Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fondue and My Surprises!

Brandon and I went to a 70s themed fondue restaurant last night. We had a gift certificate and wanted to put it to good use! From the outside, this place doesn't look very appealing.  Heck, even in the inside it doesn't look very appealing ...just old.  I guess that's the theme they're going for, though.  Most importantly, the food there is amazing.  

We started off with a cheese appetizer. The waiter mixes it right in front of you.  This cheddar fondue consisted of Worcestershire, beer, dried mustard, garlic, cheddar cheese, salt & pepper.  We had bread, carrots, broccoli, apples, and celery to dip in it.

(I preferred the broccoli)
 Next came the salads. I started eating it and then realized I didn't take a photo.  I will spare you guys the  photo because the half-eaten salad doesn't look too appetizing!

Then the main course came.  You can choose to cook your meat in a garlic chicken broth or in peanut oil. We obviously chose the chicken broth for the healthier option.  The broth was so amazing, I could have eaten it with a spoon! 

Brandon had filet mignon and shrimp ...I had chicken and shrimp.
(oh, and mushrooms too!)

They give you a variety of sauces, too.  Here we have BBQ (we didn't touch this), green goddess dip, honey mustard, sweet and sour, and horseradish.

B cooking his shrimp in the broth!
 My favorite part of the main course was cooking my mushrooms, then putting the green goddess dip inside of them. So amazing!

I forgot to take a picture of the dessert before we touched it.  I credit that to my utter excitement for chocolate.  But here are the final results...

Even Brandon, who does not like sweets, was scraping the bottom of the fondue pot! We dipped fruit, cake, and pretzels in the chocolate.

A couple other updates...
Yes, I did find a gown at the Foxy Lady on Sunday.  I don't have it with me because it had to be ordered.  If it's okay with you all, I'm going to keep the looks of the gown a secret until the pageant passes. I will say that it is very elegant, a darker color, and I feel like a million bucks in it! 


I've mentioned that Brandon's parents own a store a few times.  They travel pretty often to go to jewelry shows and other store-related functions.  They went to a gift market in Atlanta last weekend. They brought me back such a cute little gift! You all know of Lolita glasses, right?

Lolita, herself!
The 41-year-old mother of two began painting whimsical, personalized martini glasses, adding her own drink recipes on the bottom, in her Atlanta basement in 2001. Six years later, Designs by Lolita glassware and accessories have sold more than 4 million units and the recently remarried artist, now living in Uxbridge, is toasting her tenacity.

Anyway, Brandon's parents met Lolita! They brought me back this little gem...

I don't want to use it because I don't want the autograph to rub off!
It was such a cute surprise!

They also had the opportunity to meet Louis van Amstel from Dancing with the Stars! They were placing an order for Tervis Tumblers, which are the BEST cups in the world.  Tervis was celebrating 65 years in business and Louis was the highlight.  The company was giving away Tervis Tumblers with his face on them and they got one for me when they met him.  Brandon's mom said she told him all about the South Carolina shag dance!

That's all for today.
Happy Hump Day, beauties.


  1. I've always driven by that fondue place and thought it looked a little shady, good to know that it's not!

    Also, I love the Lolita glasses, I have a black and white one. They're all so cute! Love that mug!

  2. LOVE Lolita glasses! ESP in that leopard print glass in the picture! Cannot wait to see what your dress looks like, I am sure it is gorgeous!

  3. I've never been to a fondue restaurant, but that one sounds amazing. What cute gifts from your bf's parents.

  4. Girl the only thing I notice in this post is how pretty you are. You need to spill your makeup secrets, what you use, how to, etc.. hahah no but really! Totally want to know your beauty routine!

  5. the tervis with louis' face in it is to funny..and really neat! Y'alls dinner looked yummy..I've never been to a fondue place but now I def want to try it out..looks like fun! xoxo

  6. I Luuurve Lolita glasses! I collect them! Have you seen the christmas tree ornaments? Because they are adorbs!

  7. I left you something on my blog! :)

  8. I'm a brand new follower! I love your blog. I have about 5 Lolita glasses. They make great gifts.

  9. ok. i am now completely craving fondue. cheese &chocolate fondue. AH!
    also... yes Lolita glasses are awesome, how cool would it be to have a ton of them for a nice set?!

  10. Glad you found the perfect dress... I am sure you look like a million bucks in it!

  11. Um, that plaid scarf you are sporting...I'm kind of in love with it!! As well as fondue!


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