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Monday, November 1, 2010

Baby, It's You

We recently celebrated our anniversary at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. It is a beautiful and relaxing place. They have a champagne breakfast every Sunday as well as a daily Afternoon High Tea. There is also a spa and tennis courts on the grounds.


We had drinks and appetizers in the Tap Room which boasts "an upscale twist on traditional bar favorites". Our Lobster Corn Dogs, pictured above, arrived sticking out of salt block. Just like the name implies, they were pieces of lobster rolled in a slightly sweet corn batter and gently fried to perfection. They were served not with ketchup but rather a zesty mango chutney.


My wonderful husband arranged to have this lovely plate of chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in the room when we got back after our night out. You can see the upper left corner is missing from the Happy Anniversary chocolate card. That's because I had to break a piece off while exclaiming, "Is it all chocolate!!?!!?" (it was) before we took the picture. The strawberries were dipped in a generous, thick layer of semi-sweet chocolate and then rolled in rice krispie-like balls or finely crushed peanuts. We ate it all....the strawberries, the chocolate card and even the piece of chocolate affixed to the plate to prop up the card...simply divine!

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