmm charred goodnesss!
Some sophisticated desserts which I now no longer remember the names of but I do know it was one of the best ways to end the meal.
This was walnut ice cream drizzled with greek honey...the cracker was filo dough baked with butter and honey--a deconstructed bakklavah
oooh! this was yummy! apricot mouse with pistachio icecream!
Outside the restaurant acting like fools...
And my present to George! I surprised him by taking him to forever 21 and told him he could get anyythinnnggg he wanted!!!!
To Be Continued....tomorrow....after I get some sleep...=p