Thursday was Robb's birthday. He's now (mumble mumble) years old. To celebrate, Robb, Geoff and I went to the Hi Life Café. Ricky was supposed to join us but he had to fly back to New York for a meeting of some sort, so it was just the three of us. We were surprised to learn that Chuck and Carlos had sold the restaurant, although Carlos has remained on as the chef. We started by sharing the appetizer; Creole Calamari (Fresh calamari sautéed in a garlic fricassée). For our main course, Robb and I had the Jumbo Sea Scallops (Seared jumbo scallops served with a ginger accented sweet potato mash and grilled asparagus then finished with an orange glaze). Geoff had the Blueberry Hill (Grilled NY Strip Steak served with homemade Mashed Potatoes and Smoked Blueberry Sauce topped with Bacon dressed Arugula Salad). As usual, the food at the Hi Life was excellent. Because it was a special occasion, we downed a couple bottles of Veuve Clicquot.
Saturday night, we went back to Café Seville for dinner. I had Fillet of Red Snapper Olé, sautéed with artichokes, mushrooms, leeks, lemon juice, garlic and white white. Robb started with a green salad, then had Dolphin with a tomato and jalapeno mix. Our dessert was Tres Leches Cake. Ramon Justicia, an excellent guitarist, was playing, but the other diners were so loud and rude, we could barely hear him over their din.