We aren’t big on giving each other gifts on so-called ‘special’ days — birthdays, christmas, anniversaries — we prefer to share in an experience or a good meal over giving each other things. For our anniversary this year, we decided to use some miles and go to Puerto Rico (bonus: it’s considered a domestic flight) and just relax, eat well, and not think about much else except being together. We had an amazing time. One day I’ll get around to posting photos.
The actual day of our anniversary (Oct 23, late as usual on this post) we had reservations at Bryan Voltaggio’s Volt for something called “Table 21” or the chef’s table tasting menu. Traffic was horiffic — we anticipated that we were going to be 30 minutes late and totally be *those people* (they seat everyone at the same time since there are only 8 seats). I was in pretty crappy mood the entire drive.
We ended up arriving 15 minutes late – still dbaggy, but at least it wasn’t 30 minutes. We parked the car, scurried to the restaurant in the freezing cold, and immediately went to the bar and ordered a drink. After that, things got much better.
As for the food–everything tasted so fresh, looked so beautiful, and was so playful. We all oohed and ahhed when each dish arrived and then simultaneously exclaimed “yum” or “wow” or “ohmygod” with our tablemates when taking our first bites. I didn’t think I was going to make it through all 21 courses (I was dying by #15), but of course I did. How could I not? It was definitely an amazing experience and a memorable meal. (PS: No Voltaggio sighting, but his Sous, Graeme, was there)
I can’t believe it’s been three years since we were married. It seems like yesterday and forever ago both at the same time. So much has happened in such a short time — we’ve changed jobs, moved across country, bought a home, and explored so many new places. We have encountered sickness, sadness, frustrations, and loss. We have argued and we have laughed over said arguments.
We’ve experienced better, worse, richer, poorer, sickness and health — we have grown so much together in these past three years.
Happy Anniversary and then some, Hubs. These past few years with you have been the best.