Anthony and I share many loves; our love for each other, our love for our children and our love for food and drink. We will travel and we will pay for something new, something different, something spectacular. To celebrate Anthony’s birthday we decided to check out the relatively new Le Diplomate in the bustling, restaurant and bar heavy 14th Street corridor.

Le Diplomate is getting a lot of buzz and was personally recommended by a good friend with similar tastes so I went in with high expectations and it did not disappoint. From the decor to the waitstaff to the other patrons, Le Diplomate is upscale but not stuffy. The place was packed, on a snowy Wednesday evening, but the noise level was surprisingly low. We started with the foie gras parfait which was perfectly creamy and balanced and steak tartare which was fresh and vibrant. For entrees I had the roasted scallops with truffle sabayon and Anthony had moules frites. Everything was absolutely delicious and paired perfectly with their cocktails and house wine. We celebrated another year lived and another year loved.