It was our 12th Anniversary last April and if memory serves me right, there would not be fireworks nor outrageous surprises. Heck, it would even be a rarity if he remembers it at all!!!
But this year he did and thankfully it is without the help of younger selves from 12 years ago to greet us!
The Chinese Adonis fetched me from the office and when I got in the car, he proudly (or rather cockily) handed me these bouquet of red roses! My favorite!
Yeyyyy!!! I hope this is a yearly thing!
Some may snort at flowers for special occasions dismissing it as wasteful. But for me it's my one vice. I could never get enough of it! I would always bury my face into a bunch of fresh flowers and take in its fragrant beauty. Even if it would dry up and wither soon flowers would always give me a loving and warm memory!!!!
Yub was supposed to take me to this Italian restaurant as a surprise since he knew how much I loved pasta and salad. (Actually, he could take me ANYWHERE because I'm bound to find something I love there. Even in Jollibee! Yes!) Unfortunately, the restaurant was already closed and I think it's permanent since there's nothing inside.
Screw you online reviews! You could at least mention that the restaurant is closed already!
So we just walked and talked for awhile deciding where our Plan B should be when I mentioned that we could just go to LUSSO since I was planning to have a date with Mati there.
And so LUSSO it is!
LUSSO is headed by Chef Margarita Fores, the khaleesi behind CIBO.
The space for LUSSO was hush, secluded, cozy, and totally chic!
Even if LUSSO is limited in size, there is still a vast chandelier towering over diners for that extra majestic effect.
Thankfully there were no loud mouths in LUSSO probably because a mere murmur might be heard on all corners with the serenity of the place.
It's quiet... romantic... and private! Now that is SO fine by me!
We were served by this very kind waiter who was so accommodating and helpful to us. I hate snooty servers in fine dining restaurants who put on such airs when they know that it's your first time there.
I'm sure you know how patient he is when he is serving a customer with THIS face. He he he he he he!
Time to order!
I set my eyes on ordering their specialty -- LUSSO Demi-Pound Burger (P850.00)
Hmmm... I was about to delete this one but I just remembered that we have about 5 pictures of this same nature. I wonder why the Chinese Adonis suddenly had a fetish for these kind of mirrors? Hmmmmm...........
For appetizers we got the LUSSO Luxe Truffle Mushroom (P270.00) since I'm very fond now of this pungent ingredient!
When I saw it though I was a bit concerned that the Chinese Adonis won't like it. He hates anything topped with weird tasting sauces. Would you believe that he won't even touch my creamy carbonara which my friends and family love?
He took a small taste of the cream and let out a smile with matching beautiful eyes. The Chinese Adonis liked it! Yey! So that meant I won't have to finish this by my lonesome!
Our anniversary dinner was going off to a good start!
LUSSO also has a wide range of specialty drinks to match your entree!
Since we WERE celebrating our anniversary, my usual Coke zero was replaced with a chilled curvy goblet of Laxas Albarino wine (P420.00)
The very light wine truly eased down the strong flavors of the creamed truffle topping. I'm really no drinker but I'm starting to appreciate the taste of wine with my food.
Half way to our fries and we already felt a bit full! Oh no! I also ordered the Chicken Pot Pie but had it cancelled because I'm sure I won't be able to finish it.
Yep. That's aging for you guys. Your tummy will shrink to a size of a prune when you're our age. It's fine really if your curves stay the same. But with just one biteful of pasta it's very likely that your dress size will strike up a notch as well.
DEFINITELY not cool.
So eat whatever you want while you're young. CARPE DIEM that extra rice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cancelled that sorry Chicken Pot Pie for a plate of LUSSO's famous burger stuffed with foie gras! Just one look and I'm thankful that I did. No matter how mind-blowingly delicious this may seem I won't be able to finish it with the side salad and extra fries.
Sorry. We don't believe in doggy (leftover) bags. For us it's a waste of food and money because usually nobody eats it at home. We always order what's just right for us in the resto. That's what my Daddy always taught us!
Will you look at that thick patty????
This is not a mere sandwich -- this seems to be a creation of a hungry Leonardo Da Vinci. A work of gastronomic art!
Happy 12th anniversary to us!
Now, time to attack this sucker!
The LUSSO burger had a crusty brioche bun that I set on the side for awhile lest I wanted to have a locked-jaw.
Now, ain't that a beautiful sight? The burger was perfectly medium-rare and encased the creamy and hearty foie gras.
One bite and I was astounded, amazed, shocked, and all the words you could use to describe awe-struck because that was one damn juicy and meaty burger!!!!!
I was told by my friend that I should give my LUSSO burger a generous spread of the Camembert cheese. Being the obedient lady that I am (plus more) I drizzled several spoonfuls of the rich milky topping.
As much as I wanted to dig in and get a hold of this thick and messy burger, I just used a knife and fork, since I'm lazy to wash my hands.
Har de har har!
But really, that meat was so delicious especially with the fatty bites of foie gras! You would be licking your lips at all the juices that would be flowing while you savor every morsel!
ERICJAZ FOODIES at LUSSO!
A toast to this wonderful Plan B for our Anniversary!
And we're done.
Our LUSSO bill!
Wow.... That glass of wine pala was much more expensive that the appetizer!
NEXT TIME I'M BACK TO COKE ZERO! He he he he he he!
After our wonderful meal at LUSSO, we had coffee and dessert at BIZU. It's already tradition for us whenever we're at Greenbelt! He he he he he!
Awww... BIZU gave us an anniversary dessert!
NAAAH! I ordered a slice of cake and asked the server if she could pipe on Happy Anniversary on it.
After 12 years, I have come to FINALLY accept that my husband is not a romantic person. I guess if I want any romance or gimiks, it should really come from me.
Besides, even if I don't get the fireworks nor the outrageous surprises, I always come home to a husband who would rather help the little lords with their homework and help my family out in every way he can. Plus, he would always stay with me downstairs while I finish my blog in the wee small hours of the morning. Yep even if he has to be very early the next day.
I guess I have my own kind of surprise by having a husband who always treat me like I'm the hottest lady in all galaxies. Yu-uh! Even if I have all the flab, stretchmarks, and farty gas to prove him otherwise.
Now THAT'S fireworks for you. ERICJAZ FOODIES style!
Here's to MORE years of craziness ahead Labski, Yubski, Yubhub, Yubiski, The Chinese Adonis, Mark Anthony... and over-all MY ERIC!
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When we got home the Chinese Adonis offered our flowers to Mama Mary as what we always do. More pogi points for that!!!!!!
And this is why I love flowers too! We always give it to Mama Mary :)