happy christmasbirthday

23 Dec

Last night my husband took me to The Grey Plume for my birthday dinner, followed by drinks at The Boiler Room. I ate sautéed octopus. Duck fat fries with an egg. Duck with pillowy gnocchi.  (lots of duck, I know.) Drank lovely Oregon wine and a made-to-order hot chocolate. Matthew ate a towering bison burger with a fried egg on a delicious brioche bun. (sorry for the dim photos. My blackberry camera is awful and the mood lighting in the restaurant wasn’t the best for picture-taking.)

Then Ian at the Boiler Room made me a Ramos Gin Fizz, which is my favorite. drink. ever.

My birthday is on Christmas and we’re headed to Red Cloud later today, so we exchanged gifts — Christmas and birthday — last night, too. I’m the proud owner of a gift certificate to Esther’s, a heated slanket (!!) and a pair of Marc Jacobs loafers.

All in all, a great success.

I’ll be doing two more posts this afternoon — one about my story in today’s Omaha World-Herald and one featuring the rest of the chefs from my Holiday Question-and-Answer story, and then taking off officially until next Tuesday.

Thanks to everyone out there reading. Have a wonderful holiday full of good food and drink. See you soon.

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2 Responses to “happy christmasbirthday”

  1. Melanie December 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    We ate there recently for another VIP’s December birthday. He had the Wagyu beef (the best meal he’s ever had, he crows) and I had the Oxtail angolotti. The hot chocolate is unlike any other. The duck fat french fries made me wonder where can one get duck fat because I must have those fries again, and who knows when I will be in Omaha next?

    Happy christmasbirthday!

    • sarahbakerhansen December 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

      Thanks, Melanie! I read an article that said duck fat is now being sold in some grocery stores. So you might check around to get your fix! :)

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