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Friday, September 15, 2017

Celebrating Eric's 60th Birthday in Style... at Yono's Restaurant in Albany, New York

I wanted to do something very special for Eric to celebrate his 60th birthday, so I made reservations at Yono's Restaurant in Albany.  Known for fine dining and its extensive selection of wines, Yono's is the perfect place to celebrate Eric's milestone birthday.

Eric looks very handsome.

Eric took this selfie in
front of Yono's.

Our table is at the far
end of this dining room,
to the right of the 

Eric patiently waits for me
to take this picture before
we clink Champagne

Eric and I love Asian Cuisine.  Our five course Traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel meal with wine pairings starts with...

Chicken Sate drizzled with
Seeds with Lumpia &
Pickled Carrots & 

We are presented with Lobster
Mousseline, sitting all alone in a
 bowl Tamarind Lobster Curry
 Soup was poured into the bowl.

"Gado Gado" is a mix of
Hard Boiled Egg, Tomato,
Shrimp Crisp & Peanut

Paired with Gruner Veltliner Birgit Eichinger; Red Hasel, Kamptal 2016.

Our Main Course, starting at 12:00:
Babi Kecap, (Pork Tenderloin)
 Acar (Pickled Vegetables), Daging 
Rendang (Braised Short Ribs),
Bakmi Goreng (Stir Fry Noodles),
 Krupuk (Shrimp Chips), with Nasi
(Rice), in the middle.

Paired with Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone 2015.

Eric's Bananas Foster include
Birthday Wishes, with 
a candle.

Eric and I savor the wines and discuss how the compliment each course.  We thank our servers for a beautifully presented meal and...

... are presented with
Candied Pistachios.

Eric and I leave Yono's, holding hands, and savoring the memories we made here.

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