Thank heavens his birthday was before mine so I could get away with a simple supper. He went all out...on a weeknight, no less!
And, to make it extra special...he moved our cafe table into the living room to make it more of an occasion. So sweet!
Next up -- bacon and gruyere crepes with a pickled vegetable salad. Loved every bite!
And the main course: coq au vin. It was hard to get a photo that did it justice, but I spent a few seconds just inhaling the fragrance of the chicken, which he'd marinated overnight to infuse it with delicious flavor. Perfection!
What a fabulous, fabulous start to my birthday. Could I be any luckier to have found such a sweet, creative roommate? To do: return the favor!