Friday, October 06, 2006

The best meal ever

Tonight we're back in Washington, IA to visit Heidi's mom and her husband. We got here around 8PM tonight and we immediately took off for the square, ostensibly to go get Chinese food. However, we got sidetracked along the way and ended up at Cafe Dodici which I've always wanted to eat at and well, we figured what with our ninth wedding anniversary coming up on Wednesday, why not go out and celebrate?

I've always thought that it was an Italian restaurant, but in reality, it's not. It's more of an international cuisine type place, and man, was it ever good. We started off with a bottle of red wine called Cinnabar merlot which really hit the spot and complemented the food very nicely. The main entree was a filet mignon with a raspberry sauce and potatoes and vegetables. And Oh. My. God. How good was it? I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Of course, it didn't hurt that the wine was really starting to affect me by that point. Good thing we walked down because I was in no condition to be driving!

We also had some creme brulee which was exceptionally yummy (I've never tried that before) and then some coffee to cleanse the palate -- coffee is good at just about any time.

The damage? One hundred and nine dollars. Plus a thirty dollar tip to the absolutely fab waitress that we had that just made the night all that much better. Did I have the money? Hell no! It went on the credit card. But, as Cybill Shepherd says about L'Oreal hair color "I'm (we're) worth it!"

Happy anniversary, honey. Here's to ninety more.

1 comment:

Cherry Red said...

Happy 9th to you! The meal sounds lovely. I love to go some place expensive and fancy like that and not let myself feel guilty. We will defintely have to do this for our 15th andyou for your 10th. :)

We are 5 years ahead of you--just celebrated our 14th on 10/4. We are off work this week doing some cheap things to celebrate... museums, dinners and lunches out (I have numerous giftcards from Christmas and birthdays), movies, West Wing DVDs etc.