Thursday, February 5, 2009

CELEBRATION!!!



Today was my daughters birthday! Her girlfriend suggested we go out for dinner when they got off work so I met them downtown (Chicago).

I took the train (which I love).....you travel through some of the most interesting neighborhoods. When I got to Union station I jumped in a cab for a quick ride to their workplace. At first I thought about walking there but then I decided it was a wee bit too cold!!!! When we pulled to the side of the street the ladies hopped in the taxi and we were off to the restaraunt (Wildfire). The atmophere was lovely, the servers were friendly and attentive. I must also mention the decor was nice with an open kitchen concept, it was also very clean!

This was my first time there so our friend (L) made some suggestions! We tried the house salad which was dee-lish! They served two types of bread with this too! For the entree I ordered the same as (L) barbecued chicken, it was so good (moist and delicious). After our meals the server brought over a small chocolate molten-like cake with a candle on it and we sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We all shared a bite of it....next.....we ordered a desert to share. The desert had three types of sweeties on it with berries!!!! Yummy, it was good.

During our dinner we had some wonderful conversations. We chatted about family, cruises, Chicago's north and south side!!! I really had a great time and I hope we don't have to wait until another birthday to do it again!!!!!! CHEERS! Michele





















29 comments:

Bo said...

Happy Birthday to your pretty daughter...looks like a fun girls' night out! ;-) Bo

Lara Gisela said...

What a wonderful celebration! I love the pictures. Thanks, Michelle.
May God bless you all.

Mari said...

What a fun place to go to. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

mbkatc230 said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. Looks like you had a great celebration! It's funny, our favorite restaurant in our little town is called Wildfire! Kathy

Paris said...

Happy Birthday to Chandell! Looks like you guys had a fun and yummy time!

Lynette said...

It looks like y'all had a great time - Happy Birthday to your pretty daughter!!

Bre said...

What fun going out for dinner with your daughter. Wish I could have done that .....but instead my daughter opted for having 15 - 16 year olds over LOL!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ....love meeting new bloggers ...please pop by again!

Cheers,
Bre

prof en retraite said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! Looks like everyone had fun and the food looks soooo yummy! Hugs...Debbie

JMW said...

Looks like you had fun - Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Cathy said...

What a fun evening! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Cathy

artis1111 said...

Oh that does look yummmmmy! I have been to Chicago 2 times. Loved the food. We stayed at the Drake. It was lovely. Kathy

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Birthday!
What a fabulous looking dinner! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Michele,

Happy birthday to your daughter. She is a beautiful girl! Sounds (and looks) like you had a great time! I worked downtown for awhile so I got used to walking in the cold. So many things to look at can distract you!!

Have been to the Wildfire in Oakbrook & loved it! :-)

Have a great weekend!!

xoxo
Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sounds like such a fun night. And that food looks and sounds delicious! My mouth is watering. It is too bad that we wait until an "occasion" to have great times like that. You're right, we need to make time to do it when there is not an "occasion". Thanks for the reminder. laurie

Fifi Flowers said...

Look like FUN and YUM!
Yea to February birthdays!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

Charli and me said...

It looks and sounds like you had such a lovely time. Happy birthday to your daughter :>)

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Boy that dessert looks yummy! Made me hungry and it's almost time for bed. Drat! ;o)

Happy Birthday to your daughter, and I'm glad y'all had a good time celebrating.

Have a great Sunday, Michele. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Mamaoftwins said...

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santamaker said...

What a nice birthday in the windy city!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Aw, look at you adorable ladies. I miss Chicago so much! While I'm sure it was gorgeous outside, I can imagine it was a bit cold still {esp. with that wind, ha!} for walking. I'm going to try to visit my best friend in Chicago sometime this Spring - it's so fun!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday to her! It looks like you had a great time! That dessert looks wonderful...!!

Judi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. That was sooo nice that you were all going out for dinner to celebrate. Thats special. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
come by and visit when you have some time..
Judi

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Hey! I saw your blog on Sunday Baker.....actually I was drawn to the PUG. I have a fat Puggy named Susie~
Looks like a fun birthday dinner! I have a sister that lives in Chicago, I'll have to ask to go to Wildfire's the next time I visit her.
Take care.
♥ Lilly

Shauna said...

Looks like so much fun! Hope you have a blessed and very Happy Valentines Day! ♥ Hugs!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks for the visit, come back anytime. My sister has the cutest little pug ever...

Jill said...

Hello.. Just stopping by after seeing you at French's blog.
I am glad you daughter had a nice birthday. Looks like a really nice restaurant.
The dessert... my mouth is watering!

Nice meeting you!

GrannySmithGreen said...

I think I gained 10lb just looking at that desert! It looks so delicious! I'm sure you all had the best time. Hope your weekend has been great!
-GSG

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Sounds like a very nice birthday celebration. Thanks for the restaurant review. My dd lives in Chicago and we are always looking for someplace new to eat.

Your daughter is so pretty.

Donna

I'll have another one, please! said...

Ah..the architectural firm I used to work for did "lunch & learns" 1-2x a month and it was usually catered by Wildfire. Mmm..mm!
Thanks for sharing!