How are you guys doing? Hopefully you enjoyed a fun and relaxing weekend.
Our weekend started off with sushi on Friday night, followed by me throwing up in the bathroom for two hours. I felt 100 percent better the next morning, so I’m blaming the sushi. We called my little episode our “anniversary tradition” because I’ve actually been sick with food poisoning two other times on our anniversary! What are the odds!?
On Saturday we celebrated our 10 year dating anniversary with a date to a local restaurant and wine bar.
Ryan and I seem to be the fastest eaters on the planet and are usually in and out of a restaurant in under 45 minutes, but on Saturday night we did a great job of expanding our evening and had a fantastic two-plus hour meal at Cuvee.
We began with wine and two appetizers and our waiter didn’t even ask for our entrée order until he cleared our cheddar gratin and scallops away. We were quite grateful to him for this because we never felt rushed and had a blast while we enjoyed a longer-than-usual dinner date!
Plus, sampling various types of wine was a lot of fun!
(Yes, Merri, I totally copied your coworker’s outfit for our date night and wore the drawstring pants I bought a mere 15 minutes after I saw her wearing them back in December.)
Ryan and I both agreed that our favorite wine of the night was the Enamore, a blend of Malbec, Syrah, Bonarda and Cabernet Franc.
For my main course, I ordered the eggplant parmesan.
Oh heeey goat cheese!
Over dinner we had fun reminiscing about the last 10 years together and got on the topic of our best dates which naturally turned into discussing our worst date. We’ve been fortunate not to endure any serious dating disasters together, but our worst date memory occurred back in college when we went to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant.
After we sat down in the tiny restaurant, a mariachi band came and played next to us throughout the entire date. Yes, they were talented, but we couldn’t hear one word the other person was saying during our date! We ended up laughing throughout the evening and felt grateful we weren’t there on our first date. As fun as it is to watch Ryan eat his dinner to jammin’ live music, I’d rather talk to him, too!
Once we were finished with our entrees, our waiter surprised us with dessert!
Quite the incredible presentation for a chocolate soufflé, huh!?
When our waiter asked us if we were celebrating something special, we didn’t expect him to do anything fancy for us at all, so it was quite a treat when he surprised us with a fabulous soufflé.
We had no trouble polishing that baby off!
It was the perfect way to celebrate 10 years with Ryan. He is quite a catch and I can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store for us!
Question of the Morning
- What is one of your worst date experiences?
- For the married folks: Do you celebrate your dating anniversary?