The other day I won a $50 gift card to a fancy restaurant on my favorite radio station. My parents offered to watch the kids so we could enjoy a night out. They were very excited about spending the night at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
After the kids were dropped off, Eric and I drove to Starlite downtown for dinner. We were excited because as Top Chef fans, we were going to get to try some dishes we had only heard of. The first thing we were brought was a piece of brie topped with a peach slice and balsamic vinegar. I didn't eat it because I wasn't sure if I could eat soft cheese. Bummer because it looked good. We both thought the black angus beef carpaccio sounded good with it's crispy capers, shaved pecorino romano cheese, arugula pesto and smoked sea salt. Next time we will google carpaccio because apparently that means thinly sliced raw meat. Not good for a pregnant lady or a picky man. Starlite did redeem itself with dinner though. I had the pork belly simply because my favorite Top Chef contestant Richard Blais cooked with it on the show. The crispy pork with edaname and carrots was scrumptious. Eric enjoyed his pork tenderloin too. We both decided it was a nice treat, but we prefer to know what we are eating before we order it.
We had a nice night and were excited about sleeping in the next morning without the kids waking us up at 7. Why is it the morning you can sleep in, is the morning you can't sleep past 8? Oh, and guess who woke me up in the middle of the kid-free night? That damn cat.