This evening, Cindy and I had a long awaited date night. We now have a couple of very good babysitters for the boys, and will be able to have nights like this more often. Tonight it was dinner and a movie. We had dinner at a restaurant called “Melt” in Center Valley, PA. This restaurant (according to its website)…
“puts a modern twist on traditional Italian cuisine. A visually stunning design provides a dramatic setting for a wide variety of creatively prepared salads, pizzas, pastas & grilled entrees. The extensive menu is complemented by a 200 bottle wine list featuring vintages from California, Italy & France.”
When we arrived at the restaurant, I spied a friend from work. He was there with his wife and a friend for drinks on their way to a dinner in “Old Bethlehem.” We enjoyed some conversation while waiting for a table (and then some). Once seated, we nibbled on fresh bread and olive oil, then enjoyed some crab cakes and proscutto with fresh fruit appetizers. For dinner, I ordered the lamb chops and it was spaghetti carbonnara for Cindy. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t have any mint jelly for the lamb chops, but alas, you can’t have everything. I enjoyed Peroni beer with the evening, while Cindy had a Blue Moon with the appetizers, then a some girly martini with the meal. For desert we shared tiramisu. The food and drink was very good, if not a little pricey.
After dinner we went to a movie: “Love and Other Drugs” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. It was a slightly different take on a love story, but I don’t want to give it away. The drug in the final analysis, I suppose, is love.
We had a great time, although Cindy came home with a sore throat…the beginnings of a short bout with the flu!