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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Birthday dinner

Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes for Alex! Last night, to celebrate, we went to Recette, an amazing little West Village restaurant. We had a lovely table right next to an open window, so we could feel the crisp fall breeze as we ate. We toasted with Champagne and then shared lots of small plates, including sunchoke soup, beef carpaccio with burrata cheese, and salt cod fritters with lamb ragu (they had such cool combinations of ingredients). It felt so magical to dress up and go out on the town, just the two of us. xoxo

86 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh you both look so lovely:)...I love romantic dinners too. Is that a dress you are wearing, Joanna? Its beautiful:)
Kisses

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besswess said...

I love that you share plates. It makes eating so much more fun.

Dancing Branflake said...

You are so gorgeous! He photographs you so well!
Dressing up and going out is definitely an important thing to do when you have kids. And having a window seat is extra special. Love that top!

Celia said...

that's where jarnac used to be! my brother in law ran that restaurant for years.

Danielle said...

This sounds absolutely lovely! Enjoying the fall breeze while you dine..perfect!

wonderchris said...

That's so wonderful - looks like a great birthday, for sure!!

Kind of a present for the both of you! :)

The Gourmet Traveller said...

Very sweet! You guys both look beautiful...and the restaurant sounds awesome!

Mocha Mornings said...

My mouth is watering from the foods you shared together. Salt cod fritters - ohmygosh.

You two are a very handsome couple!

seesaw designs said...

happy belated birthday, alex. you two are adorable!

Anna Walker said...

Aweh! You guys look nice! I am glad you had such a good time! :)

Megan said...

You look so pretty in that pic. What is it that you are wearing?

Xox.
Megan
http://anotherzoeday.blogspot.com

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for the sweet comments! my dress is from A.P.C. -- from a few years ago. xo

the chirpy bird said...

aww I love this! nothing like celebrating the people you love, with the people you love!
hip hip!
xo tash

Melissa Blake said...

Glad you had a good time! :)

Ashlae said...

You two are so dapper! And Joanna, I love the look of your hair tucked behind your ears - you are absolutely beautiful!

{ Nina Designs } said...

You guys look so cute! And you have quite a long hair now!
It is nice to go out to dinner and eat so yummy things!

EMILY said...

Oh yummy. I miss New York dining. I haven't found a favorite neighborhood place in San Francisco yet. And yes, an excuse to dress-up and drink a little bubbly is always lovely! x

Stella Annabelle said...

Sounds like a wonderful, romantic evening! You both look FABULOUS! (Especially on the little amount of sleep you are probably both getting... or not getting ;)

Happy Birthday Alex!

Happenstance said...

Good for you guys for getting out and having some fun. It's so easy to forget to do when you've just had a child. You guys look great!

Julie Anne Rhodes said...

Belated happy birthday, and I LOVE your style. The best way to enjoy a fabulous restaurant is to order lots of little dishes and share - your own tasting menu. On my list to try next time I'm in New York!

Sarah said...

It sounds like a lovely evening. Glad to see you both enjoyed it and dressed up. Fun!

Signe said...

looks like the perfect birthday date :)

Nikki said...

you both look lovely <3

xx
Nikki

Kenzie Chesnut said...

o how wonderful- looks like so much fun. happy birthday to alex (one day late)
-Kenzie

BethanySusan said...

yay! so glad you had fun! you look gorge!

*sarah berry design* said...

Oh you look so pretty and Alex looks so handsome and you both look so happy! Such a gorgeous couple.
xo

nikaela marie said...

I love sharing plates. Its the best way to dine! you guys look awesome and your night looks so sparkly! xx oo

BARGAIN BEX said...

what a dashing duo the two of you make - i'm sure all of your hubby's wishes came true - and more!

bex.

Roxy Te said...

I have the best memories from cutesy little candle-lit restaurants in the West Village! You guys look very happy :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like such a lovely evening!

Jocelyn @ Daily Moxie said...

You two are officially my favorite couple! I think you should post more about how you make your relationship work.

Also, what books are you reading? I'm always curious...

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

How fun! Sounds like a great night!

Kate @ {wit + delight} said...

such a beautiful couple. glad you had a nice evening out together!

xx

k

Camilla Leila said...

beef carpaccio + burrata? together? oh my goodness.
heaven.
you look gorgeous

happy late birthday Alex!

esdelope said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! Also, I always love how your photos turn out - what camera do you use? Any tips for those trying to learn?

Becca

Sammi said...

Ah you guys are so beautiful!

Sarah said...

Joanna --

It's my and my dad's birthday this weekend, and as we usually do for special days, my parents are coming in from New Jersey to meet up with my brother and I in the West Village. Incidentally, my parents are also meeting my boyfriend for the first time, which is nerve-wracking and exciting. My boyfriend and I are both vegetarians who occasionally eat fish. Do you have any restaurant recommendations? Recette sounds like a good option. Oh and, my family likes a long wine list...

Thanks (oh, btw I'm a devoted reader)!
-Sarah

Kerry said...

Joanna, you can't even tell that you're going bald!!

You both look gorgeous.

