The sunshine-y day. The perfect omelette and cinnamon sourdough toast. Homemade treats from the dearest of friends. The derpiest looking birthday cake (but most delicious!). The fattest of Moroccan birthday dinners with my best friend. The laughs and smiles that didn't leave me the whole day. 24 welcomed me with one of the most food filled and love filled days I have ever had.
I already kind of mentioned my birthday in the last post, so I'll keep this one brief, and mainly about the food! For brunch, a bunch of us went down to Cafe Patachou. This is definitely one of my favorite places for brunch, mostly because the portions are huge and the food always tastes fresh. And the cinnamon toast, oh man. They use their thick sourdough bread and slather it with an obscene amount of butter and cinnamon. It's perfect. I got the Bon Vivant omelette, which included ham, swiss, onions, and grainy mustard. I was pretty damn full by the end of it. Especially because my friends also surprised me with the most beautiful birthday treats. The chocolate spiced donut/brownie holes were from Peter, and the cute peanut butter pretzel chocolate bites were from Revathi, Aava, Amal, and Sonia. I told myself to only have one of each, but who am I kidding, I definitely had more. Worth it.
For dinner, Andrew and I went to Saffron Cafe, a beautiful Moroccan restaurant in Indianapolis. I loved the restaurant itself because it had beautiful decor that gave the whole place a very ethnic feel. I wish I had taken a picture of the whole place! Andrew had a groupon for the whole thing and we feasted on wine, mussels, seafood paella, roasted lamb, and baklava for dessert. I couldn't breathe properly by the end of the meal, there was that much food. Trust me, they don't skimp on the portion sizes here. Even the amount of wine in our glasses was quite generous. All of it was so deliciously flavorful, as Moroccan food should be. And to top it off, the service at the restaurant was top notch. They wanted to make sure you enjoyed the dinner and the experience, which made the dinner even more special. There are so many other things I wanted to try there too, like the traditional Moroccan tajine. I will have to make another trip out there eventually!
Like I said before, I am so lucky to have such amazing friends who will celebrate and go eat delicious food with me. I couldn't stop smiling the whole day! And I'm smiling now thinking about it. Happy Sunday everyone!
Love love, Erica.