Monday I turned 40...an age I have been completely dreading for about 20 years. I took the day off work and did nothing exciting, but husband did take me out for breakfast, and then dinner. We ate at Fauna, a restaurant I have been dying to try since it opened. We adored everything we ordered. Aside from the place pretty noisy and it being hard to carry on a conversation, it was a fantastic evening.
I have always been a fan of Emeco Navy chairs, but this was the first time I have ever spent a significant amount of time sitting on one. Far more comfy than I anticipated. :) The light fixtures are cool - I think they were all provided by Mike from The Modern Shop.
I started with this incredible cocktail - I wanted a pitcher of it. blue sea = ungava gin / cucumber / black pepper / grapefruit / lemon
Jeff's cocktail was also amazing. the other way = jalapeno infused tromba blanco / agave / lime / plum / cilantro
I wasn't sure how apricots and granola would work as an appetizer but I was blown away. apricot salad = gouda / ginger / almond granola / granola / sheep's feta
It was hilarious watching Jeff try to get through all these olives.
I decided to skip wine and just have another cocktail with dinner. price tea = lemongrass / earl grey / rooibos / bourbon / citrus
My main was freaking delish. tuna = corn / artichokes / white soy / chili / scallions / carrots / dashi
Jeff had steak (sirloin?) - it's not on the menu so I don't have details but he was in heaven.
My dessert was pavlova= nectarine / apricot / lavage / bee pollen / honey / lemon sorbet
Jeff had chocolate and malt = chocolate cookies / smoked almond brittle / dolce de leche / chocolate foam / malt semifreddo