We started off the festivities with a gym workout (boring) followed by some refreshing pops (I am obsessed with King of Pops.)
After a walk through the whale exhibit and chowing down on some crab dip, we headed to our anniversary dinner destination - 4th & Swift.
After he proposed Zach told me of our plans to go celebrate at 4th & Swift, but he assured me we could change plans if I wanted to go anywhere else in the city. After weighing out all my options, I made the decision we would go to JCT Kitchen instead, a warm and cozy southern restaruant tucked away on the Westside. Zach promptly called, cancelled our reservation at 4th & Swift, and THEN proceeded to tell me he had arranged for flowers, a card, etc to be waiting for me at our table at 4th & Swift! I felt horrible! I immediately wanted to stick to the original plan, but Zach wanted me to go where I wanted. So… we ate at JCT Kitchen and abandoned the flowers altogether. Lol. Isn't that sad?! Haha The waitstaff probably thinks I didn't accept his proposal because he didn't say why he was canceling. Haha! I wonder who got my engagement flowers...
Anyway because of all this and the emphasis on 4th… there was no better choice for our 4th anniversary celebration and it did not disappoint. It was totally amazing and Chef Jay Swift is truly gifted at creating unique parings and a beautiful dining experience.
Our anniversary menu included:
Maplebrook Farm Burrata with speckled ham and sourdough