Anniversary Dinner

We finally got back from our mini-vacation and I have so many posts that I need to catch up on!

Last week was a whirlwind!  We started off by celebrating our third year anniversary!  Like we do every year, we went to dinner to the Hotel Radio, in Chamalieres.

While it is a fancy shmancy restaurant, it is actually rather symbolic.  The steps of the Hotel Radio are where Cornel and I shared our first kiss in 2006!  Since it is such a special place for us, we take advantage every year to go and celebrate our anniversary.  It has become such an amazing tradition for us, that we would like to take advantage while we still have the hotel in our own backyard {literally - since you can see if from our terrace}.

We tried to take a nice family picture of the three of us before taking Nathan to his Aunt Iliana's and Tio Pepe's house, but he was not having it!  Sadly this is the best picture we could get.

Then we were off to dinner!  The people there are so amazing and surprisingly they've all been there the past three years.  They made us this delicious marzipan plaque with the chocolate inscription that they presented us as soon as we sat down!

And then came the food....and more food....and yet some more food!

It was all delicious.  We started off with a cold Creson (Garden Cress) soup which was followed by a Ponte-Neuf de Foie Gras.  It was Foie Gras on a bed of Spice Bread sand and a rosemary-strawberry tartare.

It was then followed by a roasted langoustine served with mint quinoa and a mango mustard.  We were then served a Red Mullet filet with olive ravioli and a fennel and radish garnish with roasted mushrooms.

Then came the roasted pigeon...which you've heard me talk about here; followed by the cheese course!  Let me tell you that there is nothing better than French cheeses on warm fresh bread!!

Then came the dessert course.  Cornel and I were both given a pistachio bread that was topped with vanilla custard and strawberry's with a chocolate chip cleanse the pallet.  Since he had chosen the fresh fruit desserts and I had chosen the chocolate desserts, it was the last dessert we would get that was the same.

His first dessert was an Anise flavored ice cream that was served with a fennel cake and topped with gold leaf.  Mine was a chocolate shell that was topped with chocolate whipped cream and nuts.

Cornel's second dessert were wafers that were filled with rhubarb cream, a strawberry puree sorbet and candied rhubarb.  I was so jealous; my second dessert was a chocolate cylinder.  It was chocolate filled with sweet fresh cheese, chocolate ice cream and fresh strawberry's in the base.

And just in case we hadn't eaten enough, we were then brought this with our bill...

Fresh cherries with cherry macaroons and freshly made pistachio candies and a pain d'epice bread with a chocolate caramel cream.

The dinner was delicious and the celebration of our marriage was even better.  It was so magical to be able to spend the night with Cornel alone and dream about what the next 50 years will hold.
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Kim said...

This looks like a fantastic night. You both look beautiful. I know all about trying to get family shots with babies!

Liz said...

I can't say that I've ever seen (nor eaten) an edible plaque!

Happy Anniversary!

sarah said...

Everytime I'm on here you have the most delicious food in your pictures. Uh - makes my ham sandwich sad. Happy Anniversary

tracy@sellabitmum said...

What a gorgeous night and family. xoxo

cam said...

this looks like a fantastic anniversary! that food looks totally deelish!

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