Good morning friends!
Ahhh I just finished up Cindy Whitmarsh LessIsMore Cardio on ExerciseTV + an ab workout using the medicine ball and it was fabulousssssss. Seriously on the weekends the trick for me is to workout first thing, otherwise I get distracted and come up with 987 excuses later in the day 😉
Well I’m happy to report back that our dinner date at the wine bar was a complete success! 🙂 I have already requested we go back… tomorrow… although not realistic (and found to be quite humorous by The Man, but he’s used to my antics) a trip in the very near future is definitely planned — Brittany I see some potential for a lil’ double date night?!
Coffee by day, Wine by night (sounds like my personal motto… just sayin’)
Cafe Caturra – check out their menu/wine list here!
The interior of the restaurant was a cozy, mountain lodge type feel. Wood burning fireplace and comfy couches dispersed amongst tables made for a lovely atmosphere.
The wine list was great, and you could order in various size “ounce” pours!
So of course I decided that I needed to try 2…. go fig 😉
I ended up choosing a 3 oz. Chenin Blanc (Forrester “Petit Chenin”, South Africa) and a 6 oz.woah homegirl hooked it up 3 oz. Garnacha (Monte Oton, Spain). The best part about the wine bar is that you can choose wines that you’ve never thought to buy/try bc of the smaller pour sizes & prices!
The Garnacha was my fave of the 2, a nice light red wine that was perfect paired with dinner 🙂
Speaking of our dinner, it was seriously impressive!
Caprese Crostini to share: oven roasted tomato, whole milk mozzarella, sweet balsamic glaze & fresh basil
Raspberry Wanut Salad for her: fresh cut romaine tossed with raspberry walnut vinaigrette, dried cranberries, hearty toasted walnuts & chunks of tangy gorgonzola cheese
Caturra Club for him: thinly shaved ham, oven roasted turkey, cherrywood smoked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese & mayonnaise, served with fresh cut romaine & roma tomatoes
So what did we think? Holy YUM! This place has got their menu right. The crostini were by far my favorite item and I almost had a temper tantrum when we dropped the leftover container of them in the parking lot but let’s not go there k? and the salad was also incredibly tasty! I seriously want to try the other items on their menu, and more of their delicious wines… with this place being so close to our house I can def see some more visits happenin’ 😉
And the portions were easily enough for 2 meals – win!
After dinner it was nearing 10pm and we both decided that Avatar would have to wait until tomorrow… super tiredddd & The Man’s beer of the month club arrived today so plans changed haha 😛
We’re thinking about going tonight, a bit earlier than 10pm though… 7pm it is! Good thing I have some slow cooker enchiladas planned so they are ready for an early dinner 🙂
Alright, gotta run friends… on the agenda is getting measured for a bridesmaid dress, groceries and slow cooker action for dinner tonight! Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!
P.S. Lil’ sis, if you’re reading, the title of this post is for YOU!!!! Haha, I knew you’d appreciate 😉