Friday, January 8, 2010

Double Date Night

Tonight, Drew and I went out for dinner with Matt and Sheena for her birthday. We went to a local fondue restaurant called Lucerne's. I have never had fondue before and I was so stoked.

The restaurant is inside this cute, old house in downtown Rockford.
When we arrived, there was only one other couple there eating. They ended their meal and left about halfway through ours. It was actually kinda nice to be the only ones there. The waiter, who I think Sheena said was the owner too, was very attentive to us and gave us great service. He even snatched my camera after I took it out and started taking pictures to take some group shots of us.
We started our meal with two baskets of bread, carrots, celery, apples, and grapes to dip in cheese. Us girls shared one and the guys shared one.
Then, came our salads. They consisted of shredded lettuce, tomatoes, radish slices, a cucumber slice, croutons, and a really, really good dressing. The dressing was already put on it for us. I was a little nervous as I took my first bite because I'm sorta picky with my dressing. It was fabulous though.
Matt and Sheena ordered steak, chicken, and lobster, and Drew and I ordered steak, chicken, and fish. The portions are plenty big enough to order one meal and split it between two people. The pictures is of our meal, after we had dug in a little. You can see the 12 dipping sauces that are provided and all of the meat and vegetables too.

Since it was Sheena's birthday on Tuesday, the waiter stuck a candle in our dessert. We had a plate filled with pound cake, bananas, tangerines, pinapples, strawberries, cherries, and marshmellows. We dipped those into chocolate and caramel. So good!

Apparently there are tables for dining upstairs too. I asked Matt and Sheena if it's usually so dead in there. I was awful surprised that there were to few people for a Friday night. They said that it's usually hit or miss there. Sometimes it's packed full and sometimes it's not so busy.
Drew and I had a fantastic time and will definitely be going back very, very soon.

1 comment:

Lindsay M. {DW} said...

That food looks YUMMY! I <3 fondue!