Emergency-forget about Japanese-I FORGOT MY MOM'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
I need an emergency "OMG-I-forgot-your-85th-Bday" seafood restaurant. Mom LOVES fish-I've been wanting tro try Black Salt, but I'm open to suggestions. Maybe something a little further toward the west since we live out near Winchester (land of nothing worth eating), or even in Frederick.
Both my suggestions are in Tysons, which I realize is not *close* to Winchester, but I guess it is closER than DC.
1) Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (their crab cakes are very good)
2) If you are okay with shelling a bit more $$, you can try Maestro which is in the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Galleria. Their menu is seafood heavy and they even have a 5 and 7 course tasting.
How could you forget your Mom's BD? Yipes!
Since I haven't been to the DC, NoVa area in several years, I can't make a recommendation for a restaurant, but I'd be sending her flowers and buying her a great box of chocolate or perfume, etc. Or anything you know she'd really like, i.e., book, clothing, music--then take her to a great restaurant (and notify the restaurant ahead of time that it's your Mom's birthday and arrange to have a dessert or cordial sent to her). Good luck. I'm sure the D.C. area CH's will guide you in the right direction. FoiGras
Hmmmm FoisGras, it seems ike you might have some personal experience in this area??? Well you''ll be glad to know I anticipated at least some of your advice. She didn't want to trek all the way down to DC, and she and dad like to eat early (6 p.m., yuck) so I was able to snag a table at Girasole in The Plains and I'm having a bouquet of sunflowers delivered to the table. Funny, when I called her to apologize she said "Well I thought that's why you had us over to dinner the other night!" It was just a regular Sunday supper invite though, with no birthday card or broohaha, so I think she was just being nice. (I made a Vietnamese rice noodle-vegetable-pineapple salad-grilled pork thingy with brown sugar and cinnamon -braised pineapple over vanilla ice cream for dessert. May I say it was YUM)
Missy--Thank goodness--it's seems as though you redeemed yourself. Good Girl!
Fortunately, I never--I mean NEVER--forgot my Mom, Dad's or Hubby's birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Guess I'm just lucky or neurotic enough to be on top of such celebratory situations.
BTW, your Mom sounds like a very gracious lady since she had thought your invite to Sunday night supper was sufficient enough to be a birthday celebration. Aren't you so lucky to have such a loving, self-actualized Mom. Perhaps, that is why you seem to be such a nice person. Hey, we all make mistakes and can be forgetfull. In this day and age it isn't to be somewhat mindless--we are so involved in many other areas, such as work, school, kids, gas and food prices, etc.
Glad to hear that all went well. Best wishes--FoiGras
P.S. sounds as though you are quite the accomplished cook. I'm impressed.