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All about last night’s dinner with Lisa.

Sunday, February 13, 2005 by  
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Those of you who are dieting may not want to read today’s update. I’m going to describe last night’s cheat meal in graphic detail!

Last night Lisa and I got all dressed up and went to Del Frisco’s for a romantic dinner. It was incredible! The atmosphere was just the way I think a nice steakhouse should be: I loved all the rich, dark woods, the dim, romantic lighting and the leather furniture. It was a little louder than I’d expected, but that was really just one group of people that quickly departed. The service was absolutely perfect: our server was very friendly and helpful. She was never in the way, but our glasses were always filled with water and wine, and fresh bread was always on the table. Speaking of the bread, it’s baked fresh everyday and is extremely good! The wine list is expansive and pricy – the house wine is $36.00 a bottle. We went with a Merlot – L’Ecole No 41. It was a very good wine, but overpriced. We had the crab cake appetizer and it was very, very good. No fillers, baked not fried and served with an absolutely amazing Cajun lobster sauce. We ate every bite! Soon after we finished our appetizer, the main course arrived. I had filet mignon and I can honestly say it was the best steak I’ve ever had in my life. It was cooked to perfection and the taste and texture of the beef was melt-in-your mouth perfect. When I finished the last bite I felt a little like crying. Our server informed us that the sides were huge (everything is a la carte) and that one side would be enough for both of us. Good call. We shared the chateau potatoes, which we’d heard were a “must-have” item. We heard right. The whipped potatoes tasted like they were made with butter, dill, garlic and chives and were a perfect compliment to our main course. For dessert I wanted the chocolate mousse, but Lisa wanted to try the bread pudding in Jack Daniel’s sauce. We were both too full for more than one dessert, so I agreed to the bread pudding, which has never been a favorite of mine. It was better than I expected, but I didn’t eat much of it. Lisa loved it! After all that we had a couple of cappuccinos, which our server removed from the check without us even having to ask because “they didn’t make them quite right.” True, they were more like latt?than cappuccinos, but we didn’t care and wouldn’t have said anything but she removed them from the check anyway. I just added the 9 bucks (nothing’s cheap at Del Frisco’s!) for the free coffee to her tip, which is what I suspect she had in mind all along. 😉

Time for my workout – pecs/delts/triceps. Have a great day!

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