Friday was a big milestone for both me and my blog….1 whole year has passed since I wrote my very first post. I am proud of what my blog has developed into and the fact that I have maintained it for a whole year. I love blogging, I love the community, I love all the connections I have made over the past year. I plan to continue to blog for a very long time and I hope you will all continue to follow me on my journey!!
My husband took me to my favorite restaurant Villa D’Aqua to celebrate this milestone. Villa D’Aqua is a small Italian restaurant less than 10 minutes away from our house that we just love! It is one of those places that you would never find unless you were looking for it, a true diamond in the rough. The staff treats you like family and the food is amazing, what more can you ask for when going out to dinner?
The dinner was fabulous!! They always put out an olive tapenade, an eggplant spread and a tuna spread in addition to butter for the bread. I am in love with the olive tapenade on their delicious bread…..it is my biggest downfall, I could eat it all plus 4 slices of bread easily…and sometimes I do! For the appetizer we had mussels in a garlic wine broth and an arugula salad over buffalo mozzarella. (Please excuse the pics, dark restaurant plus a camera phone equals poor quality photos)
For the main course I had lamb shank with mashed potatoes and broccoli and Chris had a mushroom ragout over pappardelle pasta! Both were delicious!!! The only thing on my plate that I didn’t love was that potatoes, they were a little dry, otherwise the rest of the dish was perfect.
I don’t usually get dessert but the lamb didn’t fill me up completely and the banana tart looked amazing, so I got the banana tart plus an Irish coffee…yummy!!!
Dessert was a perfect ending to a perfect night!!! A big thanks to Chris for being so supportive of my blog and taking me out to this wonderful dinner to celebrate it’s 1st blogiversary. Once again, thank you to all my loyal readers for following me along on my journey.
What would you like to see on Running, Loving, Living this year?