Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First Anniversary Dinner

Dear Friends,

Can you believe it has already been one year since my husband Kris and I were married? We had a terrific day yesterday reminiscing about our very special day. A day we enjoyed with our close friends and family. We were married on Sunday, August 14  at a local vineyard on the eastern end of Long Island.

Yesterday, we enjoyed looking through our wedding album together and watched a photo montage on DVD that my cousin made for us. We also looked at pictures from our honeymoon and additional photos that friends and family gave us from our wedding celebration. Our venue and all of the details were so spectacular! We remember how much food we had left over and how we enjoyed looking at our wedding photos and eating part of the wedding cake when we arrived home from our honeymoon. We went on a ten day trip to Disney World for our honeymoon! We had such a fun time; we visited again last December and hope to visit together again soon.

Me (Kris didn't want to be pictured)
For our one year anniversary dinner, we dined at The Living Room, c/o Maidstone in East Hampton, NY. The Maidstone Arms is a beautiful hotel, with nineteen rooms and cottages on the property. The restaurant was exquisite. The staff was attentive, friendly, personable and the delicious food truly reflected the impeccable service. I was blown away right from the start.

We first enjoyed their unbelievable bread. It was served warm with I believe a dill butter. Kris drank Chardonnay and I had a non-alcoholic peach mojito.

Next we both split their goat cheese ravioli appetizer: "Peas and Carrots" Tender sweet peas and
Laura Chenel goat cheese ravioli in carrot broth with shaved aged goat cheese. Next, as a toast to our anniversary, they gave us two mini shrimp skagens with clinatro and sliced cherry tomatoes. 

Goat Cheese Ravioli

Kris ordered the Roasted heritage chicken with potato pureé, spring vegetables and marjoram jus and I had the local fluke in a golden potato crust with lemon dill butter, carrot custard and Balsam Farms spinach.

We would have ordered dessert had we not had the wedding cake at home. There were so many to choose from. But we will certainly be back to try one...or two!

Our waitress suggested some fantastic specials, including a corn chowder and striped sea bass. As this was our first time dining at The Living Room, we wished to stick to what was offered on the menu.

The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert as well as a bar/lounge menu and a menu exclusively for canine guests! As a Scandinavian restaurant with c/o Hotels hailing from Stockholm (with the management also being from Sweden), the menu offers various traditional Swedish recipes, including Swedish pancakes with lingonberry jam as well Swedish meatballs (Köttbullar) and Scandinavian 'Toast Skagen'. The Living Room as well as the hotel is open year round. Be sure to dine in and visit if you are ever in the area! I hope to visit for brunch in the near future.

After dinner we each had a generous slice of our wedding cake! It was tasty though it was definitely on its way out. What I intend to do is surprise my husband at one point with a cake from the bakery that made our wedding cake, Create-A-Cake. It would have the same filling and type of cake with a different color fondant icing!

We had vanilla and chocolate mousse filling!

Tell me about your anniversary celebration! Do you have any special traditions or place that you had or would like to visit?

Yellow cake with ivory fondant icing

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