My last post detailed the little gathering we had last Sunday night to celebrate Heather’s birthday. That just didn’t feel like it was quite enough, though. On Saturday night we went out on the town and gave Heather a more proper birthday celebration; one that did not include our friend Fudgie The Whale.
Our evening started at Feng in Hartford for sushi and cocktails (nothing says celebration to me better than sushi). Here’s a much better picture of Heather than the last one (not that she ever saw it, because she doesn’t read my blog – whose fault is that?). Give the girl a drink and you’ll get a smile. Works every time!
The food was awesome and the mood was relaxed. I really like Feng a lot. It’s the second time I’ve been there and both times I’ve had a really great experience. It’s the perfect place for a birthday celebration.
We ended up just deciding to do an assortment of rolls to pick at – including the Green Peace roll, which is one of the most interesting rolls I’ve ever had. It has “Asparagus, Avocado, Cucumber, Mango, Sun-Dried Tomato, Kiwi, with Strawberry and Yamata Sauces”. I’ll be honest. I was a little worried about it, but it ended up being great. And it’s what the birthday girl wanted; and what the birthday girl wants, the birthday girl gets! We also ordered an Autumn of Connecticut roll which was probably my favorite with “Spicy Alaskan King Crab, Salmon, Avocado,Yuzu Masago, Wasabi Pepper and Momiji Sauces”. Then we got a few more standard ones – Eel with avocado, a California Roll and a Tuna Roll. Everything was wonderful.
Dinner was followed up by a trip to City Steam for a few pitchers of beer (Acapulco Gold – an IPA and then the Summer Stout) and nachos (yes, we ate again – don’t judge)… and a Lisa’s Pie for Heather.
Standard Nachos (don’t ask why they’re Standard – inside joke)