Surprisingly, we were not the only couple with this idea. Luckily, we had reservations, so we only waited about 10 minutes, as opposed to those without, who were forced to crowd near the door in their fancy pink and red shoes for over an hour. Finally seated, I glanced at the table next to us and happened to notice that it was standing on collapsible legs. Now I understand why it’s necessary to have a reservation on Valentine’s Day; we were seated in an extra-large booth, while our non-reservation-holding counterparts squatted at an employee’s card table.
Whenever we go out to dinner, we have a game we like to play; basically, we glance at a couple seated nearby, and try to imagine the story of their relationship. Is this their first date, or are they married? What do they do for a living? Who wears the pants in the relationship? Is this a stable relationship, or are they doomed for a nasty break-up by dessert? We end up concocting intricate storylines, with equal parts observation and imagination.
Last night’s crowd was mostly full of married or, at least, committed couples. Some had brought kids, others seemed relieved to have left the house alone. Some polished off a bottle of wine (or two!), while the couple seated next to us had hot tea. The only couple I declared “doomed” was the young couple waiting for a table (no reservations). She was dressed up in a red sweater, nice jeans, and heels. He was wearing (drumroll, please…) an over-sized white t-shirt and baggy jeans. Really?! To Bonefish on Valentine’s Day?
Overall, our dinner was delicious. I especially liked their house salad–sunflower seeds, olives, tomatoes, heart of palm. Delicious. We shared a bottle of wine (for our review, click here), and I had the grilled tilapia with a big pile of steamed veggies on the side. Of course, we also had to stop for ice cream on the way home (Edy’s Slow Churn Cookies ‘n Cream–our favorite!).
|B surprised me with some gorgeous earrings last night. They’re Swarovski crystals/diamonds. I’m planning to wear them for the wedding.|
|Look at that sparkle.|