The Fun Begins


They’re here! My apt is all clean and ready for guests…


and the guests came bearing gifts! These are cupcakes (that obviously got damaged in transport) from Fancy Cakes by Leslie in Bethesda!!! They were all delish, but the red velvet with purple icing was my fav. I’m assuming the ganache frosting may have had soy lecithin in it, but I made an exception, and had no adverse reactions [yet]!!!


We popped open a bottle of wine from my small collection to enjoy while everyone got ready. I sipped on two glasses of this wine, which was tasty, but not anything noteworthy.

And then we made our way to City Table for dinner! T’was very chilly last night. Love these girls:)

I’ve been really into Malbecs lately, so I ordered one when we arrived.

The table spit a yummy order of fondue with pears, apples, and bread for dipping.

Matt and I spit a couple of things for dinner. First, this delightful fig, grapefruit and spanish cheese salad:

Next,  pumpkin pouches with pecans and a brown butter sauce. It was more like a dessert than a dinner item.  This one was my favorite.


And finally, steak tacos! The meat was perfectly cooked, making for a fun flavor combo.
After dinner we headed to the Top of the Hub in the Prudential building for cocktails, live jazz, and of course, the view. Matt and I split a pumpkin spice martini complete with whipped cream.

Today, we’re planning on doing a little bit of site seeing/shopping and another friend is arriving for the party tonight!!! I’ll also be doing some serious prep in the kitchen this afternoon. Have a good Saturday:)
  • Lauren
    October 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Looks like a fun evening out 🙂 Everything looks delish – especially the pumpkin spice maritni!

  • Mom
    October 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I hope the fun is continuing! Love that orange drink.

  • Kat
    October 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Such a fun spread to share with friends! I need to remember to make mini-pigs in a blanket. I think my fiance would adore those!

    Lately, I’m obsessed with Malbecs.