This week is a scorcher. No worries, I’m mentally prepared for it and scheduled my workout around the heat.
After a 4 mile run at the park this morning, I stopped by Starbucks for a Venti Green Tea (unsweetened). I don’t go to Starbucks often anymore because I’d rather make my own drinks now, but for days like this where my face just couldn’t stop sweating, a cold drink was a must.
But first things first. My fiance leaves for work early and sometimes have to move my car in the morning. It all depends which car he takes that day.
I had a sweet surprise today waiting in my car. He left me a rose and a love note. The rose was from the rose bushes along the driveway and front porch. I love flowers and I always comment how beautiful they are.
He’s such a sweet guy :) I brought it to my desk at work.
So the wine and dine part of the post.
My girlfriend Sarah and I went to go check out a restaurant in the area. We wanted to go somewhere new (to us) and try something different from our usual happy hour meet-ups. We usually go to RA Sushi or JT Schmidt’s.
The Winery Restaurant in Orange County.
The place has a romantic ambience with the style of lighting and how it’s set-up, it’s not too noisy either. I was sitting in front of a table where the couple just kissed all night. Then there were also tables where it was clearly business meetings and people exchanging business cards.
We were seated at a booth in the main restaurant.
I asked our waiter to recommend a wine for me. I wanted something fruity and light. I usually drink red wine when I’m dining out.
What she recommended tasted great. (I forgot the name because it was long and hard to pronounce) They also gave us a bread basket with cheese.
For starters, we shared a cheese plate. Brie, Goat and another cheese that tasted like sharp cheddar cheese.
For our main entrée, we shared the Mahi Mahi special for the night, with mango and curry sauce. This was good but spicy.
To finish off our meal, we had the White Peach, Blueberries and Almond Cobbler topped with caramelized honey ice cream.
In between us catching up and chit chat about wedding planning (she’s getting married next month), we were eating this dessert for an hour or longer.
Overall a good experience at the restaurant. I really like restaurants that have cozy ambience. It makes the whole dining experience special.
Are you a wine connoisseur? Do you drink different wines with different food? I like drinking red wine most of the time, but I also like to drink light and fruity wine if I’m going out on weeknights or during Sunday brunch.