Thursday, February 5, 2009

Todd's the Man!

Today was Todd's birthday! He got to work and found his desk all decorated with birthday stuff. They have a celebrations committee at work and they decorate people's cubes for their birthdays & work anniversaries. Todd's actually a part of the committee, but obviously someone else was assigned to decorate his cube today. :o I invited AJ & Meera to dinner with us, because Meera's birthday is the middle of this month, and because we love hanging out with them. :) They came over bearing a gift! Photobucket Three of us being goofy: Photobucket I got Todd some stuff from Pampered Chef: Photobucket Then we went out to dinner @ Piatti's in La Jolla. LOVE that place! I had gone there a few years ago with work people, but had forgotten about it. Then last summer we went to a Piatti in San Francisco and remembered there's one in San Diego too! The carb-lover in me love their homemade bread and especially their garlic and cilantro balsamic vinegrette oil dip! We had so much fun with AJ & Meera. We haven't had a chance to hang out with them, just us adults, since Andon was born. We love Andon of course, but it's also great to have a night where we could concentrate on each other again. We were reminded all over again why we love AJ & Meera so much, ever since the fateful day they showed up at our home fellowship Bible study several years ago. There's no better way to celebrate a birthday than with good friends and good food! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
  1. Very cool candle at the table.
  2. ORECCHIETTE: Shell Shaped Pasta, Grilled Chicken, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Asparagus & Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce.
  3. CANNELLONI: Pasta Sheets Rolled with Roasted Veal, Beef, Porcini Mushrooms, Spinach, Ricotta & Mozzarella Cheese.
  4. SALSICCE Pizza: Home-Made Italian Sausage, Tomato Sauce, Scallions, Mozzarella Cheese & Oregano.
  5. Risotto di Giorno with Shrimp.
  6. CROSTATA DI MELA: Warm Apple Tortino with Vanilla Gelato.
  7. AFFOGATO: White Chocolate Gelato, Espresso, Amaretto, Shaved Chocolate & Whipped Cream.
  8. Chocolate gelato.
  9. Torta with raspberry sauce.
On top of all that, Birthday Boy also got a complimentary tiramisu with a candle on it: Photobucket Some parting shots in front of the restaurant: Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket


  1. Happy birthday, Tau-de!!!!!

  2. Your blog is, in a word, FUN! I don't know why, but for the past few weeks, I've had this strange urge to travel to San Diego and eat at all the restaurants.. ;) Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Birthday to Todd! Looks like you guys had a fabulous night!

  4. Yum! I haven't been to Piatti in a zillion years. There's one in San Antonio where I went to school.

    Happy Birthday Todd!

  5. Happy Birthdya Todd! Yummy food and great shots. ;-)


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