Tuesday, November 16

date night

I was contacted thru my momtourage site about a local restaurant that wanted me to come in and try their fare and then be given a gift card to give away on my momtourage blog.
 (Locals, stay tuned!)
Now that has been a tasty unexpected perk of my mom's group! I have now been contacted several times about trying different products, doing give-a-ways, free museum passes and other great opportunities! I do put a lot of time and effort into it each week, so having these little perks has been extra fun!
I figured this would be a really fun date night and it definitely was!
So we headed out to the Sonoma Grille last night!
Heading downtown, at 8 pm, can it really be? Lovin' it.
 The Sonoma Grille is billed as "California Eclectic" and specializes in local, sustainable, and organic foods.
Bottom line: it was delish!!
They had also told me that while it was no problem to bring my hubby, the portions would be for one person. No problem, we ate dinner first, fully expecting a few nibbles of whatever they would offer. 
They first trotted out to a selection of five of their appetizers. 5!!

With items like -
*Jerked Laughing Bird Shrimp, Papaya Salsa, Plantain Chips, Toasted Papaya Seed Dressing
*Indonesian Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce
*Filet Mignon with roasted tomato, sweet & sour onion marmalde, Dijon Aioli, Jack Cheese, Micro Greens
Those were followed by 2 (full!) sandwich entrees (and the most amazing fries!):
*Grilled Amish Chicken Breast -Free range chicken, La Quercia Farms prosciutto, housemade mozzarella, roasted red pepper, cilantro pesto, Ciabatta
*A Grilled Vegetable Gyro - grilled fresh vegetables, romaine, roma tomato, local feta cheese, tzatziki, pita

We ate what we could, we were unbelievably stuffed. Poor Eden gained 5 lbs in one hour. Yes, it was totally Eden doing the gaining, not me. :)
I seriously felt full all day today!
So a big thanks to the Sonoma Grille and for a fun & free date night!

1 comment:

juliechall said...

Wow - lucky you! Rob and I love to try local places. What a great opportunity to do it for free! I'm also glad you finally had your date :)