Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Birthday Party Aboard the Oasis

I am excited to join Foodie Friday again. FF is hosted by our most talented Michael. To see more scrumptious post, go visit her at While we were aboard the Oasis, my sister celebrated her 72nd birthday. I don't think she minds me mentioning her age here because she kept revealing it to everyone on the ship, lol. Besides, I don't think she looks her age anyway.

To celebrate with her, she treated us to dinner in an exclusive restaurant in Central Park, not in Manhattan but on the ship. We had to eat early, 6 PM, because kids were not allowed to eat in this particular restaurant. They made an exception for AJ after my sister's pleading but we had to take an early reservation.

I thought this wall art is pretty cool. The discs and flowers look like Italian glass.

The menus were so fancy. And what a beautiful presentation of the food! I really like the round menu. Chef Keriann Von Raesfeld did a good job preparing the food. Enlarge the mosaic to read her accomplishments.

The whole party: the celebrant, Fe, and her hubby are on the first picture.

The appetizer, Seared Sea Scallop, won first prize in appetizer category somewhere. Sorry I could not remember what the waiter told us, lol.

The second pic is a butter container and I like the soup cup with its dome. And do you see how the Trio of Beet Salad was presented? Cute egg shaped bowls!

The main entrees: a cube of Halibut and Wagyu Strip steak, a Kobe beef, which came all the way from Japan.
Everything was so delicious! Happy birthday again, sis! Thanks for the nice treat and the wonderful time.

Thanks, Michael, for hosting another fun event and thank you all for visiting!


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, goodness, mouth is watering. And I do love the presentation!! I am sure all of you enjoyed this wonderful feast!

I love the wall art too, but I really love those chairs that look like they would just engulf someone! I would probably fall asleep in one if the food wasn't so exciting! lol!!

Your sister Fe is beautiful and certainly does not look her age. What is her secret? AJ looks like she is having a blast. How fun.

I am loving your tales of your cruise, sweet lady friend!! :-)


Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Wow, that is super fancy! Glad you had such a great time, looks like the food was very special!

Sue said...

Oh wow! I love it when food is pretty! The restaurant looks amazing. I'm traveling now myself, so I'm having trouble reading many blogs. I'm glad I caught this post. Your sister doesn't look her age at all!


Anonymous said...

Oh yum! It looks so delicious. I can't believe how gorgeous your sister is at 72. She could pass for her 40's. I love the chairs with the wrap around high backs. Happy Birthday to your sis! Rosie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What an elegant dining room and food. You and your sister look so young! laurie

Unknown said...

Hi Christine! DInner looks delish! And the decor is incredible! The tables with the chairs are interesting... those chairs look like giant peanuts! More, more photos!
Happy Happy
~Really Rainey!

Tara said...

Happy late birthday to your sister and NO she does not look her age! It looks like a wonderful dinner and I still can't wait to see more of the ship!

Zsóka said...

Happy birthday of the celebrated.
This menu is really cool, fashion, or rather small.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a grand way to spend a birthday. No.. she doesn't look 72..the dishes look so yummy... Yes, Christine you may order another snowman sleeve..sorry he melted so to speak.. you know those snowmen they like to stay where it's cool.. hugs ~lynne~

Unknown said...

Wow Christine, your sister looks fabulous for her age!!!

Thanks for sharing such lovely photos of that great meal with us.


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your sister! And she looks awesome, amazing! (Please tell her that for me! :o)

Blessings & aloha dear friend!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...I also meant to say... You all look awesome :o) It looked like a wonderful time together!

Blessings & Aloha!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, what a wonderful celebration.
That looks like class all the way.
Happy Birthday to your sister!!

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