My wife and I celebrated Valentine’s day early. We both hate crowds. As we nibbled on amazing French cuisine, I noticed two things.
Firstly, about me. I’m a foodie. At least I try to be. When I eat out with my wife, I sample new foods. A few months back, with a gift certificate to Olive Garden, I tried mussels for the first time. I liked it. So for my Valentine’s day feast, I had mussels and fries (a north French staple). Delish.
I will also go umami over sweet every time. We opted for the cheese plate for dessert. Not disappointed. Though there was a slice of fig and a hunk of honey comb to sweeten things up.
Finally, I’d like to point out how everyone was seated. This was a Saturday night at prime dining time. My wife and I were seated in the couples section. I scanned left and right. Every guy sat with a view out the window and the rain washed streets. Every girl faced inward, with a view of her man. Me? The same. Is is an unconscious decision? Has this happened to you?
Glad you finally tried one of my favorite things in the world, even if it was at the Olive Garden. Gasp! You really haven’t had mussles until you’ve either dug them yourself or had them fresh off the boat, though. As for the couple seating arrangement…Hmm. I don’t know. In the past, when I’ve been in a relationship, we usually go for the banquette, so we share the same view. In restaurants, I think — although I can’t be sure — we had equal views. Something to keep an eye on when I re-enter the dating pool.
Our Valentines was most certainly not at Olive Garden. That was just the first place I tried mussels.
Yes, I read that. You did say it was at OG though were you first tried them. In any case, don’t you LOVE them? 🙂