The hubby and I had our first anniversary dinner at Grace last night and had a wonderful time. Full disclosure here -- after four months of dieting, this was my first "official" night off so I took full advantage (i.e. carbs -- lookout!).
First, started with a mozzarella stuffed blossom apps that, admittedly, I probably wouldn't have normally chosen. It was very good, mind you, but not the most "gourmet" dish though it more than fulfilled my fried food indulgence! Husband had a lobster pasta starter which was wonderful (but very much a solo apps, apps portions were small) and then followed with the Alaskan Halibut. I'm always amazed that my husband chooses what I deem as "diet food" when we eat out -- hey, maybe that's why he doesn't have a weight problem! For my entree, I chose lamb and they cooked it to my specifications medium-well and though most chefs would faint at the order, it was wonderful. They let me switch-out the sides with no problem (a feat in itself) and I was able to get the polenta w/ butternut squash -- amazing. We were treated to a complimentary dessert (my husband had shot at Grace before and they remembered him) -- the famous donuts and a flan-type dish that my husband appreciated (I'm not a fan of custard). It was very sweet, our server knew I was taking a night off from my diet and was on a carb-mission, so he personally chose the donuts for me. Four mini-donuts came, I could only manage to indulge in two of them the chocolate and coconut, good choice! Yes, more than worth the calories and the Im sooo full feeling. Not only were we treated to dessert, but they gave us a "next morning" little box filled with delectable pastries and croissants which we just enjoyed. That was sooo nice of them! A really nice touch.
For drinks, we each had a glass of Champaign (we're both light-weights, normally we split a glass of wine -- I know, pathetic). The food was just top-notch, and it was the perfect mid-week, don't want to get too dressed up, but still be special enough to celebrate a big occasion.
Interesting, the place didn't fill up until 8:30pm, are people eating dinner later? Our reservations were at 7:30pm and there was hardly anyone there. Maybe there was an event or something going on.