In early November for the past couple years, we have celebrated our birthday with a weekend in Cape May, New Jersey with Craig and Melitta Cronce . The Virginia hotel, which is yet another one of the interesting and fun places Melitta knows about, is our base of operations. Check out their website at http://www.virginiahotel.com/. Melitta has a wonderful ability to ferret out the best of the best no matter where she goes and lucky for us, is willing to share her finds with us. I am crazy for the decor, which is this 30's glam but all updated, plus lots of red splashed around.
One of the highlights of our stay is dinner in the Ebbitts Room at the hotel. I think as good as any top NYC restaurant. Before dinner we laid claim to one of the small, cozy rooms off the main lobby and toast our friendship, our birthday and Craig and Melitta's anniversary. All great reasons to celebrate. Last year, the server told us we needed to save room for the chef's signature dessert, Sticky Toffee Pudding. Well, we just ordered one to share as we not huge dessert folks. Chris and I fighting for the last couple spoonfuls was ugly...so much so, the staff was mobilizing to break it up (the chef was gratified by our enthusiasm, however). So this year, for some reason I can't fathom, they insisted we each order our own!
A walk on the beach is a must and I love this pic I captured of Craig and Melitta.