Graham's Birthday Dinner
Well as my last post was about making Graham's birthday cake decorations, this one is a nice follow up with that following evening.
Graham said he wanted to go to the Rivington Grill. None of us had ever been so it seemed like a nice idea and Graham, being the birthday boy got to chose. The restaurant is located in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, which is a nice little area, and very pretty to walk round.
Its a very pretty area. The bar itself was very nice, decoration was minimalistic with a beach-y feel. Lots of white.
The first little treat that arrived was oysters. Nancy rather likes oysters, and ordered enough so that I could try one. It was a new experience I must say. Lots of dithering and embarrassing on my part. I had to try about three times before actually trying to swallow it. I think the table got a giggle from my deliberating.
I managed it though! Graham and I were on the cocktails. I ordered a Mai Tai which was very nice.
However after trying Grahams Mojito I had terrible drink envy. His was better, but I suppose the birthday boy deserves the better drink, or at least not have me pinching sips when he wasn't looking.
The main course arrived and I unfortunately forgot to take any pictures. Sorry, I was distracted by yummy food! I did have a few nice snaps of Nancy and Graham. Seb is always elusive to photograph, for all the photos he takes, he seems to dislike being in them. I did manage to snap one of him though.
A very nice shot of Nancy here :)
A nice one of the cheeky birthday boy, and a slightly less cheeky one.
Seb being distracted by a coke rather than covering his face with his hand. Makes a nice change.
The night was topped off with a sticky toffee pudding and an Irish coffee. Again I don't seem to have the knack of getting the camera out before the food starts to disappear. It was rather nice, the sauce would have been a sweet pudding on its own if you had it in a
little pot. That may be my sweet tooth talking though.
The Irish coffee was stunning, strong but in a good way. It warmed you right up, if only this had been in the UK. The effect was a little lost in the UAE under the air conditioner.
It was a very nice evening. Nice food and a very pleasant atmosphere but the main thing was the company. It's always lovely to be back with my family and it was great to be here for a birthday.