Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Evening was Extravagantly...

My baby's so sweet. He planned out our two year seven month anniversary. The first part of the day was spent on the beach - Ollie blogged about our "beach day" and our "Sunflower dinner" last night. You can check it out on his blog - tactology.

He also planned a surprise dinner for the second part of our anniversary weekend. Not knowing where we were going, I was both anticipating and wondering what was to happen tonight. All he told me was to dress warm and trendy - as usual. We had a little photo shoot in our bathroom, just to make sure that we looked okay.

After our photo shoot, we headed out to our dinning destination. Like I said before, I had no clue on where we're going. I was guessing on the way, and with all the clues that he told me, I thought we were going to downtown San Diego, since that's where we always go to have a nice dinner.

The freeways we took were different, so downtown was out of the picture. I was excited to see where he's taking me. We ended up going to La Jolla, I believe it was the La Jolla Cove on Prospect St. He took me down this street that was pitch black, I couldn't see anything. We parked and once I opened the door, I smelled the ocean. Since it was dark, I couldn't tell if we were anywhere near the sea. He told me that we were next to the ocean and it would have been really nice if the sun was still out. Even without the sun, the evening was starting off beautifully.

We walked up a dark stairway to the street full of restaurants and galleries. We strolled up and down the street trying to figure out where our restaurant was located. We finally found it, but since our reservation wasn't until 9 o'clock, we took advantage of the time we had and walked around the strip.

We visited a lot of art galleries, since the strip was full of them. We specifically liked the "Martin Lawrence Gallery" because it held a lot of contemporary modern pieces - we're not really interested in older art.

We were so inspired by the art that we saw that we thought it was cool to make our own "city lights" art.

We headed back to our restaurant. "George's", because we were a bit hungry. It was still a bit early for our reservation but the hostess said that our table was ready. The restaurant was divided into three different rooms: George's bar, California Modern and Ocean Terrace. Our reservations were in the Ocean Terrace which sits atop the building and overlooks the cove. It was pretty dark out already, but the dim moon light illuminated the waves crashing on the sand. It was beautiful. We were seated and the environment was modern with a romantic touch. It was really nice to have a nice little dinner with my Ollie and just talk about anything and everything.

Our food was delicious... We started out with the crispy calamari, some white wine and a pepsi - for me!

For our main entree, Ollie had some penne pasta (braised lamb shoulder, artichokes, roasted
tomatoes, peas, olives and minted ricotta cheese)

... and since I love chicken, I had the Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast (ragout of fingerling potatoes, asparagus, roasted garlic, pearl onions
and mushrooms in a roasted chicken jus)

Both entrees were delicious. I recommend this restaurant for any type of ocassion, whether it be a date, a family gathering or a Sunday lunch. For more information about this restaurant, you can go to their website and check it out.

What better way to end the night but with a trip down to Starbucks. Ollie got a vanilla cream and I got my favorite, a simple mocha frapuccino with no whip. Starbucks was already closing so we sipped our drinks and walked back to our car.

I love my boyfriend for planning such a wonderful, romantic evening for both of us. It was totally unexpected since we normally just celebrate our month anniversaries with just a simple dinner at home. It was great to escape our crazy busy worlds, even if it was just for a night. I look forward to days like these.

Another memorable night - our lives in Bernardo Hills.


chase said...

wow, wat a wonderful day..

Anonymous said...

aww!!! thats all i have to say! =) have fun the rest of the days

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