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Birfday 
4th-Jul-2007 03:37 pm
food
A while back, I went out to the Metropolitan Grill ("The Met" for locals) for some very good scotch and allegedly "the best steak in Seattle", to celebrate my 4th annual 29th birthday. Although 8 people confirmed they were going to be there, it ended up being just me, ctseawa, cow, and seleniumdream, which made for a nice intimate dinner. A glass of Glenlivet 18 yr. accompanied me while people arrived; it was much better than I expected. I may be buying that one soon.

For starters, we split a crab cake appetizer that was amazingly good. Too many times I've been disappointed in either the quality or quantity, but this was 3 ample portions on a bed of pear-jicama slaw and sweet chili beurre blanc. The main courses around the table were: a large fillet mignon (mine), Kobe beef (seleniumdream's), an astoundingly huge steak salad (cow's), and Copper River salmon (ctseawa's). Everyone seemed to be very happy with their selections. My mouth is watering just remembering it all. My steak was very good, but it was not the best steak I've ever had. That honor still goes to the Palm in Las Vegas. Still, I'd been wanting to go to The Met for years, and I'm very glad I did. I'll have to go back for the crab cakes and that salad. Wow. I also ordered a glass of Oban 1969 (aged 32 years, appropriately), which ended up being the single most expensive item on the tab. It was quite good, but for the price difference, I'll stick with the 14 yr.

Wisely, cow and I decided to split a dessert, and settled on the Chocolate Lava cake -- an enormous cylindrical delicious deep chocolate cake with warm ganache filling, all topped with generous amounts of caramel and whipped cream. I couldn't think of a better way to end it. All in all, a tremendous gustatory event, and an appropriate celebration.
Comments 
5th-Jul-2007 03:28 am (UTC)
Yay, happy birfday, big guy! :) Sounds like it was a good one. Take it easy.
5th-Jul-2007 08:00 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, it was good.

You take it easy too; sounds like you've been working hard lately. Whatever happened with that homophobic cadet? That sounds like a story if I ever heard one. Feel free to email me (or call) if you don't want to broadcast it to the whole world.
5th-Jul-2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
Nothing more happened with that cadet. He's only 13 or something like that. Not sure what one can do on the spot there. Regardless, I think most of the cadets just blew him off and ignored him the rest of the encampment. I think that speaks volumes compared to this one ignorant cadet. Most of the influence is probably from his parents too.
6th-Jul-2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Heh. Glad that something happened, even if just peer pressure. Maybe he'll learn a lesson, then.
5th-Jul-2007 04:18 am (UTC)
It was your birthday? Why didn't it show up in my "upcoming birthdays" list???

Happy birthday, big guy!
5th-Jul-2007 08:01 am (UTC)
Yep, way back on 6/10. I don't know why it didn't show up; I think I have my bday exposed to friends at least....

Anyway, thanks! It was a good time.
5th-Jul-2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
You do; I got email alerts for both your LJs. In the absence of any other data, I'd chalk this up to another "LJ botched outgoing email."
6th-Jul-2007 03:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's the most likely scenario. Thanks for confirming that it works, though.
6th-Jul-2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Cheese, go home!!!! [Gggaaah. Ok.]

Hey I'm an ass for forgetting to wish you a happy birthday :-) Happy belated birthday!
6th-Jul-2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! I was a little sad you didn't call, but it's OK.

There is more Cheese humor in another post soon...
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