As much as I complain about not having our own space right now (which I’ll continue to say…it is getting old!), one of the many perks of living with my parents is the fact that they are more than happy to watch Lucas whenever! So last night, Jay and I decided to take advantage of that and headed out for a little weeknight date night dinner.
With everything we’ve had going on lately, between building the house, moving (x2 so far), and some other stuff, things have just been a little stressful and we haven’t had nearly as much “us” time as we like to. Sure, we’re still together most evenings, but you guys get what I’m saying, right? It’s just different when you’re with other people.
Luckily, a nice little dinner out did the trick. Then again, I should use the world “little” lightly, because our dinner was anything but that!
As we sat down and started looking over the menus, we saw that they have a special deal on Monday and Tuesday evenings: 4 courses for $20. Seriously? After seeing the options that they had for it, we both decided it was too great of a deal to pass up so we went for it.
For the first course, we each got something different so we could share; I ordered the calamari and he ordered the crab cakes.
The calamari was simple but so delicious, and the crab cakes were great. Not a ton of breading, lots of crab…and no shells. 😉
My handsome date. He’s been so great lately with all of the chaos.
Cheers to wine glasses the size of my head!
Our second course was just a simple house salad, but they have awesome croutons and a great house Italian dressing, so this salad was totally winning.
For my main course, I opted for the Hazelnut Crusted Chicken. I’d had this dish before, years ago, and I was thrilled to see that it still does not disappoint. The sweet mandarin cream sauce they put on top is just SO good.
In order to save room for our final course, I ate about half the chicken and some veggies because I was seriously losing steam at this point. But I still managed to save room for that dessert!
Which was a simple brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.
Needless to say, the two of us left the restaurant wishing we had stretchy pants and some wheelchairs to wheel us out to our car. But the food was fantastic, and the company was even better. 🙂