Editor's Note: Today I am wearing new purchase from Club Monaco ruffled wrap skirt, silk blouse by Theory,
and Jeweled sandals from Stuart Weitzman.
To celebrate Riley and Harrison's birthday we attended the special dinner at Rivercrest featuring Crown Royal. It was a 5 course beautifully presented dinner that had various Crown Royal blends paired with the various courses. This was my first time to attend one of these special dinners at Rivercrest and I was blown away! I will certainly be attending more! It was the perfect evening to celebrate Riley and Harrison's 23 birthday. At the table we had included my Mother, my niece Ingrid, and two of Riley's friend Callie and Mabry. The conversation did not stop at dinner and there was a lot of fun and laughter! The food was divine and Riley and Harrison each won a bottle of Crown Royal by listening to the specialize speak about each one and answering the pop quiz. Harrison won the most prized bottle at the end and stood up to annoyance his answer because he wanted the bottle so badly. It was quiet amusing! A great time was had by all and we went home to have a second party at the house with high school friends. All recent graduates! So proud of them all! Here are some pictures of the night.
Riley, Harrison, and Mabry-- here we are at the beginning of the night.
Mother, Ingrid, and Callie
First Course: Creole "Charred" Jumbo Gulf Shrimp
Black eye peas, Hoppin' John, Steamed gold rice, Charred green onion butter, Crumbled Andouille sausage
Served with Crown Royal
Oops! Forgot to take a picture before I ate it. It was delicious!
Second Course: "Toasted Rye Crusted" Quail
Texas Quail, Crown Royal Basted, Black Caraway, Mustard Seed, Smoked Pecan and Rye Crusted, Cheddar and Corn Custard
Served with Crown Royal Rye
Third Course: "Duck and Belly"
Duck and Fig Croquettes, Crispy Spiced Pork Belly, Crown Royal Reserve Compressed Tangerine, Hickory Molasses, and Black Pepper Glacage
Served with Crown Royal Reserve
Fourth Course: "Duo of" Sea Scallop and Short Rib Hash
Pan Roasted Scallop, Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus, Bernaise Sauce, Braised Short Rib, Crushed Fingerling Potatoes, Fried Shallots, Crown XR Jus
Served with Crown Royal XR
Oops! The Crown Royal got to me and I didn't take a picture of the Fourth Course the sea scallops and hash were delicious!
Dessert: Crown Royal Laced Desserts
Crown Royal XO Chocolate and Walnut Praline Crumbled Cake, Injected Crown Royal XO Maple Sauce, Crown Royal XO Peach Tart, Walnut Streusel, Haagen-Daz Ice Cream
Served with Crown Royal XO
Dessert was so divine that I even had a bite of each one. I broke my sugar rule. It was FABULOUS!
We snuck out between the first course and second course to take pictures on the balcony. It was beautiful night!
Here are Riley and Harrison and my niece Ingrid. We just found that Ingrid got approved to study abroad in France next fall.
We are so proud of her!!!
Here is Harrison holding up the first prize that they won. Riley won it but he was displaying it!
Proud owner of the private label. What a great birthday treat!!
The after party at home with Blake and Whit. They found my M & M's costumes that I was saving for my estate sales and had to put them on. Riley's ship hat was from Tyler Rose festival. There was a lot of laughter going on!
Love these quotes that I found on Chalkboard Magazine Instragram page!
I never get tired of this song. I still love it as much as I did in the 70's--when Riley and Harrison were just a twinkle in my eye.