Monday, May 31, 2010

Date Night

Tuesday night Matt and I had our first "date night" as a married couple. We recently realized that the only time we go out is with friends. Although we're always having fun, whether it be at home or with our friends out and about New England, we decided that we should go out with just the two of us every week. Last Tuesday was our first date night and I decided I would plan the evening. Dinner and a movie! We went to Cafe 47 for dinner and then strolled down Newbury Street stopping at JP Licks for an ice cream before ending at the movie theatre to see Iron Man 2.

It was cute. Matt kept confusing the night with our first date. "Not knowing" how to start conversations or if he could hold my hand. I quickly reminded him that we've been married for almost 5 years and this was just our first date NIGHT not our first date. Anyway, we got past the confusion shortly after we left our building so the rest of the night was just fun. It was so nice to get out of the house, away from life stress and just enjoy each other and living in the city.

I bought a Groupon a couple weeks ago for Cafe 47. I have been wanting to try this new restaurant for awhile and finally had a reason to get out of our neighborhood to try it. I'm glad we did! It was such a cute little restaurant. The restaurant is warm and inviting with exposed brick and an open bar kitchen. The jazz duo that was playing was fantastic. We loved every minute of our dinner.

I started with a house salad while Matt enjoyed the wedge salad.

I really wanted to try their pizza because with a short detour they can be on our way home from work. So I figured they may be a good place for an after work take out. Matt and I decided to split a slice of pepperoni pizza as an appetizer. It was good and filled my need for pizza but it doesn't replace our favorite pizza place, Figs.

I got the Atlantic Salmon for my entree. It came with a roasted red pepper sauce on a bed of sauteed spinach and vegetable risotto. The salmon was cooked well-done, which is just the way I like it. The risotto was perfect. It included vegetables that I would not have thought to put into risotto, such as carrots and peas, but it was delicious!! Last but not least the spinach was perfectly sauteed with massive amounts of garlic and olive oil. Yum!

Matt really enjoyed his entree as well! He got the grilled chicken kebab that came with the vegetable risotto as well.

Dinner was great and I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. If we ever find ourselves near Cafe 47 around a meal time we will definitely come back!

After dinner Matt and I walked down Newbury street so that we could get dessert. We stopped at our favorite ice cream shop, JP Licks. I got a small coconut chocolate chip yogurt with rainbow jimmies in a cone. YUM! (Matt took this photo with his iPhone app, Hipstamatic, which is why it looks vintage)

It was a beautiful spring night for ice cream and a walk to the movie theatre! Matt and I loved Iron Man 2 but we pretty much love anything with Robert Downey Jr. It was the perfect first date night.

I can't wait to see what Matt plans for next week! It's his turn!

1 comment:

  1. Always eating ice cream! Miss you too!