As I explained to Madison, the rules of birthdays here in Boise are:

1. You can choose where ever you want to go to dinner
2. You can get anything on the menu
3. You can invite whomever you wish
4. You must have a good time

So, on 17 September, it was Robin’s turn to pick dinner. She chose the Cottonwood Grille. Good choice!

Here is The Group! Me, Robin, Sophie and Madison standing in back, Marnie and Mac. Oh no! There’s someone missing. Christopher!! He had to work. (I remember those days.) Maybe we will make it up to him on Sunday. Sunday? 19 September? That’s his Birthday! Looks like it will be Berryhill and Co. for brunch. Another great choice. But for now, here is what we had for dinner at the Cottonwood Grille. Enjoy!

From our cellar:
Left – 1992 Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel/Carignon
Right – 1993 Rose Creek Riesling

1993 Rose Creek Riesling (Idaho)

1992 Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel/Carignon (California)

Crab and Salmon Cakes

Caesar Salad

Bob's Rib EyeFamous Tomahawk Chop
Bone-In Double R Ranch Rib Eye
Cabernet Sauce and Sauteed Mushrooms

Robin's Elk ChopRoasted Elk Chop
Local Black Canyon Ranch raised elk
Green Peppercorn Sauce

Robin enjoys the elk!

Madison's ChickenLemon Crusted Chicken
Garlic Potatoes and Minnesota Rice Pilaf

Sophia's ChickenChicken Gorganzola

Mac's LambGrilled Rack of Lamb Chops

Pork Chop
Fresh Peas and Red Potatoes

Berry Cobler
Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries and Vanilla Ice Cream

This was Robin’s Birthday Treat from the Cottonwood Grille

Chocolate Cup
White Chocolate Cup Filled with more Chocolate