Dinner with Friends

Saturday night, hubs and I went to the Grand Bohemian Hotel to make sweet love.

Just kidding. We don’t get hotels for that. We use the car.

We actually met some friends for dinner at the restaurant inside the hotel, The Boheme. You think they could have been a little more clever naming that one. We were there to celebrate Elton’s birthday. Celebrating Elton’s birthday is similar to making sweet love without the making sweet love part.

The Boheme is a more upscale restaurant. They shock and awe you with their awesome light-up menus so you forget about their heart attack inducing prices.

The Boheme is part of Orlando’s Magical Dining month. What that means is, for one month every year, poor people can eat at the expensive restaurants for a fixed price ($30 pp). Poor people don’t get light-up menus.

The price includes 3 courses (appetizer, entrée, and dessert) and you get 3 options to choose from. I actually prefer menus that don’t give me a lot of choices. I’ve been know to curl up fetus style under the table at Cheesecake Factory because there are too many options. I’m like a kid. Tell me I can have mac and cheese, chicken fingers, or pizza and I will pick one of those.

I started with the Kessler Calamari.

The sauce on top had a curry flavor to it which I normally like but it was so salty, it wasn’t that good. I still ate it all. I was hungry and I’m going to get my $30 worth.

For an entrée, Hubs and I each had the 5 oz Filet Mignon. It had bleu cheese on top and came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. 

5 oz was the perfect size for me (TWSS). Hubs loved it. I thought it was very good but a little on the rare side. Usually I like meat close to well done and the filet was medium rare. They didn’t even ask how I wanted it cooked when I ordered it and I didn’t think anything of it at the time. I still ate it all. I suppose it would have to moo at some point for me to not eat it.

For dessert, I had the Triple Chocolate Cake.

The cake was delicious and moist but nothing out of the ordinary. Still, I ate it all. Also, all my senses are heightened whenever dessert is around.

Hands off my not out of the ordinary cake!

Hubs had the Crème Brulee. To me, Crème Brulee is like horrible pudding (that’s my new band name – Horrible Pudding). If you want to make sure I don’t eat off your plate when we go out to a restaurant, get that.

After dinner, we headed over to the bar adjacent to the restaurant. I made a new lady-friend.

I only had a couple drinks since the place was pretty pricey. ($13 martinis. Ouch.)

Hubs and I didn’t even plan that shirt/necklace match. Since that happened on accident, I’m pretty sure that puts us in the running for most adorable.

Overall, we had fun hanging out with all our friends and celebrating Elton gracing the world with his presence. 🙂

Do you like Crème Brulee? (I think the only thing I like about it is that it rhymes with Robert Goulet.)


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28 responses to “Dinner with Friends

  1. Cheesecake Factory prompts the same response in me. Although a light up menu would probably give me a seizure. Yes, I like Creme Brulee, but you could put torched sugar over over shoe leather and I would eat it.

    Lookin’ hot, mama! Is that the necklace you thought you wouldn’t wear??? Or am I remembering something else? Either way, all kinds of cuteness going on.

  2. I miss celebrating with you all. I miss Magical Dining Month…oh…I never thought I’d say I miss living in Orlando…but there I said it. Who knows what the future brings. But, I look forward to seeing as many of you as we can in less than two weeks. Sad we missed and are missing two awesome birthdays this week. I do appreciate your blogs and the pics!! 🙂 Thank you.

  3. Oh, a few things I forgot while being sappy..that menu is freaking sweet…and I agree you are looking awesome lady. Not sure where those lbs you want to lose are at… and I love accidental matchings…it’s so cute it’s disgusting…but I still love it.

  4. Creme brulee can kiss my tooshie. Yuck, but all the men in my family go bananas for it. Whatevs.
    And the light up menu idea is money. I’m going to only buy light up paper from now on.

  5. Stefanie

    If it came down to choosing between creme brulee and any other dessert, I would probably choose any other dessert first. It’s just not that great. Overrated, for sure. Love yo’ dress.

  6. I love your pink dress that is so cute!

  7. Sara

    Will Ferrell’s impression of Goulet: Hello I’m Robert Goulet Da da de da da do. I know one thing we can agree on when a professional gets his mitts on a song that’s when it really takes off. Da da de da da do ba dob a do. That’s why I’ve gone out and done the music world a frickin’ service, and cut this compact disc. It’s called The Coconut Bangers Ball: It’s A Rap. Ha Ha Ha A little inside I know. Anyway what you get is one full hour of rip roarin’ rap music. Not by some dubious ruffians without the chops, but by a professionally trained voice man. No musical accompaniment. It’s just me out there.

  8. Creme brulee is grosssss. Give me chocolate anytime, anywhere or that cheesecake.. I love me some cheesecake and don’t even get me started on the Cheesecake Factory! I was to busy trying to figure out how I could justify getting 3 differnt pieces of cheesecake that I didn’t even order a meal when I went just two side Items.. They should really make a cheesecake sampler platter for 30.00 bucks so I can just try them all!

    Loving that dress too!

  9. I ate lunch at The Boheme today! My sandwich was quite tasty. I am a creme brulee fan…probably too much of one. I could go thorugh massive quantities of it without flinching.

  10. Okay. You’re always funny. But today, you’re really killing it. Always look forward to giggling 🙂

    And I can do without creme brûlée. I’ll take cake or pie over it any day.

  11. I’m loving that dress!! And ick to the creme brulee. I just don’t get the appeal. I also hate flan. Who wants a jiggly pudding like substance for dessert?! Not me.

  12. I love me some creme brulee!! But if I had to choose that or chocolate cake…chocolate cake please!
    Love your dress…you always have the cutest outfits! I think that you have inspired me to get out of these jeans that I have worn for four days straight, an ugly flannel shirt that I can’t seem to part with, and thread-bare Toms and try and dress up and hit the town! I need a hot pink dress in my life!

  13. Chuluotababe

    Creme Brulee = EW YUCK!!!

  14. how long have i been gone? wow, that was creepy. anyways, super cute dress Pretty Aunt Paula!!

  15. Bleck, I do not like creme brulee… at all! (sam i am)

    That cake looked promising… I’m sad that it was just eh. And thanks, now I want some cheesecake.

  16. Congrats on surviving the most overpriced restaurant in Orlando. Never been a big fan. Nice hotel though. And you people who order/prefer overcooked meat need help. 🙂

  17. Not a fan of creme brulee…. but I AM a huge fan of you in that dress! HOT!

  18. I’ll only be a little jealous and sad that I did not get invited to celebrate with Elton this year 🙂 Happy Birthday Elton!!!

    I like creme brulee better than chocolate cake, but I’m weird and you already know that!

  19. Creme brulee and flan are on my shit list. Gross. I do agree that you look mega hot in that dress, but I was distracted by the chocolate cake. Must go find chocolate cake.

  20. The only time that I’ve eaten Creme Brulee was recently and it was deconstructed. (Aka – pile of pudding with fruit scattered around.) Based on that, I like it!*

  21. Hey, that’s the dress minus the “hate” necklace.

  22. Look at that Sexy lady! 🙂

    I would definitely pay $30 of my poor/unemployed people money for that cake alone! 🙂

  23. You look great in that dress! I love the color.

  24. God I HATE spending serious cash on a mediocre meal. Just bc I can be more satisfied with a burger for 1/8 the price. BTW. Super sexy dress. Maybe you really did go to that hotel to make sweet love.

  25. adrianna

    man its nice to see someone else who hates that dessert. i need chocolate!
    btw, you guys looked amazing! so pretty : )

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