Dessert/ Dinner

Date Night!

***Woahhhh amazing splurge night alert ahead!!!!!!!!***

Tonight Ryan and I went to the Indigo Room, the restaurant in a new hotel on the ocean here in Vero. Everything was divine and it was an absolute perfect date (and splurge!) night! Here’s a recap:

We arrived a little bit before our resi, so we sat at the bar and had a drink. I had a lovely glass of pinto noir:


We walked outside with our drinks (Ryan got his signature Rum & Diet) because we were RIGHT on the ocean. It was gorgeous and they had a huge fire pit going since it was so chilly!


When we finally sat down, we immediately ordered an appetizer because I was starving! We split the bruschetta and, to my surprise, they actually did split it for us! Ryan and I each were served an appetizer sized plate with two bruschetta, topped with prosciutto, fresh buffalo mozzarella and shredded basil with a tomato salad and topped with balsamic syrup.


Oh my gosh, this was AMAZING! I managed to stay clear of the bread basket but when this was served to me there was no going back. The bread was incredibly chewy and the contrast of flavors was amazing. I ate one plus a few bites of the second. So good!

For my entree, I chose the ahi tuna, my favorite! It was served on a spicy asian style salad with napa cabbage and topped with….radish? I have no idea.


My only gripe was that this dish was $$$ and really wasn’t very much fish! It seemed more like an appetizer portion and was probably only 3 oz of fish. It was fine for me but just seemed a little pricey for the amount. Ryan had the filet, which was awesome, and gave me a few bites as well!

Oh yeah………and we totally ordered the truffle mac & cheese side dish to share:

My portion:


I probably had 2x this amount…..who knows…..I could NOT stop picking at it! Especially after two hefty glasses of wine! It was phenomenal!

Since I was on a roll, I ordered us dessert as well: tarte tatin with cinnamon ice cream!


What a presentation! Ryan insisted on taking my picture with it


The tart, like the bruschetta, was conveniently split into two mini slices. I conveniently inhaled most of it though ;). Honestly, the tart wasn’t anything special…just puff pastry (which I highly doubt they make in house because its sooo time consuming and expensive!) topped with apples…….but again, after two glasses of wine it seemed like a wonderful idea. The cinnamon ice cream, on the other hand, was to die for! Regardless, I am quite full right now and ready for my jammies and bed!

Ryan and I are waking up early, going to church, then going out to breakfast after. We are definitely working out as well since I had a day pass for him at my gym here….and then he has to leave 🙁 Sad! But…I’ll be home on Thursday after working like 12 hours!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Saturday night…I’m headed to bed early. See you tomorrow!

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  • polly
    November 22, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Jenna, you and Ryan are TOO CUTE! I am so happy for you and have a wonderful day again tomorrow. And soon in a wip-stich (my mom always said that) you’ll be back with R and your fam on Thanksgiving night!! yay!

  • Molly
    November 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Glad you had fun! Everything looks so great! Is the tuna raw? Just wondering, because I’ve never had that dish before!

  • Jen
    November 22, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    What a fun visit!! And you have more than earned a splurge night with the boy 😉 (and I think that was raw beet on your tuna– looks just like the stuff I put on my salads at the local farmer’s market)

    Yay for fun weekends!

  • Julz
    November 22, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Those were def BEETS! Are you not a beet fan?! Herb Roasted Beets are SO spectacular!!!! =] I leerrrrve Beetsies! And you look SO cute in your little polkadot poncho/cropped numba! Where’d ya get it? 😉

  • Oh She Glows
    November 22, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Glad the restaurant was a hit!
    The dessert looks so yummy.

    I love your outfit too!! I love those cropped sleeve ponchos…Ive been dying to get one.

  • Megan
    November 22, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    What a wonderful date night with amazing food!

  • Nellie
    November 22, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Everything about your night looked perfect! The food, the location, your outfit! I love your top, it looks very Anthropologie! Adorable!

  • mh
    November 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    everything looks so good! You are ryan are too cute! Makes me miss my boy! aww…distance Sucks! haha

  • Erica
    November 22, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Looks like a fantastic weekend so far!! And you’re both going to church in the morning?! Awesome! And that mac and cheese looks divine! Seriously, I’m drooling!

  • Sarah
    November 23, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Looks like fun and delicious food! I’m glad you know how to enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle with some indulgences, way to go!

  • rebecca
    November 23, 2008 at 3:12 am

    Gorgeous Eats! Have a great Sunday!

  • MizFit
    November 23, 2008 at 6:34 am

    date night here last night…and so worth it 😉

    Im sure youve said before so I need to search but does ryan like? loathe? when you take pics at dinner??

  • Jennifer
    November 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Fun dinner date! 😀

  • VeggieGirl
    November 23, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Worthy splurges, girl!! 🙂

    Enjoy your last day with Ryan today!!!

  • Sammie
    November 23, 2008 at 6:52 am

    What a great date night!!! I love your sweater – so funky.
    Was that beets on top of the tuna? It looks so perfectly prepared.
    Enjoy the rest of your time with Ryan – you two are cuties.

  • Jen (Running with Food)
    November 23, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Sounds like a fabulous night! All your eats look delish!! Def worth the splurge!

    I love your sweater as well … so fashionable! 🙂

  • Michelle
    November 23, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Glad you had a fun night out!!! Love your splurges!!

  • Beadie
    November 23, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Sounds like a wonderful date night!

  • K
    November 23, 2008 at 8:44 am

    What a great date night! Love your top, where did you get it?! Enjoy your Sunday and I’m sure Thursday will be here before you know it!

  • Mara
    November 23, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Ok, that was total food p*rn!!! That dessert… drool… and tuna is by far my favorite food!

  • Rachel
    November 23, 2008 at 9:15 am

    You look so pretty and SO happy! I’m glad you had a good time!

  • Amanda
    November 23, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Looks like fun! Those are definitely beets atop your tuna, too!

  • jenna
    November 23, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for all the outfit comments, yall! Everything I own is pretty much from Anthropologie (including that sweater) since I used to work there. I love it!


    It’s funny actually…….Ryan is TOTALLY into the blog and always reminds me to take pictures! He loves it!


    The tuna is seared for about 30 seconds but it’s basically raw…sushi-style. I love it!

  • runjess
    November 23, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Looks like a wonderful time!

    And my boyfriend reminds me to take blog photos at restaurants too. Haha.

  • Mel
    November 23, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful date night! The food looks really amazing, totally worth the splurge!

  • HangryPants
    November 23, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I bet you are completely spoiled by all the wonderful desserts you can make yourself!

  • Nina
    November 24, 2008 at 12:25 am

    I think those are beets that are on top of the ahi