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My birthday dinner at Forbes Mill

Captain's Log, Stardate 10.16.2009

You all know how much of a foodie I am, right? Well, we heard great reviews of Forbes Mill steakhouse in Los Gatos, so Captain Caffeine took me there for my birthday dinner a few weeks ago.

Look what they did for me! This is the insert for the daily specials that they put in the regular menu! Isn’t this totally cool?

The food was divine. I started with a pear and gorgonzola spring salad with cherry tomatoes (the yellow things) and candied pecans (or was it walnuts? I can't remember now).

The Captain had a Caesar's salad that we didn't bother to photograph.

For his entree, Captain Caffeine ordered this blackened steak smothered with caramelized onions and some delectable sauce (I have no idea what it was, but it was to die for) and a small lobster tail on the side. I encouraged him to get the lobster since I know for a fact that I certainly can't cook lobster well at home, whereas the restaurant can.

And this was my meal, a ribeye steak, bone in, naturally, so I could gnaw on the bone. I don't know why, but I absolutely LOVE gnawing on beef bones.
And for dessert, we got this coffee creme brulee, and look what they did with the chocolate embellishment on the plate!

Needless to say, I felt incredibly pampered and it was a very celebratory evening. Plus the Captain and I don't go out to eat very often, so this was a really nice evening for us.


  1. ooks positively yum-o! The dessert gives the ACFW banquet dessert some competition. Love the personalized menu and the happy BD in chocolate on the dessert!

  2. loved the meal and captain caffeine gets mega points for getting them to personalize the specials menu for you....

  3. Pam, it's a tough choice between that yummy triple chocolate mousse from the ACFW banquet and this coffee creme brulee!!

    Reihaisha, actually, the Captain only told them that it was my birthday dinner, and the restaurant did all that on their own! Now THAT'S service!

  4. Glad you had a wonderful birthday! What delicious food and the personal touch was fabulous.

  5. What an awesome birthday present! How was the creme brulee? [now I must go browse the internet to find a similar-sounding recipe!]


    P.S. Oh, and, BTW, Happy Birthday!

  6. Oh, my goodness, Camy! You and I are truly ARE cut from the same bolt of cloth!!! LOL. This is a similar meal to one we had for our anniversary at a restaurant called Joseph Decuis--and creme brulee is my all time absolute favorite dessert. They also do a personalized menu like you've shown. (Ours said, Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Miller!)

    What's funny is my honey also orders Caesar's Salad. I'm going to have to start photographing things like this because I enjoy reading your blog and all the photos. Love this. :)

  7. That is way too cool! Happy belated birthday!


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