Mmmmmmm dinner was soooo delicious tonight!!
We didn’t end up getting to the restaurant until around 8:45 (I was getting so hungry at home that I had a spoonful of each hummus and peanut butter to tide me over) and we sat at the bar for a little while until our table was ready. I ordered a glass of red zin and nursed it the entire night. It was really yummy and I’m proud of myself for walking out only having one glass of wine.
At the bar they had caramel corn to snack on!!! This is bad for hungry girls waiting for their dinner like me. I had a few pieces…
When we sat down, Peggy and I immediately ordered one of the amazing sounding soft pretzels. They weren’t as large as I thought (maybe half the size of ones at the baseball games) but they were hot from the oven and covered with sea salt. The pretzel was served with a whole grain dijon mustard sauce as well as the most amazing cheese sauce ever: a taleggio “fondue”. Ryan and I split one of the pretzels before we ordered dinner…
For my meal I ordered a grilled wild alaskan salmon over a vegetable panzanella salad. It was nothing short of amazing. The salmon was even better than Flemings and that says a lot! It was crispy and delicious with a rare center. And the salad was yummy with chopped veggies and bits of grilled french bread croutons. I ate about 3/4 of the salmon, all my salad and most of Peggy’s salad (she ordered the salmon as well).
Ryan ordered these delicious lobster tacos! Now THIS is what I was expecting today at lunch! I had a bite and it was fantastic.
We didn’t order dessert but the menu looked very interesting. I feel full now but definitely not stuffed. It was a great meal with great friends—and so much fun to catch up with Peggy! We were inseparable in college and have remained very close over the past four years.
Here’s a picture of Ryan and I. Ryan was “posing” with the amazing cheese sauce he poured all over his lobster tacos (it was really for the soft pretzels but his motto is “cheese makes everything better”)
And a picture I snagged of Ryan taking a nap this afternoon with Dexter stalking his mouse…..I think this might be my favorite picture ever.
We are off to bed now! We are going to try to wake up early and head over to the Wide World of Sports to go watch the Bucs practice!