Anniversary

shane and I celebrated an anniversary recently and I surprised him with an Aphrodisiac dinner package at Millennium Restaurant and the Hotel California.

The room was small, but super cute. They seem to pride themselves on their leather upholstery, which seems odd, even for non-vegans, but there was only one small chair and ottoman in our room.


shane is a star!

There's no Photoshopping here. His eyes really do look that weird.

shane looking thoughtful in the hallway.


They sprinkled rose petals across the table.


The menu.


I'm usually a little wary of prix fixe menus, because I can be a little picky, but this dinner was amazing! The best part was the salad: grilled avocado over watercress with a wonderfully light vinaigrette.

Dessert was a fancy ding dong!


Our server seemed a little off put when we told her that it reminded us of a ding dong, but we definitely didn't mean it as a dis. The filling was the same white chocolate cream that tops the chocolate almond midnight torte and is possible the best thing I've ever put in my mouth. I don't even want to know how much cocoa butter goes into that.

Here I am annoying shane while he tries to nap.


The next morning, on our way home, we stopped by Nabolom Bakery, in the Elmwood district of Berkeley for a snickerdoodle and a sticky bun. The cookie didn't survive the trip home for a picture.

8 comments:

trina said...

What a celebration! Maybe you should be in love with me instead.

Alison Nicole said...

I love the bay area, and especially Berkeley!! The Nabolom Bakery adds to its wonderfulness!

Rose said...

god, mel, way to make me miss nabolom even more than i already do. i would probably maim a small child for a nabolom sticky bun right now.

-rose/bikerides

bazu said...

Happy anniversary! How have I gone so long without visiting your blog? It's very cool.

David said...

what an awesome suprise...can you buy that package for one???

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Damn, we didn't get a ding dong! Our dessert wasn't half bad though. How was the sticky bun??

mel said...

No! The ding dong was amazing! They should add it to their regular menu. The sticky bun is pretty good. Not as soft and gooey as a cinnamon bun, but tasty and not overly sweet. I slathered my half with Tofutti cream cheese, then popped it in the microwave for 20 seconds and it was delicious. Their snickerdoodles are amazing though!

Anardana said...

Awww!