Oprah Throws BFF Gayle King An Intimate Dinner Party For Her 63rd Birthday
Kevin Mazur

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.

Oprah Winfrey celebrated her best friend Gayle King‘s 63rd birthday with an intimate dinner for 10 on Thursday, documenting the delicious menu in an enthusiastic video shared to her Instagram page.

“Hi everybody. It’s Gayle’s birthday, so we’re having birthday dinner,” Winfey, 63, said in the clip, with King by her side. “It’s almost weight watchers approved.”

Among the food items Winfrey documented were glazed carrots, dover sole meunière (“Gayle’s favorite”), skillet potatoes, and butter lettuce salad with pears.

There was also truffle au gratin cauliflower — because, as King explained, “cauliflower is having a moment.”


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One dish seemed to entice the two longtime pals more than the others: braised short ribs. “I love braised short ribs,” Winfrey gushed. “Melt in your mouth good,” added King.

The video tour ended with Winfrey embracing King in a warm hug. “Happy Birthday, my best friend Gayle King!” she cheered, as the camera panned her beautiful dining room to reveal a sea of friends and chefs cheering her on.

And no birthday would be complete without dessert, so the media mogul followed up with a video of the room singing “Happy Birthday” to King while she held a giant floral cake with candles. “Yellow cake with yellow frosting for Gayle who loves YELLOW!” she captioned the clip.

Yellow cake with yellow frosting for Gayle who loves YELLOW! #happybirthdaygayle

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Winfrey has made food tours like this somewhat of a habit on social media. On Thanksgiving, she shared a similar video of her spread on Instagram. The impressive feast was made up of an heirloom tomato salad, traditional cornbread stuffing, candied red jeweled sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green beans with almonds, sage natural gravy, truffle au gratin potatoes (again), sweet corn casserole, and four (yes, four!) turkeys.


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