Happy 28th birthday to me! (Cooper’s Hawk Birthday Party)
My 28th birthday party at Cooper's Hawk Restaurant
So, I am old now. I just turned 28. Honestly 28 is a really hard number to say. But whatever, I still look 16 and will be turning 22 for the rest of my life anyways… Monday night some very good friends met me for a 28th birthday dinner at Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant and Winery.
JoeJoe and Alina went skiing over the weekend and they were so wonderful to make sure everyone got back on time so that they could come to my Cooper’s Hawk birthday party. And I was really happy that Meredith and Joe were feeling better and that Walter and Nadia came out twice! (I had had a party over the weekend because it was the weekend, going out to Wilde for Irish pub food and Guthrie’s to play board games.)
The staff at Cooper’s Hawk sat us in the barrel room, their little private dining room, so we were surrounded by the barrels of wine as we ate. It was very nice as I didn’t request any such thing. I felt so special! It was great because it was not only a great little room we also had our privacy so we could talk and talk and talk.
I had a dessert wine flight (it’s my birthday I can drink four glasses of dessert wine with dinner if I want to). The flight consisted of blackberry, rhubarb, plum, and peach wines. They were all delicious.
We split some lobster potato skins (LOBSTER on a POTATO SKIN!) and chicken lettuce wraps, and I had a delicious pasta with cheesy sauce and spinach and portobello mushrooms.
They brought me out some yummy chocolates and everyone sang. And then we ordered a few more desserts to share…
My actual birthday dinner was a really nice low-key night of great food, better wine, and even better friends.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out on Saturday for my party in the city or Monday for my Cooper’s Hawk birthday party, or who wished me a happy 28th birthday!
Thank you Walter and Meredith for taking the photos of me 🙂 (I never get photos of me)
p.s. Fun fact: did you know that because of this whole inauguration on January 20 thing I was alive for one day of the Carter administration?