I'm always willing to shell an extra few bucks for a great meal. From chic fine dining, to casual, yet precisely executed cuisine, to the unique, innovative dining experience, I love it all. It's been my quest to eat all over town so I feel I have a pretty good grasp of where to go, depending on the occasion.
The new guy I'm seeing does not have the same appreciation for food as I do. In fact, we're likely opposites. (Granted, he goes to Nando's Chicken every week... ugh and enjoys Cactus Club.) I've exposed him to the finer side of cuisine and he's beginning to understand my passion. Still, he's not as willing to spend money on a nice meal as I am because he doesn't have full appreciation for what goes into food.
My new strategy is to expose him to more restaurants via the Early Bird Prix Fixe route. Sure, there's a very limited selection and we finish dinner before movies start playing but I think it's worth the compromise. So far, I've only tried the one at Raincity Grill and it was pretty decent. He enjoyed it as well. I see there's also one offered at Gastropod.
Any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance :)