Finally getting this up. Sorry for taking so long.
My Birthday dinner was at this Italian restaurant, Tosca, near the White House. Expensive yes, but totally worth every penny. Delicious going down. Not so much coming back up when I got sick that night because I had some sort of bug, but still worth it.
Cindy & Hieu…matchy matchy with their outfits and their Asian cuteness.
I had to get the salad of the day because it was house-made salami, arugula & frisee salad with almonds, chunks of parmigiano reggiano and a lemon vinaigrette. So good.
We all got a half order of pasta as an appetizer because this place makes all of their pasta by hand in house. How could you pass that up?
I had Carrot Papardelle with a Rabbit Ragout
Rem had Ravioli filled with Roasted Veal.
For the main course, I had Sea Bass. This was the best part of my meal. At least until…they surprised me with dessert.
Rem had Veal dusted with Almonds served with Baby Beets and Brussel Sprouts.
Best Tiramisu ever…like ever ever. They topped it with a zabaglione sauce. How could that be wrong???? You tell me. Clearly I’m happy about it.
After dinner we took a stroll by the White House to snap some pictures.
The next day was our last full day in D.C. Even though I was sick, I was determined to make it to IKEA, so we spent almost the entire morning driving and shopping there. I love IKEA…wish Knoxville would get with it and bring one here. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of that adventure. I do, however, have pictures from our next adventure…Arlington Cemetery. Yep, that’s right, dead famous people and soldiers. Pretty cool and made me feel pretty patriotic.
They do a changing of the guards ceremony every hour at the Tomb of the Unknown. Very powerful in the rain because these soldiers stand out in the weather for hours. Apparently they wouldn’t even quit their post when offered refuse due to a coming hurricane several years ago. That is what I call serious dedication.