Tonight we headed out on one final big date night. I’m sure there will be small date nights here on out, but not quite as adventuresome!
We went over the mountains to Staunton to shop around and go out to dinner at Zynodoa, an establishment that has been on my bucket list for ages. Just had to work up the courage to drive 40 miles away! [And I have to say I was a wee bit nervous to be so far from our hospital should labor have dramatically started…]
Staunton was charming and full of antique shops.
We found one we liked a lot – a cross between a hardware store and an antique shop.
At 38 weeks, I had a hard time fitting through the aisles!
But scored one fine vintage wooden box for $10!
We walked around for over an hour – luckily our heat wave is gone and 80* was the perfect temp!
Our dinner reservations weren’t until 7:30, so we settled into a beer garden for a drink to kill some time and discuss the usual: babies, bread, beer.
His + Hers
Time flew by and soon enough it was dinnertime!
The buttery biscuits that came out first set the expectations high – this was delicious!
As a starter, we shared the Artisan Cheese Plate, two Swiss-like cheeses and a parmesan with an array of dried fruit and candied nuts. We couldn’t choose a favorite cheese, as we kept changing favorites depending on what we tasted before and after!
For my entrée, I had to get the crabcake – one of my favorite foods of all time! It was awesome: crispy-fried, Old Bayed and just crab inside. The dilled + chilled summer squash underneath were also fabulous
And the mac and cheese boat on the side – rich, thick and everything you’d expect out of the classic dish.
Matt had trout with pork and green beans, which was good but not as good as mine : )
We finished our cheese plate for dessert! No room for Maple Pecan Cheese Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream – what I would have gotten!
Was it worth the drive? Yes. Will we be doing it again anytime soon – probably not