Today was a pretty uneventful day. I didn’t have class, or any other pressing obligations, so it was the usual work schedule for me. I was planning on going home and making some din din when Chris called me and told me that his dad and step mom wanted to take us out to dinner! Going out is such a treat for us, especially since we almost always eat in and make our own creations. They had planned on taking a flight today out to Colorado to visit their cabin being built, but because of the bad weather there, they spent a good part of the day in the airport trying to catch flights. So they finally decided to wait till tomorrow (fingers crossed), and decided to have a nice dinner.
We went to a place called Casa di Amore (House of Love if I had to guess?). It’s an American Italian eatery that has a neat ambiance . . . low lights, candles, and even a crooner named George Bugati that sings all kinds of lounge/jazz type songs. It’s a really great place to hang out, relax and enjoy some yummy food and music. It’s a bit on the pricey side for us, so it’s more of a special occasion type place.
I decided on the Chicken Caprese, complete with grilled chicken (I’m sure it had a light breading on it), buffalo mozzarella, thick tomatoes and a sprinkling of fragrant basil. It also came with a side of broccoli, roasted red peppers and pasta. Entirely too much of course! But, I took home about half to have for lunch tomorrow, leftovers yay! I also had a glass of chianti (pictured above). It was such a nice wine, and I believe pretty reasonable too. It was fruity, and although the body wasn’t too full, it had a very nice finish. I think this may be my go-to wine for awhile :)
Gotta love that candlelight setting . . .
Afterwards, we tried a place called Yofrutto near UNLV, where they pile any kind of toppings you like on top of plain frozen yogurt. I love the slight twang this stuff has! This wasn’t as good as Red Mango, and the kiwi weren’t quite ripe, but it was very refreshing and light. A perfect ending to an unexpected treat! Sooo glad it’s Friday tomorrow!
Do you like things to be unexpected or are you a more planning oriented person with your day mapped out by the minute?