Monday, August 22, 2011

Birthday dinner @ Lüke!


For my B-day the hubs took me to celebrity chef John Besh's restaurant called Lüke.



pâté of rabbit and quail livers, shrimp in a cup and flammnkuchen

The pate with rabbit and quail was a bit different as I'm use to duck and chicken liver.  It was definitely a distinct difference in taste it was yummy but I definitely think I prefer duck or chicken liver.  The shrimp in the cup was delicious!  They were puffy fried shrimp with like a light tempera battering but it was coated in this spicy mayo sauce which was really surprising.  The flammnkuchen is essentially a German pizza it an thin onion tart with pancetta, caraway and Emmenthaler cheese.

Champagne and fresh peach purée

Ok so those of you that follow my blog know that I don't drink but I figured what the heck it's my birthday. It was SOOO strong.. hahaha.. I actually had to order a lemonade and then added the lemonade into my champagne to make it fruitier. HAHA. I know I'm pathetic.



The little sides that came with the pate were SO yummy though.  They were like little palette cleansers to offset the richness of the pate.  Pickles, Cactus, Pluots and a stone ground mustard.




The hubs and I split a 12 oz. ribeye and maine lobster.  It was a good thing we decided to split our main entree because quite honestly we were both starting to feel totally full just from the appetizers alone.  Hahaha. The lobster was SOOO yummy it was SO sweet didn't even need butter.  But I thought it was really cute how they brought out our entrees on carving boards and had little sauce pans for the steak sauce and butter.

Bread Pudding w/ Vanilla Ice Cream

OMG THIS WAS SO GOOD!!!!!  The ice cream was made in house and you could totally tell that it was freshly churned at the restaurant.  But the star was the bread pudding.  It was crazy rich and decadent it almost took on an eggy custard dessert.  Complete with sugar coated pecans in a rich bourban sauce.  IT.WAS.SINFULLY.DECADENT.


I'm officially 28 years old!! 
YIKES!
 hahaha. 
Cheers to a new year and starting our journey in Europe! 
Can't wait to see what the year will hold :)

81 comments:

  1. Happy birthday!! You look beautiful and don't go crazy with the alcoholic lemonade...lol! Happy 28, you look closer to 21 :)

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  2. Happy birthday !! Looks like an amazing meal !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  3. Happy birthday Lisa! I hope you had a fantastic time celebrating :)

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  4. Happy birthday beautiful and funny Lisa!!! For your birthday, I'll do something for you. :)

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  5. 28 years young!! Happy Birthday Lisa! You looked gorgeous and oh how wonderful all that food is. My mouth is drooling for steak and lobster now.. mmmmmm. Can you believe I'd never tried pate? I'm not sure if I'd like it. I'm not a huge fan of liver. I'd still love to try it one day though. And OMG tht bread pudding with ice cream, double yummers.

    Hahah I can't believe you put lemonade in champagne.. lol. it's okay though, I'm sure it was fruity and delish.

    Here's a another fabulous year of YOU! Love ya.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  6. I love your cardigan! Where did you get that?

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR!!!! eeek I love John Besh hehe celebrity chef restaurants are always so fun lolll

    i love how you're "used to duck and chicken liver" HAHA i don't think i'll ever utter those words XD

    and omg that bread pudding!!! glad to know you're a bread pudding fanatic like meee =D

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  8. A BIG FAT kiss:****

    for the BIRTHDAY BABE<3

    your are just so so so very ADORABLE and the FOOD... my goshhh... your blog always have lovely photographs of AWESOME food which is just so INCREDIBLE... i love quails they are delicious:)

    but you look like a nice cream cake, i am surprised you hubby hasn't gobbled you yup yet!!! heehee...

    and i have to say that i love coming to your blog and visiting your posts they are just so AMAZING and i feel like i get to know you more each time i stop by... unlike many girls who can be pretentious and mean just cause they wearing all designers... you are just so HUMBLE and SWEET and someone who shares the joy... i read every single line of that interview you did with the other blogger. it was amazing <3

    anyways, have a lovely week ahead xoxoxoxo

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  9. Happy Birthday gorgeous!! Such a lovely evening and those food just makes my mouth water!

    Still and always love your blog xoxo

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  10. Happy Birthday!

    There is something so endearing and real about you. I hope all your dreams and wishes come true.

