As Ryan, my father-in-law and I headed to our separate closets to find something to wear for dinner last night, we laughed pretty hard when we all emerged in white shirts and jeans.
Ryan’s dad selected the restaurant, saying he wanted to take us somewhere nice to celebrate our upcoming one-year wedding anniversary. How nice!
Once we were seated, we began our meal with a round of drinks (Riesling for me!), enjoyed with crusty French bread and butter.
When it came time to order our entrees, I was torn between the duck and the eggplant lasagna. Fortunately Ryan had his eye on the lasagna, so I opted for the duck and got to try a bit of both!
This meal was hands down the best meal I’ve had in Ocala to date.
The duck was served with cornbread stuffing (<—the real reason I ordered it) and a cranberry glaze. It reminded me of gourmet Thanksgiving on a plate.
The stuffing was unreal. I couldn’t get enough!
The duck was cooked perfectly (I like pink!) and seasoned with the most delicious combination of spices. I ate nearly everything on my place except for the bites that were pure fat which I had wrapped up for Sadie.
We talked about ordering dessert at the restaurant, but decided to keep it classy and hit up a classic French ice cream shop on our way home.
Ah yes, Dairy Queen!
I ordered a pumpkin pie blizzard (my first one ever!) and the flavor was spot-on.
Once we finished our ice cream, we headed home to see Sadie and feed her my leftover French fat.
I swear she would’ve done anything for that fat!
Now I’m waiting for everyone to wake up this morning. We have a very festive activity on the agenda for today and I can’t wait!