Since the arrival of our son some 18 months ago our ability to eat out at night has been somewhat hampered. We still manage to sneak in the odd pub meal but these tend to be Saturday or Sunday lunches and not nights out. The reason for the lack of blog action these last few days is that we are currently on holiday in Edinburgh, visiting my Mum, and I've tried to keep as far away from technology as possible.
We have still been eating well; salmon in soy and ginger, baked piri piri chicken and a massive take-away curry to name a few meals. Tonight, however, Mum has volunteered to babysit so that Z and I can go out for a pre-anniversary meal. The last few times we have been up to Edinburgh we have been eating our way around the mini-chain of The Dogs restaurants and tonight we have finally been able to complete the set, with a meal at Amore Dogs.
Amore, as you can probably tell, is an Italian restaurant. Its laid back atmosphere, plastic jugs of water and images of dogs all over the place, all help to remind you that you are only downstairs from the original The Dogs, which is a modern British bistro.
As it's a special occasion* I did what most right minded men do. I ordered a steak, although I wasn't daft enough to order the t-bone. The sirloin marinaded in garlic and rosemary was great. Z had pasta with a duck sauce which didn't quite hit the mark but the tomato salad that she ordered to go with it was great.
Hopefully Tonight's Menu will get back on track once we're back home.
*it'll be our 8th wedding anniversary in a couple of days.