This week is Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. So Norm and I made a reservation a Sway which happens to be in the Hyatt Regency, which happens to be where Norm did his training prior to his hotel opening, so he has become friends with the Chefs there.
When we got to our table, we were greeted by this:
I didn't think too much about it. I figured maybe the Executive Chef had ordered us some champagne to celebrate Norm's restaurant opening... Then Norm gave me a card. The card he had been carrying around which he had said was a thank you card for the Executive Chef. I was so confused. Then he tells me "happy anniversary, Love!" then it all clicked.
Did you order this champagne?
Did you tell Chef that we were coming for our anniversary?
How long have you planned this?
None of your business
It takes a lot to surprise me - because I always manage to ruin every single surprise.
Then we proceeded with an amazing dinner and excellent service:
|Mini Biscuits and Cornbread |
Butter & Tomato Jam
|Creamy Smoked Blue Ridge Mountain Trout|
|Roasted Lamb Rack|
Grits and Figs
|Blackened Tuna |
Peach Chutney & Strawberry Salad
|Flat Iron Steak|
Onion Rings and Scalloped Potatoes
|Lobster Mac and Cheese|
Taking a break before dessert
They made us a mini wedding cake that was layered with strawberries
Cake was paired with a tasting of ALL of the High Road ice cream flavors they offer. These are the flavors click to enlarge picture and read all the flavors!:
And this is what it looked like. My favorite was the Mango Chile Lime Sorbet and Norm's was the Bourbon Burnt Sugar:
An on that note, we add another year (or ten) to this life we chose to lead together and another wonderful meal and memory shared.