Ahhhhh, September 30th.
This is the last day of birthday month and the celebrating has pretty much ground to a halt.
It was a sweet month with lots of fun occasions, special treats and the enjoying of cards and gifts.
Before we close the book entirely on September, this post shares a two dinners out that were extra special.
The first was a birthday dinner at a very favorite restaurant, Cafe Adam, that's worth the drive to get to Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Appetizers included these tender squash blossoms with a tapenade on top:
Also, oysters (not my fave but I scarfed down two of them to be sociable):
The mushrooms? Mmm mmm mmm:
For the first time in my life I had duck with a cherry sauce on a bed of curried sweet potatoes. Quite delish.
Of course, there was sparkling wine:
A dear friend had the yummy steak shown below:
Another chose a creamy salmon pasta dish:
Birthday dessert was a fall fruit combo that resembled fruit crisp, shown with the lighted candle, at the very top of this post.
At a totally different, all Asian restaurant, Enso, I had shrimp Pad Thai and it was yummy.
Here was a unique version of sweet and sour chicken ordered by another person at our table:
Lo mein and veggies tempura:
Bye bye September! (Hopefully, we'll see you next year!)
And bye bye, for awhile, gourmet celebratory meals.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CUISINE ON A SPECIAL OCCASION?