I had a very memorable birthday dinner at Acqua Catering & Restaurant. During the Buffalo restaurant week, many local restaurants offer solid $20 deal for multiple courses, so did Acqua. Having not known anything about the dishes there, I was attracted by the well-designed website & location first (yes it is very important for restaurants to have a great website to attract 1st time visitors!). As stated in their official website, “Enjoy our innovative menu created by Chef Edward Dolski offering specialties of the surf- a vast assortment of fresh seafood dishes. Enjoy one of our culinary creations while enjoying a spectacular view the harbor”. And, it turned out the dishes surprised me too. The Asian Spiced Braised Short Ribs with Oriental Noodles is not authentic Asian food but totally conquered my stomach by the mouthwatering and very freshly seasoned broth. My roommate had a pan-seared Seabass which had a crispy skin and moisturized mouth-feel.
Talking about my birthday, I got a lot of blessings from my families and friends, as always. And the past year was very special with many achievements – I graduated with my MBA, moved to a new city and started my 1st full-time job in my favorite industry. I visited many lovely places with my beloved ones, met so many amazing people during work & travels from all over the world, which enriched my simple everyday life. I started this blog and recorded so many great memories here. Moreover, I realized that family & friends are my most valuable asset. I learned, how to give more love & spend more time with people I care and love.