Our trip was supposed to end today. We came home a day early to save money on a Saturday night B&B room cost. But a giftcard + restaurant week + a free night, we decided to extend it one more day
Car snacks – a green apple that I only ate half of and rejected. It was gross.
And this CCNO bar I bought at the market this morning. It was SO good. Like cookie dough and greens in one! At only $1.50, I thought it was a pretty good bar choice made in Cville!
A 5 hour drive later (hopefully the second-to-last time we’ll have to make that in the next few months!) we were back in the Queen City. My emotions about Charlotte had definitely changed. I definitely felt homesick for Charlottesville right away, but we’ve settled back in and it is a nice place to live. It’s just missing some kind of connection for me or something. Hard to believe we’re gone in 10 days!
I was feeling really cruddy when we got home. Zero energy. Kind of sick. I think it was just 5 hours in the car. But I had one of those Amazing Grass packets and a side of SYTYCD and was revived!! I really do appreciate these packets. They don’t taste great but they are good at the same time.
Matt and I put on our fancy clothes and headed uptown in the rain
Blue has been a favorite of ours since we moved here. Caitlin and Kristien got us a thank you gift card when we hosted them back in June. Thank you for dinner guys!!!!!
They dining room was totally full (=restaurant week!!) so we were offered bar seating. Aside from the dark lighting, it was the perfect ambiance. We sat on a velvet couch!
I wasn’t going to drink tonight. I was planning to order sparkling water so I’d have a drink to slosh around. I’ve had a lot of alcohol in the past few days and based on my personal experience, alcohol makes me gain weight quickly. Especially 2 weeks straight of it!
However, the velvet, my romantic husband and the ambiance convinced me to partake regardless I ordered a glass of the 2006 St Francis Red Blend – a favorite Sonoma winery of ours!
Blue knows bread. These shared between us were fabulous! Warm and salty!
Our strategy tonight was light for me, heavy for him but 100% shared. He got a 3 course restaurant week selection (and because Blue’s entrees are nearing $30, this basically meant free app and dessert!) and I just ordered a simple salad.
We shared Matt’s flatbread to start. I had 2 of the doughy delight pieces with prosciutto and herbs
For entrees, he got the halibut and shared
And I got a [blurry] Mediterranean salad with quail egg and olives
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the dessert!!! We chose a Local Peach Tart with almond gelato.
It was huge and we didn’t intend to eat it all but somehow it’s missing!
Wonderful romantic evening and I’m thrilled to be home in time to veg on the couch a bit with SYTYCD Part II!!!