Wednesday, October 7, 2009

she’s legal!

Behold, my first drink under the auspices of the United States government:


Yes, today would be my 21st birthday :D And that would be a mimosa.

Went to the lovely Piattini on Newbury Street. Sat outside and admired this:

Lest the alcohol go straight to my novice head, I blunted its effects with this beauty:


I realized while eating this that I’ve had gnocchi on my birthday 3 YEARS IN A ROW. I can never figure out whether I have a favorite food, but given that I’ve chosen to include it on the day I allow myself to eat whatever I want 3 years in a row, I may have one without realizing it.


They very amusingly called this a “small plate”. I couldn’t finish it, though I put in a champ effort. It had heavenly spinach gnocchi, creamy basil pesto sauce, and crazy delish red and yellow tomatoes.

And I sopped it up with this heavenly stuff:


Scrummy fresh baked sourdough. I had one of them, though I was touched they went for a whole “bread basket” for one person.

After this meal, I felt a little dazed, but I definitely think it was carbs, not champagne!

Also, I was amused that the gnocchi was $7.50 and the mimosa was $8.75. Welcome to purchasing alcohol!

Since my friends all were busy and in general don’t seem to like me very much, my dining companion for this meal was Stuff Boston Magazine’s annual dining awards. I was happy!



Eireni said...

...your friends DO like you. At least I do. It is just midterms time. But that looks AMAZINGGGGGGGG. I hope you had a great day and have a great time tonight!

homecookedem said...

Happy Birthday!! What a lovely mimosa!! :)

Lindsay said...

That looks like an amazing meal!

Happy Birthday!

Stephanie said...

Happy 21st!!! My first drink was a huge margarita (times 10?) at Chili's while in college at JMU... I would say you are def on a better track than that girl, this meal looks fab!

Valerie (College Girl Eats) said...

What a classy meal! Happy Birthday!

Coco said...

Happyyy 21!!!!!!! I would say that you did it up quite nice for lunch on your 21st. Congrats my dear!!!!! Let's get together and have some celebratory drinks!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Happy Birthday!

What a nice meal to celebrate your birthday! The gnocchi look fabulous. I love gnocchi and always order them when they are on the menu... :)

Sasha said...

Happy 21st darling!!
Best wishes and drink up!-responsibly, of course ; )

Kristen said...

Happy birthday!! Good choice on the gnocchi!!

Hope it was a good one!

Erika said...

Happy Birthday! I loved my 21st! And the gnocci...just plain yum!

Linda - one scoop at a time said...

Happy Birthday Lele!

And good observation about the price of alcohol. You should check out the happy hours at the restaurants in your area (i bet there are tons of cool places in boston). Usually, the price of drinks is much more reasonable.

Christina said...

Awww happy birthday!! :)

Lunch looks beautiful!

My very first legal drink was a Cosmopolitan and I thought the same thing - sheesh this costs as much as my meal!

Jordan said...

Happy birthdayyyyyyyyy.

Mine was a vodka tonic. With lime.

Juliana said...

Happy birthday! Nice way to celebrate...mimosa :-) The gnocchi looks very yummie...again, happy birthday!

Julia said...

A bit late, but it comes from a good heart;): happy birthday to you! Have a wonderful year!

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

Maria said...

Gnocchi is my favorite! Happy Birthday!