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Good Morning loves!

You know I am a true lover of all things birthday! That’s why I celebrate for the entire month of May. Yep. The. Whole. Month! My husband just loves it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll give it to him though. He has become a very creative gifting person ๐Ÿ˜‰

TODAY is my actual, true, real birthday, so it’s extra special! I thought I’d share some photos of my birth-month celebration so far ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

This past weekend Mr. Sweet took me out for a downtown celebration!ย He made reservations at The Artmore Hotel in Atlanta. This was the view of the courtyard from our room. Gorgeous property!IMG_20150501_152854

We left the hotel and went to dinner at St. Cecilia. I cannot say enough about Chef Craig Richards and his staff. Simply put, that was the best meal I have ever had in my life. Ever. Ever. Just. Ever. That is all. There are no more words…just these photos.

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Gorgeous Entry

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Bar and the Chef’s Table

 

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Looking into the kitchen from the Chef’s Table

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The menu from St. Cecilia

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Cocktails with house made Focaccia, butter and olive oil with finishing salt

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Chilled Oysters with Melon-lime Granita, Purple Cilantro

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Langoustine with black truffle, charred lettuce aioli, spring onion

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Burrata with beef tartare, sherry reduction, crostini, mache

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Smoked Bluefish Arancini with caper aioli, lemon

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Rabbit Saccottini

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Gnudi with corn, sorrel puree and hazelnut butter

I just do not believe a dish can be more beautiful or more luxurious than that ^. Just. Wow. That was a surreal dish.

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Alaskan Halibut with braised spring vegetables, sorrel vinaigrette, chorizo aioli

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Warm Apricot Cake with Sauce & Foam

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My very special birthday gift ๐Ÿ™‚

I was truly blown away by the atmosphere, service and indescribably spectacular dishes. St. Cecilia is at the very top of my list and I don’t see them falling from grace. I’m in love.

After dinner, Mr. Sweet bought tickets for Steve Winwood! Yes! I AM an 80’s child!20150501_212316_resized20150501_212803_resized20150501_213921_resized

We decided to head to the hotel and enjoy the courtyard.

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THEN…7 hours after adventure began, we were…HUNGRY!!!!! (I am so laughing even as I type this at what you must think!)

Sooo…we went for cheeseburgers at The Vortex at 2am!IMG_20150502_010207IMG_20150502_010947IMG_20150502_014350

…still laughing!

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Finally, we were done withย Weekend One of my birth-month! Oh! Except for this DIVINE breakfast at Max’s Wine Dive!

Thank you so much to St. Cecilia and Chef Craig Richards for an Ambrosian birthday experience. Where you chef, I will follow.

Thank you to The Vortex for hanging with me for 2am cheeseburgers and a special thank you to Max’s Wine Dive for nursing me with Creme Brulee French Toast the “day after”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The most special thank you to my amazing husband. You are imperfectly perfect for me. I love us. Only three more weeks to go baby!

Always remember…

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Life is too short for ugly food.