When we were dating, Peter and I used to frequent some really nice restaurants in Atlanta and that was our normal thing to do. He was great about getting a date planned, the restaurant we’d eat at, as well as jazz music or a play afterward. It was always fun to look forward to. These day, we save the fancy meals for a special occasion and Valentines is one of those. My sweet hubby booked this dinner at Cafe Iz after he saw this special night advertised in the paper. They only do special events and this one was a 5-course dinner with live jazz music and we thoroughly enjoyed it, so I took some pics to remember it by. It was a sold out event.
The lucky folks at this large table got a huge flower arrangement in the center of the table.
The menu was just wonderful. I won’t bore you with all the course descriptions, but suffice it to say…I cleaned my plate on every one.
This was the first course of corn soup and Caprese salad.
2nd course of halibut sitting on a bed of lobster orzo. Can you say yum!
3rd course was wild mushroom ravioli.
A quick and blurry pic of my sweetie.
4th course, beef tenderloin with spinach and fingerling potatoes.
And dessert was raspberry torte (notice the heart-shape) and chocolate molten cake.
And yes, it was every bit as good as it looks! Hope you had a memorable Valentines too.
I’ve posted 2 today, so check out the post below also!
OH, my! It looks like a wonderful dinner! Glad you had such a great night!
Ashley's New Adventures says
How sweet! Looks like you had a wonderful date!
Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista says
Yum! what a treat! I love the holidays…a reason to endulge!
Armchair Housewife says
Hi Rhoda. I am a new follower of your blog and am thuroughly enjoying your southern hospitality. 🙂 Looks like you had a lovely date. I love the bunny dishes, too… I had a pet bunny in years gone by and so now anything “bunny” related touches my heart. 🙂 Blessings and keep up the great blogging.
Julia @ Hooked on Houses says
Hi, Rhoda! Glad you had such a nice Valentine’s Day. Looks like a great dinner! 🙂
I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your Valentine dinner courses; I’m one of those who LOVES reading descriptions of fancy dishes…I even enjoyed reading the description of your caprese salad.
My husband and I work for the same company and usually have lunch together, but when he has a lunch meeting, even though I know all the restaurants in the area and there aren’t that many exciting ones, I love to ask what he had for lunch. I just love all things food 🙂
Laura @ the shorehouse. says
Good for you!! Looks like you had a lovely date night. I suddenly want to make mushroom ravioli for dinner…
Living with Lindsay says
Awww, aren’t y’all cute??? Looks like a delicious meal. Thank you for sharing!
Awww Ms. Rhoda…I hope you won’t mind my saying so…but your Peter looks like quite the “catch”…and I’m sure he must feel the same about you! I hope you two share many, many Valentine’s Days together… 😉 BO
It all looked delicious! That is a sweet picture of the two of you!
What a fabulous meal!!
And what a lucky lady you are.