This weekend was certainly a busy one. We started by celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary, followed that with a wedding on my birthday and then another wedding on Joe's birthday.
Know how to feel every year of your age? Plan 3 big events, 3 days in a row. I'm STILL exhausted. But it really was a ton of fun and so glad we got to be a part of our lovely friends' big days.
Several months ago, I crowdsourced on facebook on a good restaurant for an important dinner. I got several responses, but I went with Restaurant Iris. I had to make our reservation 6 weeks in advance, but it was definitely worth it. Located in an old house in midtown and ran by the amazing Chef Kelly English, everything about the night was amazing.
We started with drinks, including a peartini-- just strong enough to have a kick, but not so strong you couldn't enjoy it.
Starting course was a lobster knuckle sandwich and Tennessee foie gras. If you don't know what foie gras is, google. It is super rich and delicious. You should try it at least once in your life.
We decided to split the main course and went with the surf and turf. A 17oz New York strip stuffed with Gouda and Fried Oysters. If I had to choose a last meal, this would probably be it.
Dessert was their signature homemade bread pudding smothered in ice cream, pecans and caramel. I THINK it was good, but I only got to enjoy 2 or 3 bites because my dinner partner devoured it.
And apparently, my dinner date was actually Batman. When he showed me this, I couldn't help but laugh and then post it on Instagram.
The next set of pictures are from the second wedding, Joe's birthday. I forgot to snap any at the first wedding, but trust me when I say it was a blast. There was a sweet potato bar as part of the buffet.
We were at an art museum. The ceremony was outside and we ended up dancing for hours at the reception.
Why is it when I try to take a picture with Joe, I get a goofball dear in head lights. But when he photobombs our friends, he looks happy and great?
Another favorite from that night.. I'm not sure what drink I was on at this point, but when you have several pregnant friends to be your Designated Driver, you take advantage of the opportunity. Plus? We look super cute here.