My hubby and I rarely get to go out on our own. Well, it isn’t so much that we don’t get to, but that on the rare occasion he has a free evening (he does work nights), we usually want to spend it together as a family.
Well, that or he’s going fishing, seeing a movie or going to a sporting event. None of which interest me too much.
So when he came home a few weeks ago and told me that his company was taking a few of the employees who had worked on this huge project out to dinner, I was kind of excited. The whole premise behind it was to thank the wives (yep that’s me) for allowing them to travel to headquarters to work on a large project back in December and again in February. I didn’t mind.
Except that first time when I ruptured my Achilles tendon right before Christmas, a week before he was scheduled to come back home and then I had surgery the day he actually flew back home. I missed him terribly then. He came home to a groggy, drugged up, one legged wife. Not fun.
Anyway, they wanted to say thank you to us (and they did happen to make a speech, and they did happen to mention my accident, and they did happen to make me turn red and get all embarrassed and then I had to explain what happened. haha)
It was perfectly wonderful quite frankly and I was excited about the dinner.
First – night with hubby. Second – free food. Third – expensive free food. Yep, I was sold.
Then I found out it was at Bristol’s Seafood Grill. Score again – my dad took us there when I was a kid – for Sunday brunch several times a month. Yep, I knew it was a good and I knew they had lobster and so for the past several weeks I’ve been craving and obsessing over lobster.
Finally tonight, I got it.
First we had a sampling of:
jumbo lump crab cakes, calamari, shrimp scampi served with a trio of sauces – one was spicy, one was sweet and one was .. well, I don’t know – it was good, I just don’t know what it tasted like and it was clear.
We also had shrimp cocktail, fresh shucked oysters and tuna tartar. It was all amazing.
Then we were served salad or soup.
Hubby had the salad, I had the soup. Lobster Bisque to be exact.
Right after that, they came through and brought everyone drinks. I don’t drink very often and when I do it’s usually just a glass of wine. But I decided to go for it and I ordered the Strawberry Basil Mojito. It – was – AMAZING!
Then came the platters of food. People got everything under the son – big fat juicy steaks, chicken, combo plates of chicken and seafood. I ordered the Lobster Tail – mostly because it’s been far too long since I had it.
My Lobster Tail was served with Lobster Mac & Cheese with white truffle bread crumbs and grilled asparagus. It was all so decadent and I couldn’t seem to get enough.
While they took desserts next, hubby and I declined – we were SO full. I couldn’t believe people actually had room for dessert.
It was an amazing dinner, I met some cool people hubs works with and I owe Nike a big fat THANK YOU for such a wonderful evening with good food, good people and an amazing company.
P.S. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics. I’m getting a new phone tomorrow so hopefully the cell phone pics will improve.