Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Steak Anniversary

Is the sixth anniversary the steak annversary?

The Mister and I are planning our anniversary dinner. Last year, we vacationed in Chicago. I'm normally the one who picks restaurants, but that time, I completely bombed on picking our place to dine. Not only did the place not sell wine (BYO is popular in the city), I got food poisioning from my sea scallops. Considering we could have eaten at Alinea, one of the best restaurants in the US, it was an Epic Fail.

So, when a friend started gushing about Bourbon Steak, my ears perked up. Best steak he ever had, he said, and his wife was going on and on about the mac & cheese. The food is American Steakhouse, but very expensive, and apparently very delicious.

As in, their steaks average about $50, and everything else is a la carte. Their most expensive steak is $70.

I really want to do a good anniversary dinner this year, and this place seems to fit the bill. But I'm just not sure if I can bring myself to pay that much for a steak. There are other things we could spend our money on. On the other hand, I don't want to go someplace mediocre, again, for our anniversary.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.


davew said...

I think there is something intrinsically special about splurging for an expensive meal or bottle of wine or both. I'd say whatever you both think will be tasty will fit the bill nicely. One thing I really like, however, is a room somewhere close to where we eat. Have someone else watch the kids, cats, fish, rocks, whatever for the evening. As important as the meal itself is the knowledge that there is a place within walking/staggering distance where you can continue the evening without any responsibilities including piloting a car.

CarrieP said...

Thanks for the comment. Very well-put.

We wound up going more low-key, fondue and walking about town, and we'll do the nice steak place after we've saved up for it.