Fifteen years have passed since our first date at Gourmet and Company. On Saturday, we returned to enjoy an enchanting anniversary dinner. After so many months, it was a pure delight to have dinner out again. I told Mr. Mickey I felt like it was Prom Night.
Mr. Mickey has had both his shots, and we wore masks to enter and leave the building. Our reservations were for the first seating, so there were very few people in the building. He washed the car and dressed to impress for our date. Note the ascot and silk pocket square.
His sense of humor is one of the things that draws so many people to him.
When we were shown to our table, a beautiful card and roses were waiting for me. He always manages to make every date magical.
It was challenging to get decent photos inside in dim light, but we enjoyed a champagne toast, gourmet deviled eggs, fresh from the oven house-made bread, and the best salad I’ve ever had.
Mr. Mickey added grilled salmon to his Farmers Market Salad.
I added seared diver scallops to mine.
We also shared a Bananas Foster served warm in a tiny cast-iron skillet.
Neither of us wore anything new. We always mix and match things from our collections to build upscale casual looks appropriate for the weather and the event. The restaurant is casual, but we always enjoy dressing up a bit.
I purchased my jacket and the handbag at the end of the season sales at Dillard’s a couple of years ago. Similar jacket here. Similar bag here. My slacks are from Talbots. They still have them here. The sweater is still available here.
Long ago, I purchased two strands of good-quality glass pearls and joined them to make one extra-long strand. A similar necklace is here. The suede pumps are a couple of years old. Here is a similar pair.
Mr. Mickey shops for his classics at Dillard’s, Brooks Brothers, and Polo Ralph Lauren. You may find similar items for your adventure partner there.
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