Seven years. Six getaways, three cars, two kids, one home, one couple. Monday marks seven years since the Husband and I were married. It’s almost hard to believe that it’s been that long. He’s still my best friend and my confidante.
|Starting off our honeymoon cruise with food (and wine)…of course!|
When I saw this week’s Listicles, I knew that it would be a great way to take a trip down memory lane, since a solid quarter of our relationship revolves around food and wine. So here’s a rundown of some of the highlights of our relationship…all revolving around good food:
1. Our first date as at Barbourseville Vineyards in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. For our first anniversary, we went back and had dinner at the attached restaurant, Palladio. The husband still talks about their steak tartare.
2. As the husband and I continued to pursue wine tasting trips, we started to find more interesting cheeses – first, were little cubes of Jarlsburg Swiss served at the tasting table of a local wine store.
4 & 5. Our wedding was filled with delicious food that we didn’t get to taste until after the reception (note to engaged couples, request that your caterer send you off with to-go bags). The Duck Breast Crepes and Seaweed Salad stand out most in my memory.
6. Thanks to the generosity of all of our parents, we were able to honeymoon in Europe. Our first stop was Barcelona, where I learned how amazing a Spanish Tortilla is.
7. Our next stop was France, where we shared a Nutella crepe. It was the first time I ever had that chocolaty goodness.
8. Last on the tour was Italy. And while Florence has a number of memories for us, this was where one of the guests in our group pulled out a bottle of Sriracha and offered it as a condiment to our pasta. Who would think someone would associate Sriracha with Italy?
9. Our first date after T was born was for our anniversary. We went to what was then a little hole-in-the wall restaurant in Annapolis, Wild Orchid Cafe. Where I had a fantastic Duck Breast.
10. For our Fifth anniversary, we took a weekend trip to New York City. Unlike most couples, we didn’t catch a Broadway show…we booked a six course meal with wine pairing at Bouley Restaurant. All that wine has left the menu items a bit fuzzy…but I definitely remember how amazing the creme brulee was.