Saturday, January 5, 2013

dad turns 65!

My trip home was orchestrated to include a celebration for my dad's 65th birthday - and what better place to go than Lake Elmo Inn?

I think he's just a little excited about the cajun pork chops.

Wild rice risotto and seared duck.  Heaven!  (though the risotto was mostly arborio rice---I'm now trying to puzzle out how to make risotto that's all wild rice.  Challenge accepted!)

"Sin of the Inn"

Our champagne to celebrate (the first time I saw my dad drink champagne!)

Ornaments hung above the bar - a long-standing tradition where bringing in an ornament meant a free drink (now modified to canned goods for a food shelter because let's just say the entire room looked like this).

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