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17Sept2014_1_Robins-71st-BDay_Chandlers-FrontWhen one reaches a given year, let’s say 60 or there abouts, one really should celebrate ones birthday over several days. And one should have plenty of food and wine! I do believe that Robin had just that this year!! Happy Birthday, Honey! Let’s start the celebration on Sunday, September 14 with a dinner that Marnie and Mac made. Thanks to Sophia and Chris, too, for helping with this event. Look what we had.

Mac's 2010 Mead!

Mac’s 2010 Mead!

Some pretty good IPA.

Some pretty good IPA.

All the makings for some really good tacos. Pork, onions and tomatoes. Along with salsa and avocado.

All the makings for some really good tacos. Pork, onions and tomatoes. Along with salsa and avocado.

And add some grilled flank steak and one has a delicious taco.

And add some grilled flank steak and one has a delicious taco.

Stuffed Peppers for a side dish.

Stuffed Peppers for a side dish.

And Robin really likes Marnie's Carrot Cake. (So do the rest of us!)

And Robin really likes Marnie’s Carrot Cake. (So do the rest of us!)

Then we had to rest for a while after eating all of this. This is the Birthday Rule: When it is your time to celebrate, YOU get to choose where you want to go for dinner. Any place in town. U-Pick-It! Robin chose Chandler’s Steak House this year. Good Choice. Look at this spread, and they knew it was her Birthday! Thank-You for a great dinner. The food, The Staff and the Wine were all super!

Robin at out table studying the Wine List.

Robin at out table studying the Wine List.

We did have some great wine.

We did have some great wine.

And it went very well with our dinners.

And it went very well with our dinners.

Start with these two delicious wines. Went very well with our seafood appetizers.

Start with these two delicious wines. Went very well with our seafood appetizers.

And now some awesome dessert wines.

These two also went quite well with the appetizers.

Raw Oyster Selection

Pacific Oysters
Freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, served on shaved ice with housemade mignonette sauce.
Kumomoto, Humbolt Bay, CA
Shigoku, Willapa Bay, WA

TOWER OF TUNA Fresh ahi and hamachituna, diced and towered  with avocado, tomato, red onion, red chili,  ginger, and sesame seed vinaigrette with Asian  sesame crisps.

Tower of Tuna
Fresh ahi and hamachi tuna, diced and towered with avocado, tomato, red onion, red chili, ginger, and sesame seed vinaigrette with
Asian sesame crisps.

Now for these two awesome red wines with our entrees. Great choice!

Now for these two awesome red wines with our entrees. Great choice!

CHANDLERS CAESAR SALAD Whole crisp leaves of romaine with our classic anchovy caesar dressing and garnished with parmesan cheese  crouton and white anchovy.

Chandler’s Caesar Salad
Whole crisp leaves of romaine with our classic anchovy caesar dressing and garnished with parmesan cheese crouton and white anchovy.

American Kobe Beef Snake River Farms crosses the premiere Japanese Wagyu breed with American Black Angus to create the American Kobe beef. This richly marbled beef is considered to be America’s best grade.

American Kobe Beef
Snake River Farms crosses the premiere Japanese Wagyu breed with American Black Angus to create the American Kobe beef. This richly marbled beef is considered to be America’s best grade.

Veal Picatta  Scallopini cuts of fresh veal in a lemon, butter and caper sauce, served with broccoli  raabe and orzo with sundried tomato

Veal Picatta
Scallopini cuts of fresh veal in a lemon,
butter and caper sauce, served with broccoli
raabe and orzo with sundried tomato

An awesome dessert wine.

An awesome dessert wine.

Chocolate Volcano Cake with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Volcano Cake
Grand Marnier Whipped Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce

FRESH FRUIT COBBLER  Fresh, seasonal fruit baked in a vanilla crust with house-made cinnamon ice cream

Fresh Fruit Cobbler
Fresh, seasonal fruit baked in a vanilla crust
with house-made cinnamon ice cream

So there you have it. Several awesome meals. Here’s to next year!! Cheers.