Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthday Dinner!

Friday, May 20, 2011 was my 39th birthday!

To celebrate, I was lazy most of the day, just hanging out at home with the dogs and watched The Scarlet Pimpernel on Netflix. ;-)
After my husband got off of work, he took me out to dinner.
Traditionally I have go to my favorite Japanese restaurant for my birthday, but this year,
I decided to try something different.

We went here:

Luna Bella Restaurant

And I had the Shrimp Scampi appetizer (wonderful!)
and this Ahi Salad as my entrée.

My camera phone flash doesn't really do this gorgeous salad justice!
And it was very good.

My husband had the Calamari appetizer, and though I only had a bite,
he assured me it was the best calamari dish he'd ever had.
For his entrée, he had Chicken Sweet Basil Fettuccine Alfredo (with the chicken on
the side, since he is a vegetarian...lol). He enjoyed the fettuccine very much.

For dessert we shared the Risotto Cheese Cake with Ginger Crust.
We both loved it!

There was live jazz music,
though I did not get the name of the singer with the beautiful voice.
It was a nice accompaniment to dinner, as we were seated only a couple
of tables away in a back booth.

I think we will definitely go there again soon.
My husband's birthday and our anniversary are in early June.
And looks like, from their website, we were just ahead of enjoying the
Summer Light Luna Bar Menu
I have a hankering for some Fish and Chips. ;-)

Chef Steven Shultz is also hoping to be one of the final two contestants
in the Iron Chef Tucson Culinary Experience in late June,
so I definitely placed my vote for him online.

If you haven't tried Luna Bella, I do recommend it!

How did you celebrate your last birthday?

Happy Creating!
~stephanie~

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