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Cooper’s Hawk

Posted Aug 19 2012 10:34am

Yesterday’s Workout

  • Biggest Loser Boot Camp – 60 minutes

Date Night Dinner

Last night, Danny took me on a date night dinner to  Cooper’s Hawk restaurant.

He had been there once before for a work outing and wanted me to try it. Cooper’s Hawk is a winery and restaurant, which is funny because neither one of us drink wine, but the food is delicious.

Last night’s dinner was my “splurge night”, so I ordered what I wanted. The nice thing about Cooper’s Hawk is that they bring you a separate Life Balance Menu with healthier options. But did I order from it? No.

We started with complementary pretzel bread, which was warm and delicious.

I debated getting soup. I normally don’t order soup at restaurants, but I read great reviews of their crab and lobster bisque, so I went ahead an ordered a cup. I am so glad that I did. The soup was so flavorful with chunks of crab, lobster, and shrimp. I’m usually not a shrimp fan, but in this soup I didn’t mind the shrimp.

For my meal, I ordered the flatbread and salad combo. I got the caprese flatbread with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onion, basil, pesto, and balsamic reduction. It was outstanding. I don’t really like tomatoes much – I don’t mind them as much cooked – but I did pick some of them off. I only ate about half of my flatbread because I was getting so full.

For my salad, I got the caesar pesto chopped salad. The best part of the salad was the creamy caesar pesto dressing. It’s one of the best dressings that I’ve ever had. The only thing that I was slightly disappointed about was that some of the lettuce was a little brown. I think that if you’re going to a nice and expensive restaurant, none of the lettuce should be brown at all. It wasn’t a very big deal and everything tasted amazing.

Danny had a steak with the most amazing potatoes – they were shredded potatoes with creamy white cheddar and scallions. I helped myself to a few bites of those.

And even though we were pretty full, we ordered dessert. I saw a Reese’s ice cream cookie on the dessert menu and knew there was no way that I could leave without trying it. It had Reese’s peanut butter cups cooked right into the cookie!

We shared the cookie and ice cream, and I think we finished it in about 60 seconds. Perfection.

After dinner, we walked around a bit, and then went to pick up the kids from Danny’s parents, who watched them for us.

Also, we finally have a water heater and water! Thank you to my brother-in-law and husband who put the water heater in, and thank you to my brother and sister-in-law who let me shower at their house. :)

Questions of the day:

  • Did you do anything fun on Saturday? Any plans for today?
  • Do you share meals when you go out to a restaurant? I always have to steal a few bites of Danny’s fries or potatoes.

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