In my world, each celebration is marked with a meal. It is compulsory. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, new jobs, babies, weddings are all celebrations and all come with a meal. I’m sure it’s Maybe it is just another excuse to eat well. I don’t need an excuse to eat, but if I can find one, I’ll take it.
Today is The Koala and my 4 year wedding anniversary. We met on a summer’s night on Freyburg Square 11 years ago. We fell in love. You marry one person. Make an effort. Celebrate your triumphs. You miss an anniversary, you may as well miss them all.
The secret to a lasting relationship? Enjoy and respect each other. Have similar but not identical views and interests. Maintain your own hobbies and friends. Be complimentary persons, not the same person.
For example, if The Koala didn’t like pies, it might be over between us. But he doesn’t have to love the same pie as me. As long long as we both agree that pies are awesome, we can respect that he loves a steak pie while I’m a mince and cheese kind of girl.
For the first time, we don’t have a big THING planned today. In the past, we’ve done a weekend road trip (including an anniversary dinner at KFC in The Tron), a seafood degustation at Kermedac and also fine dining at Mikano.
Eating fancy is fine, but eating delicious is better. This animated gif helps illustrate the satisfaction of eating something truly delicious.
This week, I thought up the most delicious things we’ve eaten together: Peking duck, scallops wrapped in bacon, grilled salmon…
Peking duck, with light pancakes, sweet sauce and slivers of fresh greens is (in my experience) an appetizer for a celebratory group meal. But couldn’t it just as easily be dinner for two?
Scallops wrapped in bacon and other tasty grilled morsels can be found in yakitori restaurants everywhere. Around here, every dish arrives with 2 skewers. Perfect for a dinner for two.
Coincidentally, we have eaten Peking duck in Beijing and yakitori in Osaka and can vouch that our local versions are very, very good.
So, Peking duck or yakitori. Which would you choose?