Tonight was date night for Zach and I 🙂 Our favorite! But before date night, we had a relaxing afternoon.
My long run led into an afternoon of reading, relaxing, and wedding work
I layed upstairs in the loft with the furry family, compressing, reading and blogging while Zach did a lot of work on our wedding (Did I mention I Have The Best Groom Ever).
I love Saturdays.
Our plans with friends ended up falling through last minute, so we had an opportunity for impromptu date night.
Since I ate breakfast numero dos around 1 PM, my hunger struck a little too early for dinner but obviously way to late for lunch. We took this as an opportunity to hang out with the early bird crowd for date night. Enter a 6 PM dinner at Cibeche ( http://www.cebicheinthehighlands.com) in the Highlands of Denver
It was about 20 minutes walking from our apartment.
The weather was cloudy, but ended up holding out for us and actually presented us with a beautiful walk.
When we got to Cebiche, the first thing I noticed was the adorable and very beautiful outdoor seating area.
Even with the cloudy skies, we decided to sit on the patio and enjoy our dinner el fresco.
Zach and I started the evening with their complementary baked corn kernels and drinks.
I went with the house white wine, and it was perfect for the nice, warm evening.
For a a starter, we ordered a side of plantains that were UNREAL. We used to eat South American food often in Chicago, and we have really missed plantains. These absolutely filled the craving.
Ahh…I’m hungry just looking at them again.
For my entree, I ordered pollo skewers and a side salad. Which was AMAZING.
Zach ordered steak, which he wanted to be sure was shared.
Overall….our experience as Cebiche was wonderful, and we will be returning.
The services was great, not too talkative but a nice balance of kindness, attentiveness and passion for the food. The drinks were served quickly and our drinks never went unfilled. The food, to die for. Overalll…
We will be back 🙂
We rounded out the evening with a drink at William and Graham (http://williamsandgraham.com/)
A great speakeasy in the LoHi neighborhood of Denver that is known for cocktails and very attentive bartenders.
It wasn’t our first trip at Williams and Graham, but we were once again very pleased with our experience. I ordered a rum drink while Zach ordered an Older Old Fashioned, which we both were very happy with (along with an order of chips…I can’t drink without salt!). Unfortunately the lighting inside isn’t conducive to pictures, so you’ll have to imagine 🙂
It was a perfect ending to a perfect evening. I love date night!
Tomorrow is going to be filled with a recovery run and LOTS of baking. Remember that huge zucchini I brought home from work? Well it’s going to be used in some cookies and bread tomorrow. I hope you’re as excited as I am for some great recipes!