There was more to the weekend than just the pole dancing party (I may never get the chance to write a sentence like that again, so…). On Friday night, Matthew, Jeffrey, my parents, and I had a delicious sushi and seafood dinner at Lure Bistro. The standout part of the meal was the Hawaiian opah crudo special, served with mint leaves and a blueberry gastrique on top a Himalayan pink salt block.
It looked just as good as it tasted! Matthew and I shared the chef’s sashimi and nigiri tasting platter, with the addition of a Firecracker roll too.
And for dessert…the Death by Peanut Butter. ZOMG. So rich. So yummy.
On Saturday morning, Jeffrey and I were off to a joint 2nd-and-3rd birthday party for two of his little buddies. The party was held at White Flower Cake Shoppe and all the kids received six cupcakes to decorate with various colored frosting and sprinkles and then take home.
Or, if you’re Jeffrey, you need to taste test at least two cupcakes at the party. For quality control, obviously. It was a really cute and unique birthday party idea and it definitely led to quite the sugar-induced nap in the afternoon!
After Saturday’s pole dancing adventure, the Gemstone Gals worked up an appetite, so we headed right across the street to the Clifton Wine and Martini Bar. We shared the baked brie and then Topaz and I shared the house salad and the Italian White pizza.
Everything was delicious, especially the champagne vinaigrette dressing and the spicy pizza! I also stole a French fry from Sapphire and cannot oversell the ridiculous yummyness of these fries. Seriously.
On Sunday, Matthew, Jeffrey, and I unexpectedly ended up at one of our favorite Cleveland spots: the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Jeffrey loved seeing the turtles and butterflies!
We can’t wait to get back soon to check out Big Spring, which opens this Saturday, March 19 and runs through Sunday, April 24.
The only change I made was using a whole chicken rather than chicken breasts, since I had a whole chicken from Fresh Fork. If you do that, you made need to thicken the sauce a bit at the end.
So, all in all, it was a tasty and fun weekend! How was yours?