Saturday night we celebrated my friend Chelsea’s birthday at her place. Her husband hosted a lovely and quaint dinner party for six. We often go to their place with the kids but this time the party was sans enfants and it was so nice to catch up on our own. Yes, this does mean that the kids were left with a babysitter and NO, our toddler didn’t go to sleep when he was supposed to lol but it was still worth it.
Chels and George’s home is absolutely stunning and equipped with a beautiful resort style pool, fire pit, and outdoor dining area which made it the perfect setting for a summer birthday party. It facilitates both relaxation and outdoor parties.
We spent the entire evening out back enjoying amazing bubbly, wines and eating good food. Isn’t it so nice to be able to finally enjoying meals outdoors? There’s nothing like it. We started our evening off with some foie gras, cheese, and Louis Buillot bubbly. If you haven’t tried foie gras OR Louis Buillot’s bubbly, both are a must, especially together. We can thank the French for both. Merci ;). We first started drinking Louis Buillot about four years ago, with Chels and George, and we haven’t turned back. My favorite ones are their Rose and their blanc de blanc. If you dare try them 😉 please leave a comment and let me know what you think of them. I don’t think you will regret it. Luckily for us, they are usually available at the LCBO in their vintages section.
Next, we enjoyed an awesome BBQ dinner. We ate three different types of steaks along with a few beautiful salads. It was not only fresh but very flavourful. To go along with our meal we enjoyed a bottle of Monasterio De Las Minas Gran Reserva 2007. Delicious!
Of course, with a pool like theirs, the night ended off with a late night swim and like most nights, we had an amazing time. A huge shout out to George and Chels for hosting. The evening was a huge success and so much fun.
Happy birthday lover!