Saturday, July 28, 2012

Birthday Celebration


Thursday evening Julie of Scottsdale Daily Photo, hosted a birthday celebratory dinner for Dave her husband and author of Tamarindo Costa Rica Daily Photo, and what a memorable event it was.  Above, you see Dave after his "Happy Birthday" dessert arrived.


The event took place at Elements Restaurant in a special room with a full view of the kitchen so we could watch the experts preparing each of the five courses they skillfully presented to us.  Here you see three guests (and of course good friends) enjoying the kitchen view and studying the evening's menu.  You can also see that we were sitting under a very unique and lovely chandelier.


One last photo of one of the skilled chefs putting the final touches on our salad.  It was such a fun event with lots of fantastic food, wonderful wine, and the tons of laughter among good friends.

Thanks Julie for including me and my good friend David for your David's birthday celebration.

18 comments:

Thérèse said...

An exquisite celebration!

Karl Demetz said...

Happy Birthday, Dave! Great photos, Sharon.

brattcat said...

happy birthday, dave. looks memorable, indeed.

Birdman said...

Love that line of plates Sharon.

Lowell said...

And a very big happy birthday to Dave. What a cool place and great celebration. Y'all take "gourmet" to a whole new level!

JM said...

It seems you had a lovely evening.

If the kitchen clock is right, restaurants would not even be open for dinner here. Do you usually dine so early over there? :-)

Judy said...

Very nice! Happy Birthday, Dave!
This is a nice post for the birthday, all I gave Dennis was a clown.

RedPat said...

Great time for all!

glenda said...

This was such a good time. Great photos!

Memphis MOJO said...

Dave and Julie make such a handsome couple. Nice shot.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon, great photos. We are so glad you were able to attend and be the official photographer since none of the rest of us brought a camera. it was a special night at XII at Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Resort and Spa. It was very cool we could watch our food being prepared. you captured some great images.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

What fun!

Jack said...

A fine place to celebrate. This restaurant appears to put a lot of effort into presentation.

Happy birthday to Dave!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon,

Thank you very much for helping to make my birthday so memorable. It was a treat for you and David to join us. Wonderful post. Thanks for bringing your camera to record the event.

Magpie said...

What a gorgeous way to celebrate! The chandelier is unusual and fantastic.

Gunn said...

Looks very nice, both the evening and the food!:)

Jilly said...

Happy Birthday, David. This looks such a beautiful restaurant. And what beautifully dressed David too. Food looks stunning. Restaurants where you see the chefs working at fascinating.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You got some great shots Sharon, Dave looks very happy. I love a restaurant where you can see the food being prepared, they can't get away with anything haha! Great last shot here with the lineup of dishes.