Whenever John goes on a business trip, we always have a date night, the night before he leaves. Last night, was one of those nights. We went to a local restaurant that we frequent, called Halcyon. We started with some crisp white wine to wash down our oyster appetizer.
Here’s a little tid-bit for you, about oysters. They’re said to rev up your libido. Casanova ate a dozen oysters everyday, and we know what kind of reputation he had!!! I eat them because, I love the taste. They’re like summer in a shell. Although, I wouldn’t mind a rev every now and again.
For my entree, I had soft shell crabs. Since they’re in season for a short time, I order them wherever I go. I eat so many, that I’m happy when the season ends. I’ll admit, that the first time I had them, I was somewhat grossed out. I tried to keep my mind off of what I was actually eating. You know, the shell and all the “stuff” inside…ewwwee But, I got over it and now they’re one of my favorite foods. It’s funny how your palate will change if you let it.
John decided to keep a crab theme going by ordering a giant crab cake, that even he couldn’t finish. By the end of the meal my tummy was FULL. Because I was about to explode, I opted not to have dessert and have an after dinner drink; or should I say, John had a drink, I had olives. (as if I didn’t eat enough) John sipped on an ice cold, extra dry vodka martini with three olives. I think he likes them, because it makes him feel a little James Bond..ish. As he drank his cocktail, I ate the giant green, vodka soaked olives that were swimming at the bottom of the martini glass. If I ever drank a martini, my drunk ass would be on the floor…for days! It wouldn’t be a pretty sight, this is why I stick to eating the drink’s garnish.
The wine, the martini and the vodka olives, made us a little giddy and anxious to get home. Who knows, maybe the oysters were beginning to have an effect on us. Maybe, that Casanova guy was really on to something..wink..wink. With or without the oysters, it was a great date with the husband!!
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