So the anniversary thing happened on Saturday. We decided to go to a friend’s birthday party that night, but beforehand, we went out for dinner to celebrate our anniversary and be reminded that we are not in Vegas anymore.
Hubs is looking a little tired there (probably of me), but it’s the only picture that turned out sort of ok.
Hubs always picks where we eat and it’s always a winner, but for the first time since we started dating (yep, 11 years), I picked the place. I chose Hillstone.
That’s the view from our table. Not too shabby.
I figured we couldn’t go wrong since I had been there before and looooved it. Plus, I’ve been wanting to take hubs there for awhile now. Well, this time it wasn’t so amazing. I’m not sure how two different experiences could have been so different, but they were.
I ordered the bleu cheese wedge as an appetizer. It’s actually listed as a meal, but I refuse to believe a wedge of lettuce is a meal.
The wedge is topped with bleu cheese, tomatoes, bacon, and roasted beets. I had this before and loved it. It was still great, but it was swimming in bleu cheese. There was just way too much – and I am one of those more is better girls, so for me to say that probably killed a kitten somewhere.
Hubs had the smoked salmon appetizer.
He loved the salmon but those little pieces of toast that you’re supposed to eat the salmon with were hard enough to chip a tooth.
For my main course, I ordered the veggie burger.
I know you’re thinking – nice restaurant and the veggie burger? LAME. Well, I tried a ton of things the last time I was there and this was the thing that I (and everyone else) loved the most. I am no where near a vegetarian, so for me to love a veggie burger has to mean it’s made out of dancing unicorns dressed in glittery tutus singing Ke$ha.
Of course, I didn’t care for it. I just don’t even know how that’s possible. I took the first bite and was immediately disappointed.
Hubs had the roasted chicken with barley salad.
That is an entire chicken.
Hubs mentioned that he’s never seen an upscale restaurant serve that large of a portion before. We could have both ordered that and shared it. He said it was good but nothing that Publix couldn’t make in their deli.
Ok, so I thought dessert might save the day. We were thinking of going for frozen yogurt but I remembered the key lime pie being amazing and hubs loves him some key lime pie.
Hubs asked me if I was drunk the last time I was there and that’s why I thought everything tasted so good. I swear I was stone sober! So, yeah. Neither of us cared for it. Later that night at the birthday party, two people mentioned that Hillstone is like that. Sometimes amazing, sometimes not. (??)
Anyway, now I’m forbidden from choosing our anniversary dinners. Hubs=10, Wife=0.
I suggested an anniversary re-do. So, we’re going to do dinner next weekend, get all fancy, and pretend it’s our anniversary. Hubs is picking the place.
Anyone else have an anniversary fail?