Dearly Beloved planned all along to take me out to eat on Valentine’s Day. He really did.
The problem is that the man is commitment phobic about reservations. He was sure there wouldn’t be a problem. I was sure there would.
He must have thought better of it that afternoon because he began calling for a reservation while he was out on his walk. It wasn’t as easy as he thought.
Eventually he e-mailed me a Valentine’s Day Menu from a new restaurant we haven’t tried. He said they had two reservations left–one at 5 PM and one at 10 PM. Since he didn’t want to have to set the alarm clock to guarantee we’d be awake for the 10 PM one, he’d opted for the one at 5.
Before we left the house, he hastily e-mailed our three guys to share the wisdom he had gleaned from his experience:
Date: February 14, 2012 4:28:54 PM ESTSubject: Learn from the master
When taking the wife out for a fancy Valentine Dinner, don’t wait until the day itself to make reservations.If you do your choices are:
2. After 9:00
3. 10:00We’re leaving now.
The restaurant was wonderful– perfect, in fact–and we’ll definitely return. We ordered from the Valentine’s Day Menu, so haven’t even tried the regular menu yet. They have at least 15 more flavors of gelato I’d like to try. DB had espresso, I tried the salted caramel.
We were already in bed, moaning that we’d eaten too much, by 10 PM.
My brother eats out often, since he is on the road a lot and he checks out the local restaurants in the towns he visits. He’s pretty much of a health nut, so I’m not sure I believe some of the things he claims to have eaten.
For instance, even though he once sent a photo as proof, I’m none too sure he’s ever actually eaten a collard sandwich. However, he is the one who hooked Dearly Beloved and me on Hatteras Clam Chowder. I tried it after BroJoe told me he eats it “all the time.” Even our grandsons like it. (I don’t know if that’s how he fixes it–I found this recipe online and liked it. I ignored the ones that called for fresh clams because I didn’t want to chop them.)
But back to Valentine’s…. Just after Valentine’s Day, BroJoe e-mailed a photo of a menu.
I am so-o-o-o hoping that this is not the place he took his Valentine.