We celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary tonight with dinner at Goldfinch Tavern…
…a walk around Seattle downtown and Pike Place Market – something we don’t do enough – and a night without kids at Thompson Hotel, which was designed by our friends at Olson Kundig. They even upgraded our room to a suite with a great view:
We got furniture for the mezzanine at the brewery recently so Gay decided to christen it with her very own birthday party. The kids, Jon and Megan’s daughter and two of Kevin’s kids stayed at our house with Chloe. We had sliders from Anchor End, one of our food trucks, a lot of appetizers prepared by Gay, Optimism beer and 50 of our friends at the brewery. No photos though!
Gay is 48 today. Gay had the day off for her birthday and I left the brewery a little early for our 5:45pm dinner reservation at Salare. I wasn’t expecting much from the restaurant given our disappointing dinner several months ago at the chef’s newer and (surprisingly) highly-acclaimed June Baby. The food was excellent.
This was the first time the kids seemed to enjoy being at a restaurant without playing games or drawing. They participated in our conversation and were even adventurous food-wise, trying things they wouldn’t normally taste and picking something other than pasta. That is except for Eva, who loves pasta so much that one day she will turn into pasta. This feels like one of those occasions that I will look back and realize our kids took a significant step towards being grown-ups.