Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Today, Tami and I celebrated Valentine's Day by having lunch at Downtown 140 in Hudson. This is a really nice place for special occasions or just a night out on the town. For my main dish I ordered their Yukon Gold Potato Gnocchi which was topped with a truffle, parmesan broth and served with wild mushrooms and winter squash swiss chard. Then for dessert I had their creme brulee which was served with berries and shortbread.

Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was also excellent! The following comment is listed on their website and pretty much sums up the experience - "While the cuisine is the star of the show, Downtown 140's intimate surroundings and elegant appointments play major supporting roles in the restaurant's success. A long, narrow, low-ceilinged rectangle, the below-ground-level room has been given warmth and character though the liberal use of red and gold fabrics, mahogany trim, and old red brick. Cushy crimson banquettes and broad-seated upholstered chairs surround tables double-draped in cream-colored linens and provide seating for only 60 diners. On the south wall, the original sandstone foundation has been exposed and serves as a backdrop for ornately framed oil paintings; on the north, an open kitchen and a small candlelit bar topped with butterscotch limestone draw the eye."

Later in the evening we headed over to ThornCreek Winery in Aurora to meet up with my parents and sister for some more wine and cheese! But, before we went there I wanted to get in a quick workout on the treadmill since I hadn't done anything since Tuesday's night run. I walked at 3.5 mph at a 15% incline for a half hour.

Before heading to bed we watched a rebroadcast of "Marathon Love" on the Discovery Health channel. This is an amazing story about a couple who beat the odds and finished the Boston Marathon together after a horrific car accident. Click Here to read more and to watch the trailer. It was definitely motivating and will make you stop and think just how lucky you are. I highly recommend it!

1 comment:

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Glad you both had a great night out. I will check out the link you posted too.