On February 27, 2001 Helen and I were married in Chicago. February 27 is the most special day of our year. On that date in 1999 we began dating, at a dorm formal in Comiskey Park. On February 27, 2000 I proposed, and fortunately Helen decided to accept. And one year later we began our lives happily ever after.
In Chicago we celebrated this date at a wonderful fondue place, Geja's Cafe. In Washington we ate at Palena Restaurant the first year, and had tea at the Ritz and dinner at the Melting Pot the second time around.
Now we're in New York City, where the Zagat restaurant guide has become our blue state Bible. It helped us discover the top 50 restaurant Blue Hill, which delights in "celebrating the produce of the Hudson Valley." So tonight we trundled down to Washington Square Park for an anniversary feast.
We left very happy guests, because Blue Hill featured delicious food, attentive service and delightful ambiance. We both ordered the tasting menu, which allowed us to sample the seafood, lamb, and dessert. The chef also sent out two small appetizers, including a soup that we drank from a shot glass.
Although it is enjoyable to dine in style, this luxury is only the icing on the cake of a very happy marriage. Please click here if you are interested in a more detailed time line of our relationship, or would like to read the wedding vows that Helen and I wrote together.