Celebrating my husband’s birthday would not have been complete without a romantic birthday dinner. Pretty much every dinner we had in Cabo was a romantic, intimate affair but I wanted his actual birthday dinner to feel really special, and luckily we got to indulge in one.
For our romantic birthday dinner for Tor, we headed over to Esperanza’s sister (and recently opened) property – Chileno Bay Resort. We arrived about a half hour early for our dinner reservation so we could walk around the resort, which just opened up this past February. The resort has a very modern approach compared to its sister resort, with a palette of whites, black, and blues. It also boasts one of the only swimmable beaches in Cabo, as well as a unique salt inhalation room in the spa that is lined with Himalayan salt blocks.
After exploring the resort, and immediately feeling a desire to return to Cabo to stay at Chileno Bay, it was time to head over to their main restaurant Comal for our romantic birthday dinner for Tor. The sun was just beginning to set, which really added to the ambiance of our dinner location. With a clear view of the ocean (and stars) and a pink sunset, we couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner setting.
I am normally so bad with names, but I remembered our waiter’s name at Comal because he was so friendly, knowledgable, and a lot of fun. His name was Elias, and he knew so much about Napa wines which helped us decide which bottle to order to toast to Tor. He also convinced me to order more totoaba, which was a fish that Tor and I were not familiar with at all prior to our visit to Cabo. Now we couldn’t get enough of it!
After celebrating a romantic evening together at Chileno Bay and dining on chocolate tortillas (oh you bet I ate them all!) and concluding our meal with a decadent Brazilian hot chocolate made at our table by Elias himself (I documented it all on my Instagram story!), Tor and I walked hand in hand under the stars. It couldn’t have been a more wonderful, private evening for us to celebrate.
As my husband turns another year older, I find myself even more grateful than before for getting to spend another year with him. We are approaching seven years of being together next month, and I have loved every second we have spent together and every adventure we have embarked on as a couple. As a little girl, I always dreamed about what it would be like to be in love. Now I know what that feels like, except back then I didn’t realize you could fall even more in love with someone over time. I find myself falling more and more in love with my husband with each year that passes as well as becoming prouder and prouder of him. I have loved watching him grow as a person and as an actor. I have loved celebrating his achievements, his successes, but also being there for him for the downs. Tor is usually pretty low-key and is never really big on a huge birthday celebration, but I am so happy I was able to steal him away to Cabo for a few days to celebrate him as he deserves it more than he will ever admit. Happy birthday Tor! Here’s to many more birthdays that we get to celebrate together.
Thank you to Chileno Bay Resort & Comal for hosting us. As always, opinions are my own.
Photos by Torrance Coombs.
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