Our night on the town in the Queen City (a.k.a. Charlotte) was fun, but too short!! We really wanted more wine, drinks, dessert, dancing and/or company but talked ourselves out of spending more money and didn’t have music or friends to fill the others.
Before SATC we went to a wine tasting just down the street. All of the “summer wines” were fantastic and unique! I had 5 of these (about 1 glass total)
The movie was great!! Met my expectations. I agree it lagged in the middle a bit, but overall I loved it. One. long. episode
We snuck a 100 calorie bag into the theater to snack on. Shhh!
After the ritsy NYC movie we wanted to go to a fancy dinner with white table clothes and big bottles of wine, but we decided Dean & Deluca would be the smarter choices (for our wallets and health).
I got a humongous salad:
I just LOVE build your own salads. I choose lots of veggies and top them off with my favorite additions, goat cheese included!
The salad was composed of:
- Mixed greens
- Snap peas
- Sun dried tomatoes
- Roasted red peppers
- Grilled mixed veggies
- Kalamata olives
- Goat cheese
- Dijon dressing on the side
SO GOOD!! It was so big I poured about 25% on a plate to eat.
And ended up eating another 25% or so from the box afterwards.
Dean & Deluca can be dangerous for nibbling because there are always tons of great samples. I had a few for dessert, including the toffee samples!
After dinner we crossed the street to the Dean & Deluca Wine Room (a separate enterprise) for some tastes.
I started with a 2 oz taste of the Mambo Red –
And for our anniversary, the husband ordered the “07 Groom”
Second I had a grenache -
And we reluctantly called it a night.