Friday, February 16, 2007

Sunny Valentine's Day, continued


I had to work Wednesday night, so last night to complete our Valentine's (two-)Day experience, I took my bride to the Sun Dial Restaurant way up on the 72nd floor atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel downtown.

Fancy, but not fancy-smancy (i.e., dressy but not 007), the restaurant features a revolving floor for a panoramic view of the city. I believe we went around three times while we dined, so I'm guessing it's twenty minutes per rotation.



That, and the gentle motion eases sickness when they bring the check. Which was totally worth it. Great experience, and the New York strip featuring smoked bacon onion jam and red wine demi-glace was divine. and I have no idea what any of that means.

I do believe Val enjoyed her grilled tenderloin of beef as much, even if we never figured out what "haricot vert" is, though her roasted garlic whipped potatoes were might tasty. For dessert, we each had our own helping of the Valrhona Chocolate "Volcano," which was a big scoop of vanilla ice cream to mix in with a tall mound of chocolate that burst with molten chocolate "lava" when opened. Awesome.

And the peach daiquiri? Deliciously Peachy Keen, as the title of the beverage suggests:



(By the way, for the first photo, we were sitting upstairs in the lounge waiting for our table, and I had to set the camera on a table that wasn't rotating, and time it so that the ten seconds would be up as we rotated into view. Fun for the whole family!)

1 comment:

Rann said...

Glad the two of you had such a great Valentine's Day(s)!! View looks awesome and the food sounded down right yummy.