The boyfriend and I share the same birthday, which means we only get one birthday dinner a year. We try to make it nice - the first time, we did the 7 courses with drink pairings at PS7s, which was phenomenal and fun (not fussy). The second time, we did Birch and Barley, overlooking the kitchen, with beer pairings. Same - delicious and fun, not fussy, though the food was a bit less playful.
We had occasional last summer to do Inn at Little Washington, and though the food was flawless, it lacked that fun playfulness that we've come to enjoy. Conversely, Thai X-ing is pretty much our favorite place.
So, I've got a month to go before this year's co-birthday. I'm playing around with The Source, because he's never been and we love Asian food, but since we kind of have a tradition of tasting menus, I was also considering Rogue 24. I just don't want to pay Rogue 24 prices, other than the 4-course price fixe.
So, if anyone has other ideas about non-staid tasting menus or if they have experiences with the new Rogue 24 4-course meal, I'd appreciate it!