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  11. Happy Birthday Lisa!! You look beautiful girl! <3 I'm glad you had a great bday dinner with the hubby! :D

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  12. happy birthday! Lisa u are having such a great life, happy for u! :)

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  13. Happy Birthday! You're so lucky to be in Europe. I am ITCHING to visit.

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  14. Happy Birthday! Welcome to EU!
    Oooh the lovely food I'm drooling!!!

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  15. having good time...
    http://silenceriver.blogspot.com/

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  16. oh wow, u have the most amazing food adventures ever!

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  17. you looks beautiful, babe! what a beautiful outfit! <333 happy birthday again, darling!

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  18. Food again??! You are making me very hungry! Like I said before, whenever I visit, i always see either delicious food or a new designer item ;-)
    Everything looks divine...including you!

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  19. Great birthday dinner! And yes - happy birthday :)

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  20. Happy birthday gorgeous! The food looks absolutely amazing... I'm super jealous right now.

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And it's more like 28 years young haha, you honestly look like you're in your early twenties! OMGOSH the food looks so good and I don't even eat seafood! Looks like it was another spectacular food adventure and a great night :) best of luck with your travels and your new life!!!

    xxCindy

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  22. Happy Birthday!!! You look gorgeous and so happy! Wish you lots of happiness and love! :)

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  23. Happy Birthday!!! You look gorgeous! :D

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  24. Happy Birthday, Lisa! The food looks so yummy especially the dessert. My birthday is coming soon..not sure what I am going to do yet =)

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  25. Happy Birthday! The food looks delicious!

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  26. Happy belated bday <3 don't worry you look no where close to 28 =D

    I love the presentation, very different, and omg i want some of that bread pudding now =0 *drool

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  27. Happy Belated Birthday, Lisa!! Looks like a fabulous dinner!
    Oh, I don't drink either! Can't stand the taste of alcohol. I never thought of mixing lemonade before, I might do that the next time I'm forced to drink :D

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  28. Lisa, belated happy day of birth! You are a gorgeous, gorgeous sight! Your birthday din din looks absolutely fantastic and decadent! I go weak in the knees for bread pudding, even more so for THAT kind of bread pudding!

    Happy birthday!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  29. Happy birthday girlie, 28 is a new 18 ;). You look fantastic, I stopped worrying about numbers long time ago. I mean, as long as you look and feel good, numbers are just numbers (that's what I try to fool myself anyway..hehe)

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  30. It looks like a totally amazing night!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  31. Happy Birthday Lisa!! The dinner looked delicious and jealous your going to Europe! I just know your going to come back with great adventures and lots of great shoes and bags :)

    http://redsolesandredwine.com

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  32. Happy birthday girl!!!!! looks like you had a great one with your hubby! many awesome years to come with him and your journey in Europe!

    PS. I cant drink either! I would do the same thing! :D

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  33. Happy Birthday! Another great year up ahead!

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  34. oh cool john besh! i remember him from the next iron chef! hehe.

    everything looks delish! happy birthday!

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  35. everytime i read your blog, im convinced you have the greatest husband in the world. happy 28th, cant wait to hear about europe!!!

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  36. Happy birthday!! Looks so yummy~ I hope you enjoyed yourself.

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  37. Happy Birthday! Looked like you had a nice time :) and the food looks delicious!!

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  38. Happy birthday beautiful! you look amazing, and all that food looks great!
    i hope you had an awesome birthday, 28 is nothing! Still a hot mama!

    can't wait till we find out what your hubs gave you hahaha

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  39. Happy birthday and you look amazing!
    Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment =)

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  40. Happiest of birthdays to you Lisa!!! Hope you and the hubs had an amazing time and I LOVED your outfit! Wishing you an amazing 28th year and all the best on your European adventure! xo

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  41. Wow we're about the same age! I'll be 28 in December. :P

    Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a great one. The restaurant is fabulous and all that food looks and sounds delicious. And you and your hubby are SO CUTE. Hehe. xoxo

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  42. awww enjoy europe and happy birthday!!

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  43. yay, happy birthday!!! :D

    that is some meal, wow! i love how you described everything, it was like i also tasted the food. ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  44. Did I already wish you a happy birthday?! I'm so sorry if I didn't. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LISA! Gosh you're old. KIDDING :) We're the same age ;)

    All your food posts are so drool-worthy and this one is no exception!

