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For our wedding, Dan and I received a gift certificate from my Spanish professor. It was a bit of a joke, as Dan and I had never gone OUT to eat the whole time we were dating/engaged. We always just ate on campus, at his apartments, or at our parents' homes. We ended up deciding to save the certificate until our first anniversary. It was certainly a lot of fun and quite the treat going to a fancy restaurant!

Fore Street has an a la carte menu, so you order everything separately--there's no such thing as "coming with a side of..." They change their menu every night, so they even let me take our menu home for a souvenir! Thank goodness or else I'd never remember it all! We started with an appetizer of Wood Grilled Harlequin Quail with Potato Gnocchi and Fiddleheads. (Unfortunately, we forgot to get a picture of it first.)

For entrees, Dan ordered Three Cuts of Maine Island Lamb with Hokurei Turnips, Carrots, and Roasted Garlic. And a side of Boar Fat Roasted Fingerlings with Sherry, Vinegar, and Sea Salt.

I ordered the Mulard Duck Breast with Rapini and Carmelized Red Onion, and a side of Garlic Mashed Organic Maine Potatoes. (You can see our sides of Potatoes and Fingerlings in the background.)

And for dessert, we ordered two Cappuccinos with their Fore Street's Dessert Sampler for Two--and they wrote "Happy Anniversary" on it for us as a surprise! The center dessert with the candle is a Rhubarb-Vanilla Sorbet, then clockwise starting with the triangle is a Dark Chocolate Pate with Italian Meringue and Vanilla Bean Syrup, Orange Panna Cotta, Bourbon Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Butter Cream, Cinnamon Stick Creme Brulee, and White Chocolate-Lemon Ice Cream.

p.s. As a culinary dictionary, fingerlings are little baby potatoes that look like chubby fingers, rapini is a kind of broccoli raab/kale thing, and fiddleheads are the first, spring shoots of ferns.

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