After celebrating my actual birthday with the boy last Thursday, it was time to get the real party started with my girls over wine and dinner, more wine, and more dinner. Did I mention there was lotsa lotsa wine??? Here's how birthday din #2 went down:
With the chef and my BOL beauties at Prego Ristoranti in Irvine...
Wine tasting and dinner starts off with Canape Assortiti paired with Villa Mt. Eden Chardonnay RSV, 2007
Next course, Soncino con Anatra: Grilled duck breast, Mache lettuce, leeks, goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette paired with Villa Mt. Eden Zinfandel, 2007
The folks at Villa Mt. Eden sponsored this dinner and held a raffle to gift their signature bottles of wine...guess who won??? *That's my "Wow, how lucky am I??" face*
3rd course Cannelloni alla Romana: Pasta filled with veal, Italian sausage and ricotta, served with pink sauce, paired with Villa Mt. Eden Pinot Noir, 2009
4th course: Cosciotto d'Agnello alla Menta, baked leg of lamb encrusted in garlic, fresh herbs and bread crumbs, served with mint sauce paired with Villa Mt. Eden Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006
Since I won the previous prize, they had me pick out the raffle for the next winner...
Quel Surprise!! I win again!! It's almost as if it's my birthday or something!! hahah
Blowing out birthday candles atop our last course for the evening...Chestino ai Frutti di Bosco, Almond basket filled with white chocolate ice cream and mixed berries, paired with Orangecello Caravella
Bday cake/wish #2...after Chef smears chocolate all over my nose, it's only fitting I blow out another candle for good luck!...Profiteroles YUM!!!
Thank you to the beautiful ladies of BOL for yet another super fun evening! Note to self: No more wine night if I wanna stay up! I might look chipper here, but started yawning inbetween the 3rd-4th course...I'm OLD now booooooooo...
Vintage Evan Picone skirt, F21 tunic, Necklace purchased from LA Art Walk street vendor
18420 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612
Will be blogging from Oahu tomorrow guys! Stay tuned for the last of the birthday celebrations then it's on to Hawaii week ALL next week guys!! Aloha!
Peace. Love. LOL