Sunday, February 15, 2009

A special dinner

Last night Cole made a special dinner for us. He thought a lot about it and tried to recreate my favorite dishes from Greenville, Tuscaloosa, and Birmingham. Taylor gave Cole a Soby's cookbook for his birthday, and he used the crabcake, cheese biscuit, and garlic mashed potatoes recipes from it. From Tuscaloosa, he got my favorite salad, a caesar salad, from DePalma's. From Birmingham, he made the apple turnovers from Bottega. Everything was a delicious success...except maybe the turnovers. We think our fryer smells/tastes like fish, so it added a funky flavor to the turnovers. We decided we'd try them again, though, because I think they could've been amazing. Here are some pictures from the night:







The finished dinner on our fine china with my present next to it:

My gift - one of our NYC photos framed! (Thanks Marcia!)




7 comments:

Mary Alice Mosley Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is such a special Valentine's! I am very impressed with Cole. I am glad that ya'll had a good weekend. I LOVE YOU:)!

Anonymous Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi Anna,
This is Chef Rodney (Soby's, Greenville)
Thanks for your support of Soby's!

Cole- The crab cakes look great. Let me know if I can help with any of the other recipe undertakings! rodney@table301.com

P.S- The Corn Maque Choux is a must with the crab cakes- you will love it!

Emily Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love it! what did you get cole??

Anna Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Umm...nothing. :) Ooops! He understood since I had just finished my thesis the day before. He knows me better than to expect something.

Emily Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

are you still going to post on your blog from france? i will be disappointed if you don't. just putting that out there.

Anna Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm going to try to, but I'm not sure what my internet access will be like there. Hopefully I'll be able to post a little at least.

JenniferMorgan Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

fish flavored cherry turnovers... i think i am going to be sick... sweet birthday present.