A few years back my husband and I were visiting some close friends in Austin, Tx. It so happened to be my husbands birthday and our friends had a great idea—Eddie V’s in downtown Austin.
If you’ve ever been to this location, you know how magical it is. From the prim and proper waiter uniforms, to the absence of light. It’s SO romantic.
We finished our delicious steaks and crab fried rice (yes! At a steakhouse amazing!)…but there was something more.
The lights dimmed even further and a rectangular plate appeared from thin air. On it was a circular butter cake, a scoop of butter pecan ice cream, and a dollop of fresh whipped cream topped with a mint leaf. As we glared at this concoction from heaven—the server lit a crystal gravy boat full of rum and poured the flaming liquor over the cake! It was like dancing blue flames celebrating his birthday with us!
The trifecta of that buttery cake, rich whipped cream and cooling butter pecan remains etched in my brain to this day!
Although nobody wants more birthdays after 30, everybody can agree they want this celebration as often as possible