Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Valentine’s celebration. I am off of work today, so I’ll be back tomorrow with a full weekend recap, but until then, I wanted to share our Valentine’s date.
Valentine’s has always held a special place in our relationship. So while I don’t get into the day much, I always love to think back to nine years ago when Phil rescued me from a snow storm. It was the beginning of our relationship and a sweet, fond memory.
We had a slow and quiet morning, but I was treated to some gorgeous flowers and a new mug that I’ve had my eye on!
Phil’s mom came down to babysit so Phil and I could head out for the night. I was kept in the dark on the plans, so I was thrilled when we pulled into a new-to us restaurant.
Shiro is a restaurant and sushi bar that is in a historic mansion. The mansion has been restored and is a gorgeous and romantic setting for dinner.
Not long after being seated, we heard the band start to play. The live band was situated on the landing of the grand staircase, so it was a beautiful addition to our evening. Not long after they started playing, I looked at Phil and told him they were playing our wedding song!
It was such a wonderful surprise that added to our evening.
Our dinner started with traditional salads with the most delicious ginger dressing. We also enjoyed edamame that was perfectly cooked and seasoned.
For our dinner, I was highly enticed by the Chilean sea bass, filet, and scallops, but decided to go for a full sushi meal. Phil does not care for sushi, so anytime I have the opportunity to enjoy it, I am all in.
I opted for two rolls; a spicy tuna cucumber roll and a spicy salmon roll with baked lemon. They were both a mix of spice and sweet that perfectly balanced in flavor. While I loved the addition of lemon, my heart always goes to a cucumber roll.
Phil opted for a filet stir-fry that was so tender and flavorful. We both dug into our meals and raved all of the way through. I even convinced Phil to try a few bites of sushi, which he admitted were “ok.” That’s a win in my book!
After dinner, we went to another restaurant for a cocktail. Our dinner wrapped at 8:15 pm and I told Phil there was no way I was heading home so early with Mitch tucked into bed and a babysitter!
To wrap up the night, we snuck into Menchie’s minutes before close. It was so fun to run through the store pouring, mixing flavors, tasting and sprinkling toppings like we were eight. Fro-yo dates were a weekly occurrence pre-baby, and they have become a very rare treat. With freedom on our side, we knew fro-yo had to be a part of the night – and we made the most of it!
I have to say – Phil knocked it out of the park with this valentines. Nothing over the top, just thoughtful details and of course time together to relax, laughing over drinks, running hand in hand to make it into the fro-yo store that remind me of that day nine years ago.
How was your valentines? What is your favorite dessert? Sushi, steak or salmon?