Ben and I are bad at going out on dates since we became parents. I could count on one hand the number of dates we have had since last summer. Let's see, The A Team, Inception, Scott Pilgrim, the zoo date, . . . that might be it. Did I miss any, Ben? Maybe we went to Virgilio's once without Jack?
Luckily, I have an awesome sister who helps us overcome this. For Christmas we received tickets to Colorado Ballet with babysitting included! Today I cashed in.
We got all dressed up to see a matinee of Romeo and Juliet. Fantastic show, if a little light on the dancing and heavy on the emoting as it wound down. Sumptuous costumes, interesting choreography, and a live orchestra. So much fun. I only wish they could have gotten together in the end ;-)
After the show we walked a few blocks down 14th to a new restaurant, Euclid Hall. We were surprised when they told us it was 5280 Restaurant Week! We usually look forward to this every year but hadn't given it any thought this time around. Participating restaurants offer a special menu of options for a dinner for two for $52.80. This place had most of their menu on the list. We took advantage of it and had an awesome meal. We ordered:
Pickle Sampler (Sweet Bread and Butter Pickles, Hops Infused Pickle, Hot, Spicy and Very Sincere Pickles, Seasonal Pickles)
Roasted Cauliflower Salad, shishito pepper marmalade, Haystack goat cheese, scallions, tempura crunchies
Beef Short Rib Kielbasa
Boudin Noir, avec curry e aubergine
Roasted Duck Poutine, duck gravy, black pepper, Wisconsin cheddar curd
Griddled Camembert and Peach Preserve Sandwich, Waldorf salad
Red Velvet Cupcake, 7 minute frosting
Funnel Cake Fried Bananas, peanut butter caramel
So yum. We got home in time to chat with ma soeur for a bit and put Jack to bed. Thank you again, Amanda, for a wonderful afternoon out!