Harry's Savoy Grill, which is adjacent to Harry's Savoy Ballroom, where our wedding and reception were held back in 2005.
The fun weekend started when my father sent white tulips to my office as an anniversary gift. I also gave my husband a bottle of his favorite vino.
Of course, the best part of the weekend was dinner at Harry's. They never disappoint. My husband planned a fantastic evening. We were seated in a cozy corner of the dining room. He even had roses delivered to our dinner table.
I started off with herb and ricotta gnocchi with Brussels sprout leaves and a flight of international Sauvignon Blanc. My entree was Seared Sea Scallops with Prosciutto, Snap Peas, and Figs with a Balsamic Reduction. Oh yes, it was very, very good. The scallops were soft, but not too raw. I don't like overcooked seafood, but I also don't care for a translucent look and rubbery texture. These were perfect. The snap peas were cut into bite-sized pieces and they were barely cooked, just the way I like them. They were crunch and were a nice contrast with the soft, sweet figs, and the thinly sliced salty prosciutto. I used to think I didn't like figs, but I realized that I don't like Fig Newtons (yuck!), but that fresh figs are excellent with cheese and other savory dishes.
My mom surprised us with an anniversary cake from the bakery that created our wedding cake. It was my favorite flavor (and the same flavor as the top layer at our wedding): fresh strawberries and cream with whipped icing. We had such a rich dinner that we're going to wait until dessert tonight to enjoy the cake.
As a bonus, we even had good weather. After all our blizzards and snowstorms, the temperature is over 50 degrees this weekend. For the first time in months, I was able to dress up and go out without wearing thermals, tights, or boots.