Joanna Goddard said...

sarah--recette is AMAZING but most of the dishes do have some meat somewhere in them (bacon, etc.). you might try Counter in the east village which is an actual vegetarian restaurant (with a nice ambiance) or maybe Mermaid Inn, which has lots of fish on the menu and is great. or you could always go for pizza at a fancier place -- like Co. in chelsea (it's delicious). have a great time and hope your parents love him! xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

becca, we have a nikon D300. we're definitely still learning and growing into it. would be fun to take a photography class.

amynicole said...

you look so dazzlingly beautiful! what a fun night!

Hollie said...

your hair is so long! i'm dying for a date nite. this has been a crazy month in my house!

Joanna Goddard said...

aw, thank you so much, jocelyn! and i'm actually not reading anything at the moment (except children's books) since i'm so consumed with toby :) but i really want to read the new nicole krauss book. xo

maria said...

Hi from Pontevedra, Spain!

Congratulations for such lovely day! You both look so serene and happy...

I wish my husband would love such pretty details as I do, anyway he has rare qualities that I also appreciate!

Thanks very much for the daily dose of joy and good taste I take from you.

Mariena said...

oh so cute you too! Congrats to Alex on his bday and you two look adorable. It's always great when a couple takes time to enjoy themselves ... and get a nanny ;-)

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

I absolutely adore this photo of you!!

Laura said...

Adorable! Happy belated to Alex!

carina said...

You both look so happy! Date night is so much more special when you're suddenly three. Feels much more precious:-)

Notes from Holly St. said...

you guys look so happy and in love...there's something so magical about date night. sounds like the perfect birthday celebration :)

Brooklynn's Balance said...

Good for you two. You seem so incredibly happy together--it's very refreshing (and comforting!)to watch you transition so naturally into being parents. And your dress is so classy!

G. said...

Such a beautiful couple! It's these kinds of photos that Toby will look back on when he's older and get a sense of what true love looks like!

nicole said...

You two look gorgeous! xoxo.

nuša zupanc said...

Mrs. Joanna, you and Alex are such a beautiful cuple!

and sometimes when I read your posts I have a strange feeling that you are so so tired ( which is weird, because I don't even know you, but at the same time it is very obvious because you have a baby). I wish you more dinners ( not just for birthdays :P ) and more carefree moments with your lovely husband :)

p.s. I hope that Toby is well too

Have a lovely afternoon :)

KiraLynn said...

So fun, you two look great!

luke and pamela said...

looks so, so lovely. i'm pretty certain you can't get that kind of food in michigan.

Jgee said...

What sweet images and by the sounds of it an amazing night. Date nights take on a whole new dimension post baby,they are such an extra special treat. Glad you enjoyed. PS. I read your blog everyday but have never commented before, so hello there from Australia x

Kelsey said...

Aw, so sweet. We were in Porto, Portugal in September and salt cod fritters were one of my favorite things!

Ashley said...

You two look gorgeous!

Betsy said...

oh my, you both have such charming smiles, looks like a wonderful, romantic evening :)

Theresa said...

You guys are too cute

Lexie, Little Boat said...

what a lovely celebration!

Anonymous said...

Candle-lit restaurants are one of my favourite things in the world!!

I hope you don't take this the wrong way (either of you) but I reckon that Alex needs some slightly more flattering glasses. I like the ones he has, but I think he should maybe get some shaped more like this... ??
http://www.moscot.com/retro-eyewear-mens-eyewear-yale-tortoise_157_2_15.html#lenscolor=Clear

I've probably crossed a line, sorry, but I've said this just because I've worn glasses since I was 7 and I know hard it is to choose them.

Toby is ridiculously sweet.

AK
x

anna heejin said...

you are are so sweet. hope alex had an amazing birthday.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, AK, we actually totally love his glasses! :) i find them adorable. but i'm need a new pair myself so i'm going to walk up to Moscot tomorrow, thanks for the rec!

EO516 said...

having dates time to time is good.

Rachel said...

Happy belated birthday to Alex! You and your family are so cute. I love your blog.

Carissa said...

glad you two had a wonderful night out! you do look so pretty Joanna! and you both look so happy.

Ania Florek-Kozakiewicz said...

You can say you both had a great time:) I hope I will get to NYC at some point in my life and go to one of those pretty restaurants.... All the best.

la franglaise said...

So nice that you had a romantic dinner (the menu sounds yum). We're off to Normandy this weekend just the two of us to celebrate my birthday whilst little L. stays with his nan. So important to keep the romance!

annawithlove said...

You are such a beautiful couple! Glad you got to go our just the two of you :)
xo
www.annawithlove.com

Ciara Obscura said...

The glow from these photos is just so stunning and filled with warmth, but I'm guessing that they're so luminous because of how lovely and content the two of you are as people. Really so wonderful... thank you for sharing this with us.
I am such a fan of your blog for its incredible flare for the blissful moments and appreciation of the simple things in life. Not sure why I haven't commented on posts until right now, but I think I will start doing so more often.
Be well~*
♥Catherine

Anonymous said...

You look stunning!

Elizabeth Fay said...

Sounds wonderful.

MyLittlePhotographs said...

you two are so lovely:)

ElisabethSpace said...

You two could be a scene from a movie. :)

A Flourishing Perspective said...

Aww, darling this looks like such a wonderful evening! And sounds it too. :) You are oh so lovely and elegant, Joanna. The food sounds absolutely delicious! It is so fun to dress up for a fancy supper...I love it. :)

Have a wonderful day.

xoxo-
Rachel

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So glad you went to Recette, the chef is my cousin's cousin. It is delicious!

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