Today is my birthday - frankly, I am at the point where I prefer to try to pretend that they are not happening - and last night we had a wonderful prelude to today. Back in the Spring when the boyfriend and I hosted Dining Out for Life to benefit ACCESS AIDS Care at Brent's in downtown Hampton, the restaurant donated "chef's table" dinner for four as a silent auction item. The boyfriend and a friend ended up placing the high bids. Last night we along with two dear friends used the prize and it was amazing. A copy of the menu is set out above (click the image to enlarge it). For local readers or anyone who will be visiting the area, I highly recommend Brent's for an elegant yet reasonable priced dining experience.
Today will be hectic as we get ready to go out of town tomorrow to head to the boyfriend's family reunions in the Somerset, Pennsylvania area. It's not too a bad drive and the prospect of cooler weather is welcoming - it was around 100 again yesterday and is already 81 at 6:30 am this morning. A young friend will be staying at the house to baby sit the dog, keep the boyfriend's many potted plants watered since we've had little rain to go with the extreme heat, and otherwise tend the yard.