June Date Night

Ryan and I take turns planning an extra special once a month for the other person. 

This month was Ryan’s month to plan our special date and he made reservations for a fun and romantic dinner at my favorite restaurant, Season’s 52. (You may see a recap of the date I planned last month here.) 

Date Night!

I absolutely love this restaurant because they use fresh, seasonal ingredients and keep the options healthy since they do not use butter and limit the calories in every dish to 475. They rely on seasonings, herbs and spices to flavor their dishes. 

I’ve never had a meal at Season’s 52 that I haven’t loved and tonight was no different. 

Ryan and I started our meal with sushi and ordered a spicy tuna roll to share. 

Spicy Tuna Roll

It was a little too spicy for me, but I am a spice wimp. I still ate several pieces and thought it was very tasty. 

Ryan then ordered a bowl of buffalo chili which we ended up sharing as well since it was fairly large and quite filling. 

Buffalo Chili

I know it looks pretty nasty in the picture above, but that’s only because we stirred the sour cream into the mix and were nearly done eating it when I snapped the pic. The chili was served with four squares of polenta which were my favorite part about the dish. Polenta is delicious! 

Then it was time for our entrees! It took quite a while for our entrees to come out, but we really didn’t mind and enjoyed hanging out and talking together. The restaurant actually ended up comping our appetizer because of the wait which was a nice surprise. 

For my entree, I ordered the reuben flat bread, which is actually a large appetizer, but definitely enough for a meal for one person. 

Reuben Flat Bread

My Dinner

 I absolutely adore corned beef and jumped at the opportunity to order a flatbread topped with corned beef and sauerkraut. It was fantastic! The flat bread was crisp and thin, and the corned beef was perfectly salty and moist. 

Dessert 

Of course we saved room for dessert! 

Ryan and I each selected a “mini indulgence” to enjoy. 

Peanut butter and chocolate mousse for me, pecan pie for him. 

His & Hers

PB & Choc Mousse

In the time that it took you to scroll past the above two pictures, our dessert was g-o-n-e. 

All Gone!

 

When we arrived home from our date, Sadie wanted some attention, so we took her on a 20 minute walk. Concluding date night with a nice walk with our little lady was the perfect ending. 🙂

I hope you guys are enjoying the weekend so far. See ya in the morning!

35 Responses

  1. ah, what a great date night! i’m sad i never made it to seasons 52 while i was in FL, yet i ran their races! haha!

  2. i bet little desserts like that in double shot glasses would be cute at a dinner party! *mentally noted! haha

  3. I’ve heard so much about Seasons 52. Too bad there aren’t any in Houston!

    Great to see you sporting some shorts again; your legs look awesome, by the way!

    • thanks! i was a little nervous about the shorts again… i’m slowly coming around…

  4. Looks like a delicious meal – I like corned beef too (just without the cabbage).
    Date nights are the BEST, aren’t they? I think I’m in need of one…hmmm…. 😉

  5. love those shorts…they look great on ya!

  6. awww, cute!! i love the little desserts.

    i just drove through schaumburg today and saw that the seasons 52 there opened!!! i can’t wait to try it after hearing your raves about it. 🙂

    • i emailed all of my friends from palatine to tell them when the schaumburg location openend. 🙂

  7. THAT looks like an awesome restaurant! Also, I LOVE your shoes. So cute!!

  8. Ooo who are your shoes by? Very cute!

  9. I am DYING to try Season’s 52. They need to come to New England! Or I need to go to Florida …

  10. Omg, LOVE LOVE the shoes, where did you get them??

  11. Season’s 52 sounds (and looked) amazing.

  12. They dont list the calories on the menu do they? Its a law in NY to write calorie counts on nearly everything and it sorta freaks me out when all you want to do is go out and enjoy yourself instead of worry about the calories all the time.

  13. Sounds like a great evening! I have seen so many good meals from Seasons 52 across the blog world now. Date night once a month sounds a good pace too – we were trying once a week, but it’s hard to get our work lives to fit in! Have a great Sunday 🙂
    (…& as the comments above, those shoes look great!)

  14. love your outfit Julie! The green shorts and gold shoes look great! xx

  15. Those shoes are fabulous!

  16. What a great date night! I love the mini indulgences, they look delicious and so pretty! We have a Seasons 52 not too far from my house- I really need to check it out sometime!

  17. Nice to see you rockin’ those shorts; they look great! Mmm… chocolate and PB mousseeeee…

  18. The food looks amazing. I love corned beef and usually only eat it once a year, around St. Patty’s Day! What a great night, you two are adorable!

  19. I love the both of you! I love how you make your relationship and each other a priority! How did you guys decide on doing that? So many people stop doing that after a couple of years- you make it a priority. What do you and Ryan talk about (not in the personal nosy way) to keep things fun etc? I love that you genuinely LIKE each other and I know you appreciate each other and view yourselves as friends. Any relationship advice for us?
    Xoxo
    You look so beautiful!

  20. that sounds like an incredible night at your favorite restaurant!!! i love the reuben flatbread idea…i’m a huge corned beef fan too, but my husband isn’t (?!?!?!?!) so if i want some i have to order it out!

  21. Yay…glad you had such a fun night and I am also gald to see you rockin out some shorts! GO GIRL! 🙂

  22. You are wearing shorts!! Woohoo for my other shorts hater!

  23. YOUR SHOES…I WANT THEM.

  24. you two are stunning 🙂

    I’ve heard other bloggers (I think…? maybe it’s just you?) talk about Seasons 52 and it sounds amazing. we have plenty of fabulous restaurants in Portland, but I’d love that one! 🙂

    I’m a spice wimp too 🙂 but I LOOOOOVE me some spicy tuna rolls!

  25. I adore Seasons 52! We’re going there for our Atlanta Healthy Food Blogger meet-up at the end of July and I can’t wait!! 🙂 That reuben flat looks sooooo good… I might have to order that, yum! 🙂 Oh and the dessert shooters are the best part!!!!

  26. this place looks amazing!!! i hav eonly heard of season’s 52 from blogs but i hope i can find one someday. love the date night tradition… i am definitely making that mandatory someday, when i am in a relationship 🙂

  27. Ok, please don’t ever say you don’t look good in shorts again, because that is the cutest outfit!! Those heals are fierce – I loveee the gold ‘n’ green.

  28. I moved from Atlanta before I was able to try Seasons 52, but I’ve never heard a bad review!

    PS- your shorts outfit is so cute. And I love the gold shoes!

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