Happy Monday folks! I was out of town for the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants conference in Hilton Head last week so I am getting back into the swing of things today. Unfortunately that means I have more than 70 hours scheduled to work in the next 7 days. YIKES. I enjoyed catching up with the girls on Saturday during the day but by dinner time it was time for date night! Chris and I have been dying to try 45 Bistro for awhile now and finally decided that it didn’t have to be a special occasion for a fancy dinner. So we dressed up and headed downtown to Savannah for a fun and delicious night!
45 Bistro is adjacent to one of the oldest hotels in Savannah, the Marshall House Hotel and it’s building was built in 1852! They have 3 main dining rooms and the atmosphere is just perfect. Since we were early birds we actually were the only guests in our dining room which was really nice! It was quiet and the perfect atmosphere for us to be able to relax.
We started the night off with some drinks at the bar. Chris got hooked on whiskey sours when he spent last summer in Louisville. I stuck with some prosecco because I can’t get enough of the bubbles.
< For starters we got a couple of appetizers. One was the special for the night - pan seared scallops with tempura squash blossoms. Oh my YUM! This was SO good! The scallops were perfectly buttery and the tempura squash blossom really finished the dish. We also go a grilled hearts of romaine caesar salad. Grilled romaine is a favorite of mine but the dressing was a bit overpowering. With a little less dressing this would have been amazing. Not pictured is the bread bowl with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pesto for dipping. We destroyed it.
For our main course we got to entrees to share. Chris ordered the special which was a massive ribeye with fingerling potatoes and asparagus and finished with a demi glaze. It was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. The star of the night though was my dinner – brick oven roasted chicken with mushroom risotto and asparagus. This was heavenly and an amazing comfort food. The sauce on the risotto was to die for and the brick oven made the best chicken I have ever had.
We decided to opt out of the dessert at the restaurant in favor of finally getting some Leopold’s Ice Cream. Leopold’s is a Savannah favorite and has been around since 1915. We have been meaning to get there forever and since it was right across the street there was no better time. We went at 7:30PM and there was already a line out the door and winding down the street! Chris ordered a raspberry sorbet and I got classic strawberry. We walked a short distance to Oglethorpe Square and sat on a bench to enjoy our treats under the moss trees.
Military families – Leopold’s is amazing and offers a 50% military discount with a valid ID!
Overall it was really a perfect evening. While I love spending time as a family of four I think it is extremely important to reconnect as a couple. We got quality conversation in and got to enjoy talking about our future and what’s next without a million interruptions. We got to just enjoy each others company and have quiet conversation. It was perfection. And refreshing. And when we got home both kids were already asleep thanks to our amazing sitter! So we wrapped up the evening watching HGTV on the couch haha.
What did you do this weekend?