Monday, August 27, 2012

A Fun Birthday Dinner

After Balloon Fest Friday we all went out for a fun birthday dinner. My youngest daughter's boyfriend Anthony was celebrating his 19th birthday with us and Kate and I wanted to go somewhere special.

We kept seeing television commercials for Fujiyama Steak house and thought it looked like a fun place to go. Plus we all like steak, Kate and Ginny love Sushi, I had never tried it and wanted to so....

We asked Anthony if he may be interested in going there for his birthday. He said it sounded fine to him as long as he could have steak! Well, Kate and I knew that for crying out loud!!

Ginny was here visiting and Jake was on vacation so we took the forty minute or so drive to the steak house.

You have the choice of regular seating or Hibachi. We, of coarse, in unison, said "Hibachi". After all we wanted dinner and a show. And that is exactly what we got. 

First we ordered drinks. Ginny had Saki and I ordered a Singapore Sling. They are very good by the way! Everyone else ordered soda. Jake was the designated driver.

We were then served Mushroom soup. Some of us liked it and some didn't. I thought it very mild tasting and good. The next coarse was salad served with a Ginger Dressing, I think we all liked that.

Next came the Sushi. I think we ordered six or more different one's and shared them all. O.K. I like Sushi!!

I think my husband even liked some of it ! Anyway we all had fun sampling the Sushi. So onward to the meal. After we finished our Sushi and ordered more drinks, our Hibachi Chef entered the room with his cart filled with goodies. I have to say that we got very lucky with the chef we had as he was VERY entertaining. The Chef at the table next to us wasn't nearly as entertaining!

He was a great jester as well as chef, which in our family was greatly appreciated! As he was preparing our rice and noodles, we all got the chance to catch it with our mouths as he threw it in the air at us! Ginny and Anthony were the only two that were able to catch the rice!

I believe he was getting ready to toss some rice at Anthony , the birthday boy. Lets just say there was a lot of laughing and screaming going on and it wasn't just from our table. I think we were all having so much fun that everyone else was getting a kick out of it.

Blurry I know! But it was hard catching the shot of Anthony catching the rice, but he did!!

Alright, just for the few of you who may never have had a teen in your life, a rare photo of them smiling simultaneously!

We all had a great and enjoyable meal. Hibachi Steak, Shrimp and Chicken with noodles, rice and vegetables. 

My oldest daughter Ginny and myself.

We all had such a great time. This was a dinner that I'm sure we will all remember for a long time. I'm sure we will return again. And I think it was a pretty special birthday dinner for Anthony!

Here's a photo of Jake and I. So long for now!


Talin's Corner said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun, good for you!

Cindy said...

I think I would like everything but the sushi. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. Have a great week.


Anvilcloud said...

What with holidays, balloon festivals and birthday dinners, it seems like you guys are having a good time.

Lois Evensen said...

What a fun outing with great food! Happy Birthday once again!

Dee said...

I like all the photo's of you guys having fun together. Your writing shows that the good time is lingering on. I still have not eaten sushi. You and Jake are a good looking couple :)

Lynilu said...

I love eating at that kind of restaurant! Yes, it is always a show worth seeing .... and eating!

Glad you tried sushi. I like it, too, at least most of what I've tried. Yum!

Love the pictures! And love you, girl!

Lynilu said...

BTW, left a message for you at my blog. :)

Bonny said...

I love to hear about your adventures and see your fantastic photos of your family. I'm so glad you all had a great time. Much love my friend.

A Lady's Life said...

I love sushi and having a chef like this is so much fun.
I am happy you guys had a great Birthday party with every one in good spirits :)

Rob-bear said...

Sushi and I tend not to get along too well.

But I'm glad you had fun. (Is it still legal to have that much fun all at once?)

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Barb said...

Diana - two great pics of you with Ginny and Jake! I haven't been to a Japanese hibachi restaurant in ages. I do remember the chefs are showmen. Happy B-day to Anthony.

Eileen said...

This sounds like so much fun! We have something similar to that near us, but I've never been there. I think I'll have to try it after this post!

And a Singapore Sling! I haven't had one of those in ages and ages!

I loved each and every photo, it was just like being there!

Happy Belated Birthday to Anthony!
Love to you, E

naida said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, your daughter looks just like you!