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Old 07-01-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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It was requested that I do a little write up of a recent dining experience I had... so here we go For more history on Cody or Myself - check out the Celebrity Cruise PTR/TR or the Everest Challenge PTR/TR.

Who: Cody and Myself
What: Anniversary Dinner
Where: The French Room, Dallas, Texas
When: June 21, 2014
Why: To celebrate 1 year since our first date

For more info:Best Dallas Restaurants- The French Room- Top Downtown Dallas Restaurant, 5-Star Dining

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So I love that it works out that the anniversary of our first date is also the summer solstice, the lovely longest, sunniest day of the year! Cody and I had recently eaten at Victoria and Alberts and loved the attention and the food, so for our one year anniversary he decided he wanted to take me somewhere quite fancy as well! So the reservation was made about 2 weeks in advance and we just spent most of June getting excited for this big dinner!

We determined that it had to be a true “date night” so Cody and I spent the day on Saturday apart after running to the Farmer’s Market for some produce first thing in the morning. Of course for a five star restaurant I had to look quite spiffy, so I opted for a classic black dress that is one of my favorites I pampered myself for the event with a mani/pedi on Friday and a niiice long shower on Saturday. Cody picked me up right on time and I threw on the finishing touches and we were headed downtown on our way!

I live just north of Dallas, in fact, if you keep going north from my little town, you are back IN Dallas! It’s a weird little layout that way. Anyway it’s a pretty easy drive down and it was a beautiful summer night perfect for a little drive. About 15 minutes later we were in the city, and 5 minutes later we found the Adolphus Hotel, which houses the French Room as one of it’s dining establishments. This part was quite confusing, as we pulled up to the valet we saw and he said he was only for the wedding that we had to go back behind us into what looked like a garage entrance…

Okay pretty illegal backup move and we are in the porte-cochere and no valets come to our car, so we pull through and try to head into the garage. The setup is very strange and there’s a very steep ramp up that doesn’t seem like you should enter, so there’s really only about 10 spots in the little garage here, all taken! This was not a good start… we pulled back around to attempt the valet again or at least ask where we could park. The first person that came up asked if we were checking in, we said no we are going to the French Room and he called someone else over to help us. No one opened my door Tsk Tsk Adolphus, Tsk Tsk.

Anyway they whisked away our car and we headed into the hotel which is quite beautiful in its own right and quite old. It was time for our reservation at this point so we didn’t get to really explore and take pictures. We found the restaurant and checked in. They had just taken a couple in in front of us so we had to wait for the seater to come back, soo we asked the host to take our picture of course!


It was really dark in there so we did have to use a flash, but as usual they cut off my feet! Why do women spend so much on nice shoes again?! Our reservation was at 6:15 and they only open for dinner at 6, so it was nice and peaceful while waiting and also in the dining room

We were sat shortly thereafter at a lovely table in the center of the dining room. Normally I HATE being in the middle of dining rooms but somehow I didn’t feel like I was awkwardly in the middle of things here, it was a peaceful little table and I actually felt like it was great where we were, bathed in natural light and surrounded by some beautiful things. It was a smaller restaurant but the detail was just simply outstanding. Very beautifully done space.




I started taking pictures of us, and our wonderful server offered to take some of the both of us! He even moved the roses into the picture and took probably about 10 from different angles and distances, bravo sir you just earned my seal of approval and the orders haven’t even been taken yet!


Place setting

Cody

Me!

together at our table

I couldn’t decide which I liked more!

Then our menus came - there are two options here. One: you pick three courses from the main menu for $80 with a few of the options having a slight upcharge. Two: you pick the Chef’s Menu ($110) with option of wine pairing ($165). We both decided the options on the main menu really appealed to us more so that’s what we went for.


Even the menu is lovely!

We ordered cocktails to start and asked the sommelier to bring us wines that would pair with our appetizer and entree (one glass for each course each) I loved having him there to help us with this! Bread was quickly brought out, with several options to choose from. We were surprised to then receive an amuse bouche and finally our cocktails followed shortly.


Bread Basket - raisin, multigrain, sourdough, and crisps

Amuse Bouche - beef tartare

Margarita on the Rocks

The Blue Devil

The bread was wonderful, I loved having so much variety and soft, whipped butter! I'd never had a raw beef dish before and was pleasantly surprised by just how tasty that was. Cody loved his margarita of course, but my Blue Devil just tasted like alcohol, bad alcohol to me. I don't know what it is but the last few times we have gone out I just have not liked my cocktails at all! I'll be sticking to wine from now on I think

We were already so impressed (with the restaurant) and we didn’t even have our appetizers yet, what more could happen tonight?

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Looks like a great restaurant and love the decor! The two of you look great all decked out for a great evening! I've had raw beef on a number of occasions at places that do it well! Most recently last year for lunch in Paris at a restaurant in Place de l'Alma, overlooking the left bank of the Rive Seine and Le Tour Eiffel in the distance. It was beef tartare and was quite good and flavorful as was the wine! Even better, enjoying all this outside on a nice warm sunny day in Paris. Sounds too perfect and it was! I'm a big foodie, so I enjoy all of this. Take a look at my France TR , which is here in the link below and just completed!

