Saturday, March 18, 2017

GREGG'S 70TH BIRTHDAY


Gregg joked this morning that he is now the Village Elder.  Happy Birthday My Love!



It is 5.04 p.m. and starting out late, as is our way these days, we drove over to Tysons at about two o'clock.  It's a bit of a drive but always worth it, especially today.  Lovely time, starting off with a meal at Seasons 52.  We had a very nice waiter and the food was excellent. (This is our second time here. First was with our son and Gregg's sister when she was in town and wanted to do some shopping afterwards.  The mall here is very popular and the restaurant is inside the mall.) 

Gregg ordered the scallops and I the rainbow trout.  Menu here.  I like the fact that they have the calories for each meal.   Wasn't paying much attention to them for this special meal, but thankfully everything we ordered was reasonable.

We shared an appetizer, the Shrimp Scampi Skillet which I forgot to take a photo of.  It was on what they called bomba rice, which was different and very tasty.  



Gregg's Caramelized Sea Scallops that came on a narrow plate, accompanied with rice and asparagus.



My order of Wood-Grilled, Boneless Rainbow Trout with crushed potatoes, heritage carrots, and a grilled lemon.


My other personality took over (my non-introverted side) and I told the waiter it was Gregg's 70th birthday.  He was very sweet and offered him a complimentary glass of champagne.  Gregg declined but then was offered a complimentary dessert, which he accepted. 



We were to choose one each of these pretty concoctions served in small glass containers, which was the right size for us.  None of the portions were over the top, just the right amount.   We probably wouldn't have eaten a desert otherwise.   Gregg's choice was a key lime pie concoction (neglected to take a photo) and mine......



 was flavored with chocolate and espresso. 



Their coffee was very good and you can see I am enjoying it.




 During his meal Gregg was happy to receive several Happy Birthday messages.  He returned calls after we were out of the restaurant but sent texts telling everyone he was enjoying his birthday meal.  He is answering one to our son here.




Back home and Gregg is watching his basketball game.  It has been a great day.  On Monday evening we celebrate again with our son and daughter-in-law.



68 comments:

  1. A very happy birthday to Gregg.
    Love that you had one celebration and will continue to have more.

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  2. Happy birthday to Gregg! You had such a wonderful time with delicious meals!
    Wonderful day to you!

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    1. Thank you Tomoko, we certainly did. Wonderful day to you also :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Gregg! And may I say that you do not look anywhere NEAR 70!! The food all looks so good, especially the trout with vegetables. The little desserts and coffee look perfect. And best of all, I get to see you, Denise. I don't remember you ever showing yourself in a post before!

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    1. Thank you Ginny and that first comment will make him very happy :) Photos are far and few between I guess Ginny, I usually prefer to be behind the camera :)))

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  4. Happy birthday to Greg. You had a super place to eat.

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  5. Happy Birthday Greg! May 70 be a fantastic year for you and it looks like you got off on a good start with such a fabulous meal!

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    1. Thanks likeschocolate, appreciate the lovely sentiments.

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  6. awww, how sweet!! happy birthday to your wonderful partner in life. i would have gotten the scallops and i love when they are served like that on a long narrow plate!!!

    yummy desserts, those shooters have become popular and for me, it's just the right amount!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, it was all very prettily presented must say.

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  7. Happy Birthday from Europe.
    Your portions of meal are much bigger than here in Europe

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    1. Thank you Gosia. The two desserts we chose thankfully were small.

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  8. My mouth started watering as soon as I started looking at the photos. Happy, happy birthday Gregg! What a fabulous place to celebrate his birthday!

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    1. Thank you Kay. It was a lot of fun.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Gregg! So nice to see photos of you both enjoying your special meal. The food looks absolutely delicious. I would have loved the dessert you chose! Your coffee looks good too.

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    1. Thank you Mildred :) it was all wonderful.

