Being the parents of a toddler, the opportunity to go out on a date is really special.
This past week we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary and had the opportunity to have dinner at one of our new favorite places, The Historic Summit Inn Resort.
The hotel was first open to the public in 1907 and was designed as a playground for the many millionaires that lived in the city only five minutes away (At one time, this city had one of the highest rates of millionaires per capita in all the world, according to the resort’s website.)
It used to be a ski resort, but unfortunately that part of the resort has long been closed.
However, the resort still has two swimming pools, several ballrooms, a beautiful veranda that overlooks the valley and city below and more.
Today the resort is still beautiful and has that retro and romantic feel.
When you walk into the resort, it is like you are stepping back in time. You are greeted by a beautiful split staircase.
Before our dinner, we went and looked around the resort and found the indoor swimming pool, bar, saw a high school reunion and a beautiful bride on her wedding day.
We were seated in the dining room near a gorgeous stone fireplace and our table had this beautiful Tiffany style lamp.
One of the things that I really liked about the menu was that it was seasonal. There were a variety of different dishes that were autumn themed including an elk stew, pumpkin cheesecake and more.
I kicked off the meal with an apple cider martini, Kevin had a glass of wine, and we split the most amazing appetizer, a baked Brie with crostini and strawberry compote with chunks of strawberries. It was AMAZING!
I was really excited when I saw that the menu had a butternut squash ravioli. Not only do I love this dish, but it was what I had for dinner at our wedding, so it made it extra special.
This ravioli also had a brown butter sauce (not the most healthy of options) with a drizzle of cream and two leaves of sage with butternut squash on top.
Kevin opted for the Eggplant Parmesan with pasta, which he said was delicious.
We also had dessert. I had the summit chocolate cake and Kevin had the flourless chocolate cake, which we both finished before I had the chance to take a photo, but it was both beautiful and delicious.
It was a wonderful night, that my hubby had arranged and surprised me with and I was so thankful we had the chance to enjoy dinner and connect with each other.
What is your idea of the perfect date night. Leave your comments below.