Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today is Lynn's  birthday...and I  had been looking forward   way before  his retirement  to taking him  for luncheon at  the White Oak Tavern....   This is  a favorite  of all of  my  gal pals   but  I know that  manly men   could enjoy  good  food and lovely ambiance as well....But with one thing or another  we just hadn't   had time or any opportunity to go...   and not that we had to  use it,  our  diner's club coupon for the Tavern  was expiring  this weekend... so  I set my mind to  getting him there today!
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Of course, the coldest day of the season  with  threat of sleet and  worse   loomed    before us,  but  all in all,   the prospect of a   lovely afternoon  with my sweetheart  at a favorite destination   urged  me on!
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Today there was a cozy fire in the grate and we  were seated  right next to the fireplace  just the place to  knock off the  damp chill..
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Lynn had the honors of choosing our tea for the day  ... wild blueberry  set to steep for the full five minutes...
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but I  took  control of the ordering  and  we  both enjoyed the  cranberry almondine  chicken salad topped with  pecans served with  fresh baked bread  ready for dipping in the marvelously tangy balsamic vinaigrette..
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We gals were told  by the proprietor that this  signature chicken salad has over 15 ingredients  that makes it  so  scrumptious...   all I know is it is perfection..
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and Lynn didnt waste any time  plunging right in  up to his  shirt sleeves....    it was hard there for a while to remember to chat...but  after a while it as just lovely to  sit and  enjoy our   cups of  warm  tea
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and soak in the  environs....  gloriously  The Celtic Women    serenaded us   the while,  it  was  like  being enveloped in a  great  bear hug of love and  contentment!
  It was a very happy birthday!

2 comments:

  1. Glad you had such a wonderful time. It is a wonderful place! Happy Birthday Lynn!!! May your day continue to be blessed.

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  2. What a darling restaurant! I would love to sit by the fire and enjoy a meal. :)

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