Sunday, August 18, 2013

Oh, What a Night!

My sister-in-law Kathy and our friend Lisa took me out to dinner to celebrate my birthday (which occurred while Hubby and I were in Alaska a few weeks ago).  They asked me where I wanted to go, and I suggested Seasons 52, a restaurant chain that just opened a restaurant in Sacramento a few months ago.  I'd been wanting to try it but hadn't yet.  Oh, my, the food was really good and the service was excellent!  Apparently when making dinner reservations, Lisa let the restaurant know it was my birthday, because just about everyone who came into contact with us wished me a happy birthday.  Our waiter, Jorge, explained the concept of the restaurant, which is to offer fresh, seasonal food that changes quarterly and specials that change each week.  Every dish on the menu is 475 calories or less and they don't use butter or cream, nor do they deep fry anything.

The three of us shared a chicken flatbread appetizer and we each ordered an entree--my choice was pork tenderloin with portobello mushrooms, polenta with herbs and cipollini onions, and brocollini.  Yum!  And after that?

They brought out these mini desserts for us to select from.  Fantastic!  Just enough to satisfy our craving for a little something sweet to end the meal.

And I didn't tell you yet, but the restaurant presented me with birthday card when I arrived and later, when we were choosing our desserts, Jorge took our photo and presented me with a print of the three of us when we were ready to leave.  Isn't that a special way to celebrate an occasion?  And, of course, the friends I was with were special too--two of my favorite people!

Our meal was a little bit on the pricey side (especially since we also had a cocktail or two) and there weren't any leftovers to take home, but none of us left hungry either and we were all pleased with our dining experience.  If you have a Seasons 52 in your area and haven't tried it yet, you might want to check it out!

On the quilting front, for Scrap Basket Sunday I continued cutting 2-1/2" squares to use in the sashing of the Pie in the Sky quilt.

It may not look like much, but there are 600 squares here, 300 of which were cut this week.  If I can do the same thing next week, I should be close to what I need, I think.

How about you?  Did you do anything scrappy?  Has your weekend been all that you wished for?  Mine has so far, and since I'm writing this late Saturday night--or Sunday morning, really--there's still another day left to sew!


Donna said...

Happy birthday. Your meal sounded wonderful. I always enjoy a good meal surrounded by good friends.

Michele T said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful celebration!!

sunny said...

Happy belated Birthday! I've only recently heard of Seasons 52, so appreciate the review. Next time we're in the city, we'll have to give it a try.

Sue said...

Happy belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a perfect night to celebrate ! I will have to check out this Seasons 52. I live in Grass Valley so we are not that far away

Susan said...

I might have to check out the restaurant. I am currently in Sacramento getting my daughter settled in an apt. ( she is starting her MBA at SAC State). Nice city! We made a trip to Whole Foods this afternoon-what a fun store! Any suggestions of "must see or Must Do" while in Sacramento?

Sinta Renee said...

Happy belated birthday to you Kim... you get to celebrate all month don't you? Those photos made my mouth water. Yum! I did sew scrappy over the weekend... but forgot to post. I was thinking about you though. Does that count? ha

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