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  10. Hi Denise and looks a wonderful celebration, Happy Birthday Gregg. your catching me up!! Food also looks delicious, super desserts. All the best, John

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    1. Thank you John :) All the best, Denise

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  11. both of your dinners look really really good to me but my most favorite thing is YOUR DESSERT.. wow does that look good. Happy belated birthday

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    1. Thanks Sandra, birthday wishes passed on. The dessert was incredible :)

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  12. Belated birthday greetings to Greg. Lucky man having all those goodies to choose from but what's a birthday for if you can't have something tasty to eat.

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    1. Thank you Valerie, Gregg is enjoying all his birthday wishes this week. I agree, caution to the winds for birthday treats :)

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    1. Thank you Francisco, a hug and a good day to you also :)

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  14. A very Happy Birthday to your Gregg!! It is lovely, to be the Village Elder!

    But 'Elder', at only 70? What would my husband be... At 83??????? LOL

    Don't they "do" food presentation, in a wonderful way, when out to eat? Almost don't want to disturb the "picture." :-)

    Actually, my husband, who since he retired, is the "Resident Chef," loves to cook. And loves to make his cooking, into a presentation. I would never have the patience but.........

    Again, Happy Birthday to the Village Elder!

    Luna Crone

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    1. Thank you LC, and I agree. Maybe a Junior Elder? ;)))) Food presentation is always so pretty at these places and I know what you mean. Your hubby and mine would get on well, as now that he is retired Gregg loves to get in the kitchen more and more.

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  15. Belated birthday wishes to Gregg :)

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  16. 70th - a great milestone. Happy BD Gregg. Fish entrees looked superb. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Sending you belated birthday wishes Gregg from Devon.

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    1. Thank you SeagullSuzie, lovely to catch up with you today :)

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  18. Happy Birthday Gregg!!! What a great-looking meal, too.

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  19. Happy Birthday Gregg . Looking good guys ! Have a good day and Happy Spring .

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    1. Hi Country Gal and thank you. The same to you.

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  20. Hello again Denise, Belated birthday greetings to Gregg,... and I can see that you had a wonderful meal in celebration. All the food does look delicious.

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    1. Thank you Breathtaking, it was a wonderful celebration.

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    1. Thank you Pam, Gregg is going to be reading all these birthday wishes. I know they will give him a big smile.

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  22. Happy birthday to the Village Elder. Looks like a great celebration. Glad the celebrations will continue.

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    1. Thank you Ellen and the Village Elder really appreciates the good wishes :)

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  23. Happy 70th birthday to Gregg! The dinner and dessert look delicious. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! And the same to you :)

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    1. A big thank you from the Birthday Boy :)

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  25. Happy birthday, Gregg.
    Aloha from Hawaii.

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    1. Thank you Gigi, maybe one of these years he will be able to celebrate his birthday in Hawaii. We're working on it :)

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  26. Happy Birthday to your hubby, Gregg!!! Seafood is always a winner with me, yum! I love shrimp scampi!
    Happy days to you!
    hugs,
    Marie

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    1. Hi Marie, thank you so much. We more often than not order seafood. Happy day to you too, with hugs, Denise :)

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  27. Happy Birthday! Glad I caught this before the day was over....looks like a delicious meal!

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  28. Happy birthday to Gregg! Your dessert looks and sounds wonderful. I like the small servings like that, don't find them often.

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    1. Thank you Patti. I find those small servings a very welcome change :)

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  29. Lovely celebration! That definitely sounds like our kind of restaurant. Happy B-Lated B-D to your handsome husband.

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    1. Thank you Sally, he is enjoying all his birthday wishes.

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  30. Sending belated Happy Birthday wishes to Gregg here on the blog, Denise, as unsure whether or not he received the text message sent s day ahead. Looks like a wonderful celebration with delicious food and great company!

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    1. Thank you for Gregg's birthday wishes Beatrice. He nor I remember getting a text message but certainly do appreciate the thought.

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  31. Looks like a wonderful way to celebrate!

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  32. Happy Birthday Gregg! Another year younger because you certainly look younger than your age. :)

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    1. Thank you Penelope and what a nice thing to say, and he is counting down his birthdays now - next year he will be 69 :)

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