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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Birthday At Beacon

Last night was my honey's Birthday! We both had to work during the day but for dinner we chose to celebrate at Beacon in Tokyo. The restaurant was opened by a chef-friend of mine a few years ago, and I've been meaning to go over there for ages. This seemed like a good time.

I made a reservation for two and told them it was a birthday dinner. They promised to prepare a birthday plate for dessert, candle and message included.

I know the owners, and some staff so it was fun to be at place where people know us. And they treated us really well.

The interior is chic but warm. Nice colors, great lighting. comfortable seating. Lots of dark wood and sophisticated touches.

For dinner we decided, having just gotten back from Texas- to order seafood instead of steaks.
We shared an amazing appetizer to start off the night.

Goat cheese strudel with fresh tomato sauce
The puff pastry wrapper was light and crunchy, the tomatoes both sweet and salty, and some delicious piping hot goat cheese. Totally YUM.

Hubby had
Pancetta wrapped pan-roasted scallops with seasonal vegetables. He said quite tasty, I forgot to ask for a bite as I was focused on my own dish; Local swordfish steak with lemon risotto. I found the tastes and textures to be very well balanced. My swordfish was a bit salty. But the sweet corn and zucchini I had on the side was so tasty.

For the birthday dessert we shared the
Peach crumble with vanilla ice cream.

And throughout the meal we truly enjoyed a terrific bottle of
Flowers, Sonoma Coast, California 2006.

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