Mom's Birthday Celebrations

My mom's birthday is a couple of weeks before Christmas, and while we celebrated on her actual birthday with a family dinner, our plans for her requested Lunch on Limoges birthday lunch were postponed when she found out she had to work. Without fail though, we rescheduled for the end of December and it was to Dade City we went to celebrate for lunch. My mom and grandmother have been taking me to Lunch on Limoges from the time I was a little girl. It has always been a very special place to me, as I'm sure it is to many other people in the Dade City and Tampa area. With it's unique decor, delicious take on southern favorites, and their sweet as can be staff, it will probably always be a place I hold very close to my heart. This last trip to Lunch on Limoges will be no exception, seeing as my grandmother was able to join us as well. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, surrounded by great food and two of my favorite people. I'm very lucky to have such wonderful women in my life, and I'm glad to be able to celebrate with them. 

We had traditional raspberry iced tea and miniature muffins to start off with followed by an appetizer size of fried eggplant with a creamy lemon caper sauce. For our entrees, my grandmother had pecan crusted grouper, my mom chose crab cakes, and I had blue crab stuffed shrimp with eggplant casserole and garlic potatoes. For dessert, because no birthday is complete without dessert, my grandmother had the strawberry cake, my mom chose the coconut cake, and I had a pan seared butter poundcake with poached pears and strawberries. Everything was sinfully delicious and I can't wait to celebrate again already next year :)