This evening we a double date – Lauren and her husband Toly are here on a getaway and wanted to spend a dinner with us – how romantic!!
After attempting to get into a few restaurants with 2 hour waits, we settled into a cozy nook at Petit Pois. Matt and I ate here back in 2005 on our own romantic getaway to Charlottesville and we had yet to go since moving here nearly 1.5 years ago!
The dinner was excellent!
I debated spending the money on a starter salad, but I really wanted something to munch before our entrees came and am so glad I went with it – this was one great fru-fru salad! Beets, goat cheese and pine nuts with an excellent grain mustard dressing. Loved the little dressing pitcher!
Matt had a poached egg salad – equally delicious!
My main course was a broth with Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels, Clams and Calamari. It was really really good (I love seafood medley dishes!), and I loved dipping the toast points into the broth. Matt’s scallop dish, however, was INCREDIBLE! I can’t even describe the flavor – it was almost vanilla-y!? Our server said there was no vanilla involved though. I’d like to go back and eat that again!
The four of us split two desserts to end the meal –
A rich chocolate hazelnut mousse
And an apple crisp! The vanilla ice cream made it.
Both were incredible, but we all said the hazelnut mousse was the winner.
Had a great time with Lauren and Toly! Two couples are better than one.