We had a FABULOUS night at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco - on the Club Level. If you have ever stayed at the Ritz on the club level you know how special it is. If you haven't, well, it ain't no Hampton Inn. Trust me, it's special. And if you're on a business trip - schedule all your meetings in the lounge or you're going to miss out on all the yumminess.
Funny story....there is a concierge sitting at a desk right in front of where the elevator doors open. Elli and I weren't expecting anything to be there. The doors open and we saw a lounge with tables set up for a big buffet - and we squeeled! "OOOOOHHH!" The concierge laughed. They were between set-ups. We were looking at empty silver platters. He said, "I can't wait to see your reaction when we have the food set up." Hello. The rif raf has arrived. We tried to behave ourselves from that point on - but it was hard. All I can say is, thank goodness Elli is so cute. He barely noticed me and Don.
So when the food was set up it was Heaven. They had a spread of food, wine, champagne, open bar - pretty much all day long. The food changed depending on the time of day. Breakfast, lunch, happy hour, after dinner snack, dessert. We Mulkey's were like kids in a candy store. Everything was gourmet, first class. They had gourmet meats, cheeses, breads, chocolate fondue, pastries, home-made marshmallows, home-made potato chips, I could go on and on. I don't know about you, but I don't get home-made marshmallows every day. And the potato chips were like nothing you've had before. And that's not even the gourmet stuff that most people brag about.
So on a beautiful silver platter were delicious little cookies, all different colors. I passed them up for a white chocolate macadamia cookie (my personal favorite.) And since I had already pigged out on everything else - I was drawing the line at a little cookie. BIG MISTAKE.
On Sunday in the SF Chronicle, there was a big article about these precious little cookies. Oh, if I could only go back for just one cookie. Do you think they'll give me a cookie do-over?
Guess we'll just have to go back to the Ritz. Honey? Don? Sweetie? Our anniversary is coming up??? #18. (gulp) I think we deserve a whole plateful of little cookies!!