Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Anniversary to us!

Last June we celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary, in summary we've moved 7 times. Lived in 4 different cities, 3 different countries, had 2 lovable and kind children and survived a life threatening illness. We've been through a lot, I'm sure every marriage goes through many ups and downs after all it's what we sign up for "to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health to love and to cherish, from this day forward until death do us part". Which is why each year we make it a point to celebrate our anniversary, to celebrate all the obstacles we've managed to pass and all the lessons we've learned. This year we celebrated evolving to the team, marriage and family we've strongly built with solid foundations. 

It's been 2 months since we flew back from the U.S. to Costa Rica and since last week we've been craving one specific restaurant's food: Benihana. Growing up my family has celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries at Benihana, there's something about having your meal cooked right in front of you that makes it even more delicious! You are sure it will be off the grill and at the perfect temperature, also you'll notice how fresh the ingredients used are I mean you get to see all the vegetables chopped up and ready to be cooked. 

We make it a point to visit Benihana to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary, you see my birthday is a day before our wedding anniversary which means we have been visiting Benihana together to celebrate both events for the past 13 years! 

This year our anniversary dinner was unplanned, it was our first night back in San Diego and the kids were getting ready for bed when my husband mentioned he was hungry and was craving Benihana. We called to check what time they closed our nearest location, 5 minutes after we were on our way to dinner as my parents watched the kids. We arrived 20 minutes prior to them closing and they were already organizing silverware and table cloths and more, however they still took us and were amazing at preparing our meal and even checking in on us to see if we wanted anything else. 

I love when a restaurant and its team are all about having happy customers, this truly showed us how much Benihana cares for their customers and made us feel so comfortable. On this visit we decided to order the hibachi chicken, which starts off with a garden salad and a bowl of onion soup: 

Hibachi Chicken, is boneless-skinless chicken breast grilled with mushrooms, butter and sesame seeds. It is served with grilled vegetables on the side as well as as shrimp. 

Spicy Las Vegas Roll, this roll is our favorite anytime anywhere. We've actually asked local sushi restaurants wherever we go if they can make something similar for us, they never get it as perfect as Benihana! This roll has salmon, avocado, cream cheese and it is deep fried. Topped off with a fresh slice of jalapeƱo that has spicy sauce on top. 

Business' that care about their customers like this one and providing great service should always get the recognition, which is why I decided to share our experience with you. Through the years and all the visits they have always provided us with excellent service and food quality. 

I truly wish they had a Costa Rica location, before our move here I searched to see if they did and it had a San Jose location listed. When we arrived we searched for it and found out it has shut down. Hopefully we get to travel where they do have a location to enjoy another delicious meal. If not, there's always our next travel to the U.S. 

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