Adrian wanted to cook for me to celebrate our first new year's eve together!
(Last new year's eve is when he asked me if I'd like to meet in person for the first time after our e-mail and phone conversation of a couple months!)
I went over to my friend Jenni's house to visit and get ready so he could cook and get everything ready for me.
When I came home he was all dressed up in my favorite shirt of his. He went all out for me! Everything was so wonderful!
He set the table exquisitely, even ironing the tablecloth! He bought tulips for me, my favorite flower. He planned a four course meal for me and also included the hard Italian breadsticks I like that you can duel with at the table. :) To drink we had a variety of Izze bottled sparkling fruit juices on ice in a silver bucket on a cut glass platter. I love how he knows details are a big deal to me!
Our dinner together was sooo much fun! I really enjoyed myself and enjoyed being spoiled. :) I am thankful for a wonderful boyfriend!
Here is our menu that he had sitting out on the table for me when I got there!
The table set for our first course
This was our first course. These are little tiny bell peppers with soft French cheese (garlic and herb and tomato basil) piped inside in two different patterns. He made this! Impressive!
The second course, Insalata Caprese! Yum! Didn't he do a nice job of the presentation?
At one point I walked into the "powder room" and this sight greeted me beside the sink. Really? Who thinks of everything like this? I felt so special!
Main course: Italian style spinach and filet mignon with green peppercorn cream sauce
The finishing touch!
Three types of gelato with fresh blackberries in the cream soup bowls he gave me for my birthday
Happy New Year!