5th Anniversary Celebration in Charleston, SC

Oh how we live for a vacation!  Every year John and I plan a pilgrimage back to Charleston to celebrate our anniversary.  We’ve even managed to incorporate a convention into our trip but we go at least two nights early to have some celebration time for ourselves.  This past Saturday we rushed down to get checked into our hotel and dress for our dinner reservations at Grill 225.  We arrived early enough to watch the sunset on the rooftop of the Market Pavilion and enjoy a drink.  The wind was a bit much and with the sunset the temperature dropped so we found our way to the bar downstairs and ordered a drink.  The Nitrotini is the signature drink of the Market Pavilion and Grill 225.  They arrive at the table complete with celebratory smoke drifting off the drink!  I had the cucumber nitrotini and it was delicious!  John started with a dessert martini swirled with chocolate.  One of the thrills of being an adult… starting with dessert!

We were seated right at 7pm and met our waiter, Jess, who took very good care of us.  As every year, John and I enjoy a filet cooked to perfection with a crispy seasoned outside along with a three pound lobster prepared classic tableside.  We also enjoyed a new side dish of Cauliflower fritters that were very tasty and much more than the two of us could finish.  The dinner was finished off with the baklava purse created by the pastry chef complete with “Happy 5th Anniversary” scrolled in chocolate =)  What great attention to detail!  We both left the restaurant smiling and stuffed … until next year when we anticipate another great night of reflection over the prior year and make future plans and goals to enjoy together!

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