Jess's Quarter Life Celebration

The Quarter Life Celebration began Monday morning when Shelby called to say, "Happy Birthday Week"! This was followed by a celebration lunch with Haley on Tuesday. Then Thursday night my mom and Brad took Adam and I out for a tasty Italian Dinner at Aldos. I got to blow out Tiramisu birthday cake.

I awoke Friday morning to a house my mother-in-law had decorated for the Birthday girl. There was a new surprise hiding around every corner. Cute huh?

Then Adam took me to the mall to get my new RayBan Sunglasses! I LOVE THEM! After getting my new sunglasses I felt like my hair needed a newer look to I got a hair cut fit for someone who's 25, don't ya think?

Here I am with the new sunglasses and the new haircut!

To round out the day, Adam had asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday dinner and I had requested a dinner that would be some sort of the Melting Pot. (I had heard it was a pretty cool restaurant, but I didn't think we had one in Virginia Beach). Well Adam Surprised me with dinner reservations at none other than....
The meal began with a cheese course where we had the choice of apples, two types of bread and vegetable dippers in a cheddar cheese fondu.
Just look at how that melted cheese drips...I'm telling you it was tasty! Then we had course 2...salads. Adam had a spinich and walnut salad while I had the Cobb, which was the house special.
Round three was the main course: meats and vegetables. We had duck, sirloin, pork loin, chicken, shrimp and dumplings, which were all cooked in the fondu pot at the table by yours truly and Adam of course. We cooked them in a coq au vin style...delicious!
First you cook the veggies and then you can cook your meat two at a time and as you eat, you cook some more and that's how the meal continues, which was fantastic for a slow eater like myself because the cooking process forced Adam to pace himself! Oh and the sauces were scrumptious too...they give you 6 or 7 different sauces to dip the meats in once they're cooked and to add to the flavor the meats are marinated in something amazing...I need their secret recipe! This makes me want to put my fondu pot to use more often. I should have a fondu party.
The final course was chocolate fondu of course, except ours was flaming! We had a smorgasbord of dessert dippers from your traditional strawberries and bananas to pound cake and brownie bites as well as rice crispie treats, marshmallows and cheesecake!
I even got a framed picture, balloons and a champagne glass with chocolate bonbons to commemorate the evening all from the restaurant. The meal really was an EXPERIENCE and the food was heavenly. It was the perfect way to ring in my 25th year!

Thanks everyone who sent Birthday wishes. They made my day and I love you all. I can't wait to see what the next 25 years bring!

1 comment:


I hope you had a FABULOUS birthday week! I don't know anyone who deserves it more! ;) xoxo love you!

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