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  45. love your necklace, and food looks sooo yummy! :)
    great blog, wanna follow each other?
    xxx
    N

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  46. happy birthday lisa! like the photo of your hubby holding a piece of toasted bread. is he trying to use it as a mask?

    all the food looks tasty. i'm not a huge fan of liver. i've only eaten them in asian cuisine though. not sure how it taste in others.

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  47. Happy Birthday Lisa! You look very cheery and happy in your pictures. =]

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  48. girl you dont even look a day over 25!

    happy birthday you gorgeous gal!

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  49. Happy, happy birthday Lisa!! You look so beautiful and I do love that lacy cardigan and hairstyle. Yay for the yummy food! Speaking of Maine lobsters, have you ever visited Maine? I just found out about soft-shell lobsters and am super amped about a future visit :)

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  50. Happy birthday!! It is kind of scary approaching thirty, huh? I just had my 28th back in June. So weird!

    Those cutting boards are such a cool idea!! And the ice cream looks amazing!!

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  51. I just found your blog. I look forward to reading more often. love the pizza.
    Happy Birthday

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  52. OH HAPPY BIRTHDAY! That food looks sooooo good!!! Yummo!!

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  53. Happy belated birthday! Have a lovely (and safe!) year!

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  54. 28 years old- geez, start looking at nursing homes now Lisa- JUST JOKING! You are so young, have your whole life ahead of you with many more restaurants to try and bags to buy! Hope that you had a super duper birthday!!

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  55. Happy birthday lisa! the food looks delicious as always. and you look beautiful ..as always.

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  56. Hey girl - Happy Belated!

    That meal looked so awesome. I loved the line-up of pates and who wouldn't love shrimp in a freakin cup??

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  57. happy birthday lisa! :) everything looks so good and you & the hubs look like you had a great time.

    p.s. i'm still older than you so don't worry LOL! :)

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  58. Happy belated birthday. The food looks amazing! It's cute that you had to cut the champagne. Your outfit is girly and cute too.

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  59. hey girl! happy belated birthday!!! as always, you have me drooling with all that nommy food! xx

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  60. Happy belated, Lisa! You looked gorgeous. =D Omg, that food is sooo decadent! And I remember you saying you are a bread pudding expert too so you know I'm taking notes...haha.

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  61. happy birthday! I turned 28 this month too...honestly, turning 25 was scarier than 28...i'm actually looking forward to hitting the 30 mark! weird, i know

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  62. Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a great one! I love pate and I'm used to only duck and chicken liver ones, so rabbit sounds interesting! :D

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  63. Happy birthday! That meal looks absolutely amazing!!!

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  64. Lisa, looks like you and I share the same birthday!! Except that I'm exactly a decade older :)

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  65. I like your necklace! Wonderful!:)

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  66. wow happy birthday! and wow look like a great day and the foos looks realy yummy!
    Mi_Mi
    x
    mi-miworld.blogspot.com/

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  67. Yummy. You are just a baby still. : )

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  68. Happy birthdat!! You look so pretty in the pic! xo -Taj

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  69. Happy birthday! Looks like a delicious dinner!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  70. Happy Birthday Lady! You look super pretty and that meal looks insane! Rabbit and quail pate? Yup, sure does sound different!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  71. omg hwo come i missed out on this post and only saw the one above? :/ anyway the food looks yum! and your husband is such a sweetie :3

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  72. happy happy birthday!!! Great outfit!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  73. Just saw your awesome giveaway, Lisa! Love the bling but for some reason I can never pull off bold pieces. Maybe I'm just not cool enough. T_T Anyways, good luck to everyone! =D

    Omg, she yelled that?! I can't believe that article left that out. I mean, she practically coined the term!! And thank you for sharing that news segment. WOW!! @_@

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  74. Happy birthday! I never would've guessed you were 28 ;) The flammnkuchen looks so good, I'm a sucker for pizza and this is similar enough to be wonderful. The ooey gooey cheese looks unhealthy but oh so gooood. :D

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  75. yay - you made it to Luke! i love luke - we had my sister's bday dinner there a few months back.

    i am now starving for pate at 1045 in the morning :)

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  76. Happy birthday hun!! well happy blated!! how about happy everyday!??! =D hehe.. love all the restaurants u always go too!!! all the food are soo mouth watering and great atmosphere!!

    Alx

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