Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Valentine's Date at Ortanique

Valentine's day fell on a Tuesday this year, so Brent and I decided to save our date for Saturday night. We had reservations at Ortanique and went for the whole shebang - drinks, appetizers and entrees, all with a beautiful sunset backdrop.


I always appreciate a unique menu


Cheers!


Camana Bay is beautiful at the golden hour. Sitting right by the water was so wonderfully picturesque. This is truly one of my favorite places on Earth. (As a side note - after the sun went down, I was unknowingly terrorized by mosquitoes. By the time we got home, I had so many bumps on my forehead, it looked like I had an allergic reaction to the food or something!)


The food was really delicious. We tried to order some unique items, and loved everything we got. The appetizer was a truffled short rib crepe with Caribbean butter beans, grape tomatoes, scallion and goat’s cheese espuma.


For dinner, Brent had jerked chicken penne pasta and I had pan seared salmon, topped with a cocoa and coffee rub. We were very pleased!


It was such a fun night. Lots of good discussions on the future and what's next. Sometimes you need to actually leave the house, distractions, and general hustle-bustle to really think through the things in your head.

On an unrelated note, Jenn just posted her pictures from the Little Cayman trip. You should definitely check them out. I especially love the tribute to Cincinnati Skyline Chili!

4 comments:

  1. Ohh coffee rubs are my FAV!

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  2. Drinks, appetizers and entrees is the whole shebang? That's not the Katie Kruithof I know... where is the word dessert in that list??? :)

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  3. How fun! I want to hear more about your "discussions on the future and what's next." ;)

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  4. That short rib appetizer looks amazing, and I second the coffee rub love!! Great pics, looks like fun!

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