Monday, August 11, 2008

Anniversary

On our tenth anniversary, Kelly surprised me by taking me to Ruth's Chris Steak House. Even though we had never paid that much for a meal before, it was soooo good! We loved it and decided then and there to come back on our 15th anniversary.

So for the past couple of months we have been talking about going back to Ruth's Chris. So that's what we did. If you've never been there, you are sure missing out! Kelly had made a reservation, so when we told them who we were, the hostess replied, "Oh, happy anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. smith. Right this way." She then scattered rose petals on our table.

The hostess came over and greeted us by name every time. We started of with an appetizer of calamari in a sweet and spicy Thai sauce. Yum! Then we had a salad, followed by the main dish. I had a petite sirloin, while Kelly had two smaller petite sirloins topped with shrimp. The shrimp were so large he shared a couple with me. I paired this with a really good Riesling. (Yes I know you aren't supposed to do a white wine with steak, but I'm not big on red wines and I love Riesling!) We topped it off with a chocolate chunk bread pudding. I didn't think I liked bread pudding, but this stuff was wonderful.

Not only was the food good, but the service was unparalleled and so completely spoiling. They even used a little metal scraper thing to clean off the white tablecloth between courses. Just save up before going - I refuse to publish how much dinner was, but we could've bought enough groceries to feed the whole family for a couple of weeks! Good thing we only go every five years...

We went with very full tummies across the highway to see The Dark Knight. The best movie either of us had seen in a while. I can see now why there is Oscar buzz for Heath Ledger. His character was disturbing, eerie, all those things. The only downside was the casting for "Rachel." Maggie Gyllenhaal was totally wrong. She was too bubbly and not nearly as sophisticated or complex as the part was supposed to be. But it was such a great movie, that it didn't matter too much.

Well, I doubt this topped last year's anniversary announcement, but we still had a great time.

4 comments:

Kim said...

We went to Ruth's Chris for our 5th anniversary! It was really good! My only complaint was that they brought us a dessert (because it was our anniversary) then they charged us for it. But other than that it was really good! Maybe we'll go again for our 10th.

Kristen & Dave said...

glad y'all had fun! we'll have to try it one of these days. and I totally agree about the Rachel character. she was so bad that it almost made me wish for Katie Holmes back (who was terrible too). why can't they cast this role right, when they got everything else right??

Tami said...

Yeah, I'm no Katie Holmes fan, but she was better than this newer choice. At least they can't get it wrong in the next one!

The Jackson Family said...

YUM! We need to go! Maybe for our 5th anniversary... I've taken a couple of wine tasting classes, and have learned that you're really just supposed to drink what you like when you want it! So Reisling with steak... go for it! I drink dry reds with pretty much anything. :o)
And about the Rachel character, UGH, I agree. They could have at least picked a pretty actress!