Our Valentine’s dinner was so nice! We went to the William Penn Inn, which we drive past on rt. 202 on our way to New Hope. Every time we see it, GG says, “I’m going to take you there for dinner sometime.” So, I think we might have found our new “special occasion” dinner place, assuming this one doesn’t close like all our other favorite restaurants! (I don’t think it will, it’s been in operation since 1714.)
We sat upstairs in the Commonwealth Club, which has fewer old people because you need to be able to walk up the stairs to eat there. (Seriously, the downstairs smelled like a nursing home, I even heard other younger people saying it.) We had a little table for two in a back corner, and it was really nice. We both decided to order from the prix fixe menu, which turned out to be a really good deal! For appetizers, GG had the bruschetta and I had this walnut, apple, and goat cheese salad. GG was confused and though bruschetta was focaccia – he hates tomatoes but ate it anyway! For an entree, GG had this seafood platter that had two kinds of fish, two bacon-wrapped scallops, and a little cup of crab imperial. He was a little disappointed because I guess he was expecting a big Red Lobster-style tray of fish, not a dish with a couple bites of each thing. But it was really exactly the right amount, I think as American’s we’re just used to seeing giant, over-filled plates. I got pork tenderloin with a port wine and berry sauce. It was so good. (GG helped me out with a couple pieces). I don’t usually order pork, but it sounded delicious and it was! Each of our meals also came with a side of green beans with lemmon pepper, and garlic mashed potatoes which were so smooth and amazing. Finally, dessert, we actually ordered from the regular dessert menu instead of the prix fixe menu, so it might have cost a couple dollars more. I had a white chocolate mousse with raspberries (incredibly rich but somehow I ate the whole thing), and GG got this little trio of creme brulees (there was a plain one, a chocolate one, and a strawberry one). At the end of the meal, the waitress brought a rose for me with the check. As of this morning, Sacha hasn’t yet discovered it, but it’ll probably be eaten by the time I get home today.
The whole meal was just perfect, it was so nice. And you know it’s a fancy restaurant when a guy comes to sweep the crumbs off your table before dessert. I’ve only been to a couple other places where they do that! Oh, and the bread basket was pretty awesome, too – in addition to regular rolls, they also served a couple slices of their zucchini bread, for which they are apparently famous. (Sarah says that any restaurant that has a whole page of their web site dedicated to zucchini bread is amazing to her.) And they brought us a little dish of vegetables and dip before the meal, too. So even though the portions were gourmet-small, when you combine them with the side dishes, the various courses, the rolls and bread, and the veggie plate, I was still totally stuffed by the end – but with no leftovers to bring home! And like I said, the prices were really excellent.
Also, I gave GG, my brother, and my friends at work zombie valentines from Tina Seamonster. Everybody loved them. My brother even text messaged and IMed me to find out where I was getting all these zombie cards from.
I am so glad it’s the weekend already – and a long weekend, too! Tonight we’re going out for dinner to celebrate GG’s uncle’s birthday, and on Sunday we’re going to the Super Pet Expo. Other than that, I don’t really have any plans for the weekend except to relax.