I had a wonderful dinner last night with my dear girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. My friends really pulled out all the stops--starting with, it was a surprise! I was to meet Judy downtown at 5:00 and then, see what would happen. We began with a nice glass of wine at the Four Seasons. We then took an Uber and arrived at Maybeck's on Scott Street in the Marina. Inside, my friends had set up the private room with flowers and place cards and candles--it was beautiful!
Wednesday night Maybeck's features Beef Wellington and if that is not fantastic enough, at 7 pm promptly, you are invited into the kitchen where chef Eric Lowe talks about the preparation and makes the first cut into the Wellingtons---they were a thing of beauty! Back at the table, we started with grilled/smoked artichokes with remoulade and halibut crudo with chili/lemon olive oil. The Beef Wellington was served with black truffle au jus---creamed spinach was served on the side. The beef was so tender you could cut it with your fork. My dear friends continued the surprise with a cake made by SusieCakes on Chestnut Street, with a sweet butter cream frosting just like you remember from childhood and the perfect birthday cake! Truly a wonderful evening I will never forget!