This week saw Mrs. Rabbitman and I celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary. Of course the actual date was a cadet night, so a celebratory dinner out got delayed. Something which I think may happen a lot during my tenure as CO of #19 Air Cadet Squadron.
But the delay gave Mrs Rabbitman time to consult menus on restaurant websites and decide where we were going. That is a nice thing about the Digital Age; it's a lot easier than trying to remember what the food was like or working off vague word of mouth reviews. Plus we wanted to avoid the chain roadhouse places with the clichéd choice of penne in cream sauce, the fish, the chicken, a couple of steaks, several burgers and televisions on every wall.
But daughter No. 2 pointed us to a new place that didn't disappoint. http://www.themillstone.ca/ Too many of the nicer places we looked at had weird trendy food. One place, while trying to read the menu I was thinking "WTF? Which is the main and which is the garnish?" But this place had 'normal' food done in interesting ways (my steak came with mushroom tortellini instead of potatoes). And they made a good cup of tea, which I usually avoid when eating out because most restaurants don't know how to do it properly.
Normally eating out is the 2 for 10.99 special at the burger chain or half price pizza night at the pizza chain. So when we do go for a nice dinner out (about 2 maybe 3 times a year), I don't mind paying over a 100 dollars for a good meal.