Jerry and I had reservations at a restaurant called Serendipity. It is a coffee/tea house that also has a florist and gift shop. The name really quite suits the place! Anyway, they had Valentine's dinner with a harpist. It was just LOVELY. From the moment we walked in, we were treated very specially - and there were a lot of people there! There was a place card at our table, and a large sugar cookie that said "Brenda + Jerry" in the frosting. There was a beautiful truffle in Jerry's place and in my spot, there was a long-stemmed rose wrapped in heart tissue and a clear box with lots of ribbon. Oh, it looked so pretty! We could have either Cupid's Punch, Italian Soda, Coffee, or Pomegranate Tea with our meal. Our first course was a lovely field greens salad with strawberries, blueberries, and mandarin oranges. It had the most amazing poppyseed dressing! Jerry selected stuffed pork loin for his entree, it was served with maple-glazed carrots and duchesse potatoes. I had salmon with rice pilaf and maple-glazed carrots. For dessert, we enjoyed creme brulee.
I have to tell you, our meals were cold when they came. They forget to serve us in the rush of the evening. The creme brulee was ok - but what we had on the cruise was so good that I think it spoiled us for life!
However, Valentine's Day was not about the food or the service. It was about the special touches. Serendipity went to great lengths to make certain that the little things were wonderful. Our coffee was always full (and it was such good coffee!). The room was dimly lit. The flowers and music were SO NICE. And because of that, I got to spend two very relaxing hours in the company of my handsome husband on a Valentine's date.
I hope you all had a Valentine's to remember!!