We are so fortunate to have an elegant restaurant nearby to enjoy Friday date nights. The food and service are always top-notch. Rachel has been our server for a few years, so she knows us well. She always tells us the specials and then asks if we will be toasting with bubbles. We often share a Domaine Chandon Brut split as we unwind and catch up on our activities during the past week. Even though the restaurant is casual, we enjoy dressing up for the evening to make it special.
The dramatic necklace is by Petra Meiren, a jewelry designer from Germany. When I wear a statement item, I let it stand alone. In this case, I wore a column of black, including a Merino wool sweater and black slacks about five years old. The red blazer is very plain with a similar silver button to the necklace. Similar current items are linked. Blazer – Sweater – Pants – Necklace – Earrings – Bag – Heels.
Who – Retirees, Senior Citizens What – Dressed for date night. Where – Dinner at Gourmet and Company. When – We wore these looks on our Friday date night. Why – Temperatures were in the forties, and it was windy.
We’ve enjoyed the delicious artistry of Chef John Bryant for the past few years, so we got teary-eyed when he came to our table on Friday evening to tell us that he had accepted a position with a company in Knoxville. Mr. Mickey always has a clean handkerchief in his front pocket for me. However, this was the first time I’ve asked him for it in several years.
John is one of the most talented chefs we have ever met, but he is also a dear friend. We will miss him and his lovely family, but we wish him much success in this new endeavor.
We asked him to send out whatever was best that evening. We enjoyed four courses but failed to remember to take photos of two. The halibut was so tender it melted in our mouths. The shaved asparagus was the perfect touch of spring.
A delicate strawberry hand pie with house-made ice cream was our delightful dessert to share.
We hope you will use our example and celebrate life at every opportunity and for no particular reason. Cheers!
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