Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Date

Jarrod and I are less than fancy. A night out for us means Taco Cabana, or if we really want to splurge, On the Border or Bangkok City. So the other night was a real treat. He's a member of, and a few times a year they let you buy gift certificates for 80% off. So, we were able to purchase a $50 gift certificate for $4! You had to spend $100 to use the coupon, but we had a $50 gift card from a friend for helping them move - so a $100 meal at a fancy restaurant for $4!!!

And, being the classy folks we are, we took pictures of the food :-) (we have no shame... although Jarrod did play lookout so I could hide the camera when the wait staff was coming, so I guess we do have shame. I took the pictures quickly, and the lighting was poor, so these pictures are terrible, but you get the idea)

We had 3 (THREE!!) appetizers:

Appetizer number 1: Bruschetta al Pomodoro — Toasted slices of homemade bread topped with fresh diced tomatoes, garlic, chopped basil and mozzarella. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

Appetizer number 2: Ostriche al forno — Oysters baked with fresh spinach, chopped onions, and bacon bids in champagne sauce

Appetizer number 3: Gamberoni Farciti — Three jumbo prawns stuffed with fresh lump crab meat, topped with creamy sun dried tomato sauce

Stef's Entree: Vitello alla Oscar — Veal scaloppini and fresh crab meat in a light brandy cream sauce

Jarrod's Entree: Bistecca con Salsa al Forno — 12- oz rib eye, aged, marinated and grilled, served with Madeira wine and mushroom sauce, side of homemade mashed potatoes

We forgot to take pictures of the Desserts

Dessert #1: Tiramisu — Lady Finger soaked in rum and espresso layered with mascarpone cheese (which we packed up and ate at home while watching House)

Dessert #2: Crème Brulee — Vanilla custard with a caramelized sugar crust

Topped off with a killer Cappuccino.


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