Date Night – We’ve Officially Found a Babysitter!

I’ve been dreading and waiting for this moment all at the same time.

While it’s a huge load off my mind when a family member watches our kids, it’s also really stressful. I always feel like we’re burdening them. I’m sure they have better things to do than spend a few hours on a Saturday night trying to stop a two year-old and a five year-old from destroying our house, because THIS:

MessBut as much as I love cleaning up after my boys, it way better when I get to clean myself up…and the best part, blow-dry my hair *gasp*…maybe even put on some nail polish. Whaat? I know right? What’s next? A haircut? I dream BIG people.

We’ve already been to this restaurant two time this year, but I just can’t get enough. I know you’re dying to see our dinner so here we go:

First time eating at the bar. Same great food and service. Bonus: Lightning fast drink delivery!

At the bar

Seared Arctic Char with Caramelized Onions, Asparagus and Fiddleheads. My new favourite dish here, and that’s saying a lot since I’ve tried almost everything on the menu. I dove in so quick that I didn’t get a shot of the whole dish. I remembered right before the last bite! Guess I’ll have to order this again next time to get a nice photo for you.

Artic Char

Mushroom and Escargot Tart with Microgreens. The filling was beautifully rich and tender inside the crisp and buttery shell. A nice contrast to the light and bright fish dish we had before. Mushroom Tart

Mona Rose. A mix of Ginger, Grapefruit, Tequila, Cassis and Ginger Ale on ice. LOVED IT. Now I have two drinks I have to order when I come here.Mona Rose

Plus the bottle of wine.

Wine

It was a great night!

Oh! Almost forgot the dessert…

Dessert

So all that to say, WE”VE GOT A BABYSITTER! She’s amazing. We still made our dinner reservations for 6:00PM, but I’m kind of loving it. We’re home by 9:30PM, the kids are fast asleep, the house is spotless (seriously, she even washed the dishes in the sink!). She gets to go out with her friends and we still have time to rent a movie. I think this is going to be a regular thing. I’ll keep you posted.

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