Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I only know one person in the world who is 99 and that person is my friend Sue. She's also a neighbor and used to be a swim buddy on our Masters Swim Team.

Last week she turned 99 and today Dixie, Starr, and I took her to lunch at our new Neiman Marcus.

Shortly after we were seated, we were brought their traditional popovers that are served with strawberry butter with all meals.

Next, we were presented with a tiny cup of chicken consommé.

This week is Restaurant Week in Walnut Creek and many of the City's restaurants are offering fixed price special meals at lunch and addition to their regular menu.

None of us could resist the three course Restaurant Week menu.

For first courses, two of us chose the Beet, Spinach, and Orange Salad.

The other two had the creamy Asparagus Soup.

For main courses, all but Dixie chose the Asian rendition.

Dixie had the Short Rib Perogi.

For dessert, we again split on the two choices:

Two for the Almond Cake with a Rhubarb Compote

and two for the Walnut Creek Bar, a sort of crustless walnut tart, served with blue berries, ice cream chocolate sauce, and lots more.

We were happy? That's not even a question: Everything was delicious!!!

Did we get enough to eat? Again, not a question...even with a half-serving of dessert on the special menu, we all went home wondering if we'd even be hungry by dinner time.

Happy Birthday, Sue...and many many more!!!

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