D-DAY: Part 1

19 Oct

Hi everyone! Sorry we haven’t posted in the last two weeks! Our schedules have been crazy busy with work, interviews…and Dax’s 23rd birthday extravaganza! People flew into New York City for D-DAY (Dax Day), and his doorman, Joe, had to leave his post to deal with the paparazzi!!

We kicked off Dax’s birthday at 230 Fifth, a rooftop bar and restaurant with an incredible view of the city! We reserved a table on their rooftop, which was adorned with hanging plants, standing plants, and Christmas lights. The heat lamps kept us warm, but they even offered robes in case people get cold! The ambiance, music, serve, drinks, and food were all great! Here are some pictures from the night!

We ended the night with decadent birthday cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine! Every flavor was delectable. We finished the entire box by the end of the weekend…

The rest of the weekend was filled with amazing food and great restaurants. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

Brasserie Ruhlmann

45 Rockefeller Plaza

American Kobe Hamburger - 8oz., gruyere, mozzarella

Croque Monsieur - French ham, bechamel, melted gruyere

Island Burgers and Shakes

766 9th Ave

Black and White Shake

Chocolate Malt

Otto

1 5th Ave

Margherita D.O.P.

Tacozette con Stracotto

We also made our first home cooked Indian meal! Chicken tikka masala with mango and potato chutney. After we cooked the rice and chicken, we realized that we didn’t have naan. So Dax improvised with a pizza crust and it came out even better than actual garlic, onion naan – amazing!!

As a surprise, LeeJee brought a bottle of mead wine from Montezuma Winery in the heart of the Finger Lakes in New York. Honey wine (mead) is the oldest of all fermented beverages and dates back to the Renaissance period. Created from their own blend of honey, this light-bodied wine was smooth with wonderful tones of honey and a lingering sweet finish.

Winner of 5 Gold Medals!

When Dax visited Vermont last Christmas, we made King Arthur Flour’s chocolate indulgence cake using their cake mix. And it was honestly the darkest, richest, densest, most moist and chocolatey intense cakes we have ever had! Not only is it our favorite chocolate cake, but it is also so incredibly easy to make. So for Dax’s birthday, I made him this special cake! Happy birthday D!

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2 Responses to “D-DAY: Part 1”

  1. Three Asian Girls October 20, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    HOLY SHIT.

    looks delicious

    • Ryan G October 20, 2010 at 3:47 am #

      Such a great weekend, thanks again for everything!

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