I'm sure that you're sick of hearing about my birthday, but I had one last celebration to do...a fabulous dinner party with my Cleveland friends. I've had it in my head for months that this is how I wanted to ring in the new decade. Good friends and good food, that's the best way that I know how to celebrate any occasion.
The location was AMP 150. I selected the restaurant because I knew that they had a private room large enough to host my group of 26 friends (many of which I met through this blog/Twitter), and one of my favorite chefs in Cleveland just happens to be the Executive Chef there--- Jeff Jarrett.
First course: Pork Belly with vanilla parsnip puree and apple kimchee.
Second course: Butternut Squash Ravioli with duck confit, mustard greens, and port bubbles.
Third course: Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with watercress.
Fourth course: Braised Short Rib with a potato and onion hash.
As you know, I'm not a sweets kinda gal. So, I wanted four savory courses from Chef Jarrett. But, "R" has the biggest sweet tooth that I know, so he surprised me with a cake from Heinen's for the party.
I can't thank AMP 150 and Chef Jeff enough for the memorable experience on Saturday night. The food was outstanding, the service was exceptional, and I had such a great time celebrating with the people that help make Cleveland "home." Thank you to everyone that was able to attend!
I promise that this is the last birthday post. Hello, 30! You look kinda good on me.