Last night Luca organized a surprise birthday party for me! How exciting. I don’t think I’ve ever had a surprise birthday party before. It was a low key event, but highly enjoyable nonetheless. I thought we had plans to go eat pizza with Luca’s parents, but when we went to pick them up, Luca’s mom had prepared an elaborate birthday dinner and two of our friends were there waiting for me! They gave me a beautiful Guess leather handbag. (It’s kind of like this one, but beige leather instead of gold).
The dinner menu included:
Chicken Aspic (slices of chicken rolled with carrots and peas under a chicken stock gelatin)
Roasted red and yellow bell peppers with bagna cauda (olive oil, anchovies, lots of garlic, all slow cooked together into a flavorful sauce)
Crepes filled with Porcini Mushrooms, Ricotta and Bechamel & Crepes with a Spinach Ricotta filling
Roasted Goat and Lamb with a Mixed Green Salad
Assorted Artisan Cheeses
Two Birthday Cakes!!
And of course, lots of wine and digestives afterwards.