Ooops – I quite forgot that I never posted pictures from our F date.
We were so blessed by my sister’s visit. We soaked up all the babysitting my sister had to offer. She watched Gideon so that we could take our D date.
And then we were blessed again (okay, again, and again, and again…) specifically for my birthday. Her gift to me was for Andrew and I to go out to a fancy dinner. She would be the financier of our fancy dinner and our babysitter as well! Andrew took away the need for my indecisive self to decide on a destination: He picked out the place and made reservations for the night after my real birthday.
We went to Flutes.
Okay – so maybe we weren’t going in order. But I figured it was such a fancy date that we couldn’t not let it be our F date. Who cares about E anyways? :p
The atmosphere for the date was just perfect.
It was light enough that you didn’t feel like you weren’t struggling to see what the nuances of color on your plate were, but dark enough to feel cozy and romantic. While you could hear other people in the restaurant, neither did you feel like you had to raise your voice to be heard by your partner. It was just the right ambiance for a “fancy” dinner 😀
But of course, I enjoyed the company even more than the atmosphere.
It took us a little time to decide what we wanted to select from the menu. Andrew chose the “Chef’s Table” set menu, while I decided to go all out and pick out individual choices for each course.
The soup was so rich and creamy but so good, compared with Andrew’s bright flavor’s:
As much as my scallops were delicious, Andrew’s foie gras was probably my highlight of the night.
Yeah, you read right. We had a fancy dinner – so we did it in style, with a pallet cleanser. Actually, we didn’t plan this except for that it was part of Andrew’s set meal. But when they brought Andrew’s out, they also brought a complimentary one for me. I guess they didn’t want me to feel left out!
It was just the right bite of citrus flavor to prepare our tastebuds for the richness of the main course.
The lobster probably won the most impressive and flamboyant presentation award for the fancy dinner.
It was surely some tender and flavorful meat! This was Andrew’s highlight. It was that good.
Again, only Andrew’s set meal had dessert. Good thing too, because I was quite stuffed.
I was hesitant to try Andrew’s Chevre Panna Cotta because our last fancy dinner had panna cotta that we were both less than impressed by. However, I’m glad it was part of the set, because it was delicious.
They gave me a complimentary Chocolate Hazelnut Pie.
It was an absolutely wonderful FABULOUS FANCY F date! (I’m sure we glad we didn’t resort to French Fries for F 😉 )
Thank you to my sister for a great birthday gift.