2010 was such a wonderful year that I could hardly wait to usher in 2011 with My Hero and Sunshine. We got dolled up and headed to Michael Jordan's Steakhouse located inside the main concourse of Grand Central. As I have mentioned before, this is one of my most favorite places in the world due to the gorgeous architecture and grandeur of the building in itself.
After an impromptu photo shoot located on one of the far stairways in the main concourse (thank you, hubby, for being so patient and humoring us), we were lead to our dinner table. Our stomachs were welcomed to the evening with appetizers consisting of warm garlic bread with gorganzola fondue and chopped caesar salad with herb croutons and parmesan.
While waiting for the main course we speculated about the other people in the restaurant. It was quite a diverse crowd, but then again, this is New York City and that's what you will find in nearly any environment. Before long, our table was filled with three gorgeous plates of food to accompany the conversation.
(From left to right: New York Strip with Creamed Potatoes, Roasted Salmon with Fingerlings Potatoes, Brown Butter Mustard and Tomato Jam, Grilled Chicken with Asparagus and Creamed Potatoes)
At one point during our dinner, Sunshine joked that we were quite the "modern family" since we were all on our phones texting about the evening. I supposed it was so good that we had to share with everyone else.
The strike of midnight was upon us shortly after we ended the meal with a warm, dark chocolate brownie topped with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream. We toasted in the new year with a sip of complementary bubbly and a palm reading...yep, a palm reading! A woman at the table next to us stopped me on my way to the ladies' room claiming that she just had to tell me that she felt wonderful vibes from me and that this is going to be a great year for me! WHAHOOO!!!! I wanted so badly to tell her that I don't look to the stars for my answers in life, but I look instead to the one who made them. Who was I to stop her from wishing me such great fortune for the year ahead? She did ask me to make a silent wish over the year and I wished for her salvation and that of many others. You can never go wrong with that wish! This is going to be a great year. May yours be wonderful as well.