My first Mother’s Day

Tim helped Adelaide create a precious Mother’s Day gift for me. Adelaide’s first painting on canvas is already hanging in my office at work.

Since Tim’s birthday is on Wednesday, we took the opportunity to celebrate both Mother’s Day and his birthday with a date night. Well, I guess it was more of a date “afternoon.” Adelaide’s Aunt Adrienne came over to babysit (thanks Adrienne!), and Tim and I went to see The Avengers 3-D. We hadn’t been to a movie since Christmas, and this was the first time we had been to the theater just the two of us since Adelaide was born.

After the movie we topped our day out by eating at Chifa, Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Peruvian/Cantonese restaurant. It’s a small plates restaurant, so we ordered five dishes to share between us.

Pork Belly Bao Buns
hoisin glaze, pickled daikon & carrot, togarashi mayo

Kobe Tartare
sriracha, pear, wasabi mayo

Chaufa with Scallop
stir fried rice, chorizo, mango, edamame, scallop

charred corn tamale, bacon, mushrooms, aji cream

There was also a special, but I can’t remember what it was called. It had clams, chorizo, white bean paste and panko bread crumbs baked into the clam shell.

For dessert we had chocolate cake, but it wasn’t any regular chocolate cake. It was a porter chocolate cake with raspberry compote and a banana-stout ice cream. My mouth is watering just typing this. It was an amazing meal with the best of company.

Then, I came home to this smiley little bug. Yes, a happy first Mother’s day indeed.

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