The weekend started off right with dinner at Crop Bar and Bistro for JV's fabulous birthday. I had yet to dine at Crop since they moved to Ohio City from the Warehouse District and their space is breath taking to say the least. Their food has always been good, but they kicked it up a notch.
I was truly impressed with everything, their drinks, food and friendly service. Especially the gals who let our original bar group of eight have a table in the restaurant. They must have really liked us too because we got complimentary crab cakes, and a couple extra birthday desserts for JV as you can see below.
The beautiful birthday girl JV posing with all her desserts and Allison.
Those desserts, OH MY GOODNESS. That waffle and tart cherry one? I'm still dreaming about it. I quite frankly can't wait to go back for more because they are killing it over at Crop.
After dinner Allison, JV, Shibani and Nick walked over to Bier Markt for more fun, more friends joining us and bottles and bottles of my favorite beer ever Kasteel Rouge.
Allison and I at Bier Markt drinking Kasteel Rouge, I'm positive I also got her hooked.
Saturday was a low key day filled with cleaning, laundry, work, Just Dancing and babysitting CK's little one. Quite the opposite of Friday night, but just as good.
Sunday brought a matinee of Disney on Ice Dare to Dream (aka Princesses everywhere) with CK and his little one. I'm not sure who had more fun, me or the 4-year-old because I was singing along to every song and "wahooed" when Ariel skated out in the finale.
Sunday also brought CK wining and dining me with Stoli Doli's from The Treehouse and bottle of red and gourmet food at Lolita - dates? duck meatballs? strip steak? braised lamb gnocchi? bottle of true grit? YES PLEASE.
Sadly Jaffurs Syrah isn't on the menu anymore, but this Parducci Petite Sirah hit the spot.
Wined and dined indeed.
Happy Tuesday, kids!