>V-Day Early

>So last night I took the hubby out for a Super Secret Date Night to celebrate Valentine’s Day early.

We got in the car and drove and drove without him knowing where we were going, until we ended up at the Culinary Institute of America.

This marks our 4th trip there and our 4th restaurant at the school we have eaten at. Now it’s time to start over!

We ate at the St. Andrew’s Cafe which serves contemporary fare, with those of you unfamiliar with the CIA this is one of the TOP schools for Culinary Mastery. The restaurants and the kitchens are all run and staffed by the students working to get their degree.

We had very attentive (a few of them cute, and a few of them light in the loafers) Waiters. And I must say this meal ranks right up there with the meal we had at the Escoffier Restaurant which is french cuisine.

So wasting no more time here is what the Hubby and I Had.

Wine – I had the White Wine Flights the hubby had the Red

For White Wine Lovers

  • Flight #1 – The Road Well Traveled
    Von Kesselstatt Riesling, Zemmer Pinot Grigio and Bonterra Chardonnay
  • Flight #2 – Off the Beaten Path
    Avaleda Vinho Verde, Bodegas Aldial Naia and Caves Plaimont Colombelle(this wine was my favorite)

For Red Wine Lovers

  • Flight #3 – Old Reliable
    Fleur de California Pinot Noir, Fetzer Merlot, and Lindemans Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Flight #4 – Seeing Red…
    Domaine de Beaurenard Côtes-du Rhône, Boutari Nemea and Torres Tempranillo

Starters –
Hubby – Salmon-Sesame Cake
Me – Louisiana Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo
and we split
Steamed Shrimp and Brown Rice Wontons

Main Course
Hubby –
Japanese Udon Noodles
Me – Korean-Style Braised Beef Short Ribs

Hubby –
White Chocolate Cheesecake
Me – Chocolate Brownie Sundae


8 thoughts on “>V-Day Early

  1. >Man oh man, you guys pull out all of the stops to celebrate in style! It sounds like something I’d try to pull off…and I just might…at our own Culinary Institute here…they do the same sort of things. How fun is that!

  2. >What a great idea to dine there! I imagine you get very high quality food for much less than you’d pay at a fancy restaurant.Glad you two boys enjoyed your (early) Valentines day dinner!

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