My (Chris) birthday was last week. We had a fun time but didn't take a lot of pictures of the actual birthday. Dawnell took me out to eat at a restaurant here in Mamaroneck which just opened up a couple of months ago. The name of the restaurant is Roasted Peppers.
We started with the table side guacamole. Dawnell appreciated that the texture of the fried plantains that were provided in addition to tortilla chips. The restaurant also provided a "pre-appetizer" of grilled bread with a roasted pepper hummus and a pepper infused olive oil. Much as I dislike hominy, I should probably mention that Dawnell dislikes peppers. But she ate up the hummus and loved the bread. For our main dishes I had a skirt steak with a side of black beans and rice and a side of avocado and tomatoes. The dish was delicious and well=seasoned. Dawnell got the lobster mac and cheese with shitake mushrooms. She was in heaven.
Overall, Roasted Peppers was a good choice. It's reasonably priced and high quality American cuisine with some Mexican flavor influences. We'd probably go there again, if only so that I could try the jalepeno brownie with coconut ice cream.
Ciaran got a cute new outfit and was smiling up a storm. He's like a picture voodoo genius though, because he always stops smiling when I take the picture. Maybe he gets hypnotized by the pre-flash on the camera. In any event, still really cute.