Looking forward to more of this and can't wait to see what you had to eat and the wines you had as well!
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Oh wow - what a stunning place and you two both look beautiful. It sounds amazing so far - I can't wait to read more.
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Yay! The restaurant looks beautiful as do both you and Cody. What a great start to year 2!
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Beautiful restaurant! The service and food are both off to a wonderful start.
We were stunned!

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Sounds like a wonderful evening.
It was!

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Looks like a great restaurant and love the decor! The two of you look great all decked out for a great evening! I've had raw beef on a number of occasions at places that do it well! Most recently last year for lunch in Paris at a restaurant in Place de l'Alma, overlooking the left bank of the Rive Seine and Le Tour Eiffel in the distance. It was beef tartare and was quite good and flavorful as was the wine! Even better, enjoying all this outside on a nice warm sunny day in Paris. Sounds too perfect and it was! I'm a big foodie, so I enjoy all of this. Take a look at my France TR , which is here in the link below and just completed!

Looking forward to more of this and can't wait to see what you had to eat and the wines you had as well!
I'll have to check it out, I'm so behind in my Europe planning!

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Oh wow - what a stunning place and you two both look beautiful. It sounds amazing so far - I can't wait to read more.
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Yeah it's great that we are able to do them at home too

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Great start! Love all the pictures from your evening!
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Yay! The restaurant looks beautiful as do both you and Cody. What a great start to year 2!
Thank you! It definitely was
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Our appetizers came out quickly after the amuse, with our first wine pairings of the night! Mine was a rose, however we saw him take this same wine to multiple tables throughout the night. Seemed like they were really trying to push it, BUT it was tasty so itís all good!


I was able to sneak a picture of my bottle while he was pouring Codyís

Cody and I both loved our individual appetizers, but we didnít order something the other person liked. I think for once, I didnít try anything of what he ordered at this meal (well I tried dessert!). He went for the crab cake on the valetís recommendation and I went for an intriguing salad.


Petite Green Salad, Texas Ruby Grapefruit, Fig, Crispy Cream Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette (on the side)

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Lemon Grass Lobster Sauce, Tomato Jam, Mango, Curry


While looking up the menu online to give the best description, another menu came up and I was worried I couldnít find what we had! Although now Iím wondering how soon we can get back to try the summer menu I found our correct menu though so the descriptions should be accurate!

For mine it was pretty simple, but has anyone had fried cream cheese before? It was so interesting and I really enjoyed it!


Our table got quite full quite fast!

After our apps, another surprise came!


White chocolate orange sorbet

We cleansed our palate with this tasty and beautiful treat, we both loved it and it was such a cute little surprise!

Then quickly once again (but without feeling rushed one bit) our entrees and next round of wines came! I actually didnít like the wine suggested this time and was quickly brought a second option which I enjoyed MUCH more.


This time I snuck a pic of Codyís bottle - yummy!

Nova Scotia Halibut, Marcona Almond, Spring Pea Risotto, Citrus Cardamom Sauce

Colorado Lamb Chops, Smoked Whipped Potato, Citrus Garlic Mint Jam
($10 additional)

Our entrees were incredibly delicious. Who knew I would like fish so much once I started ordering the right ones? I also love getting risotto while out because Iíll never make it myself! Cody loves his lamb but I am not a fan, so we will just have to trust him that it was good

I opted to break things up with some tea before dessert

Our server highly recommended the souffles, but I had mentioned that a particular chocolatey dessert sounded wonderful and he agreed that if I was a chocolate girl I should opt for the torte instead - so I did! (I guess I canít be souffle girl anytime soon!)


Caramel Chocolate Kit Kat Torte, Honey Kahlua Ice Cream

Strawberry Meringue Pavlova, Pistachio Cake, Berry Balsamic Cream

I was so surprised that they were brought out like this, how sweet of them! We blew out our candles and dug in! Both desserts were so tasty, and how could you not love honey kahlua ice cream?!

We polished those off and yet ANOTHER surprise came out!


Cody ate a macaron before I got the picÖ

We were stuffed after those last few bites and ready to finish up. Our server brought ďsomething for meĒ and ďsomething for CodyĒ His was the bill! Mine was another surprise, something yummy to go! He said for tomorrow morning

We were getting pretty tired so after we paid up we headed home without sticking around to explore the hotel any more. Whatís crazy is it was STILL light outside! I took some pics of the skyline on our way out. We made it home just before 9pm




We topped off the night with our beverage of celebration (thank you Disney!) Rosa Regale as we wound down for the night with the kitties


Summer

Sparkling red

We tuckered out pretty early but woke up excited to extend our celebration just a bit more with our breakfast treat! We indulged in the tasty banana bread and shortly after my floral arrangement from Cody came (the florist was closed on his way to get me for dinner)


To go bag

Banana bread loaf

sliced up!

beautiful flowers!

We were so impressed with our experience at the French Room and especially for the price with all the bonus extras we received! We would gladly go back but of course for a special occasion, we canít make that splurge every weekend


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What a great night with beautiful food and a beautiful couple!

Thanks for the review, I'd love to visit someday
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Wow! It sounds superb! And Cody just ate that macaroon so you're pic would come out as a Hidden Mickey!
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:28 PM   #14
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Wonderful meal and experience!
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The whole meal looked very delicious. I love the presentation of your desserts, and the special breakfast treat to take home. Minus one macaroon you get a cute hidden Mickey.
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