Dining Adventures is just as it sounds. My fiancé and I take a food adventure once a month and pick a place that neither one of us have been to before.
What we choose:
Sometimes we pick a restaurant based on our mood for the night. If we maybe want bar food or some bar-b-q. But sometimes we pick a place that is completely random. We do like to check local online reviews before we head somewhere, just so that we know what we are getting ourselves into!
When we arrive we always start the night with a cocktail. While my fiancé likes to stick with his favorites at this part, I like to branch out. I take a look at their specialty cocktail menu. I take into consideration the ingredients going in and what the restaurant is known for. I’ve found some delicious drinks this way, my favorite being a Pineapple Upside-down Martini.
Usually when we go to dinner, we skip the appetizers. But during our Dining Adventures, we spare nothing. We again attempt to find something that we haven’t had before. We’ve had anything from warm brie with bread and jam, to asparagus salad with a poached egg. Trying these new items expands our pallets and makes us more interested in many different foods.
The Main Course
Choosing the main course really depends on the restaurant. Say if it’s Italian, we might try our favorite Italian dishes from other restaurants (me pasta carbonara, him spaghetti with meat sauce) to compare them. Or, we might luck out and find a dish we’ve been dying to try, Chicken Rockefeller being my favorite new dish find.
For dessert we indulge. We can have anything we want, no matter if we’ve had it a million times, like Tiramisu, or never before like Creme Brûlée. Sometimes we take it home to share over a movie, or sometimes we dig in right there. But we pick something perfect to end our night.
Dining adventures is a great game to play for anyone who’s looking for some fun and a nice night away from the ordinary. As soon as we’re done we are looking forward to the next month. Next time your looking for a change of pace, try the Dining Adventure game, you won’t be disappointed!