CD’s parents give us the most wonderful Christmas present every year. Once a month, they treat us to a date night. Sometimes it involves a concert or sporting event, but we always make sure it includes a delicious dinner…and last night was no exception.
I was so surprised by how many of you actually looked at The Red Pony’s menu online and gave me suggestions on what to order. I loved it and felt like you were all there with me. Seriously, at dinner, I was like well, so and so said we should try this, but so and so thinks we should get this. So thank you. Now, if only you could have really been there to taste the deliciousness – what an amazing restaurant!
We started out with the appetizer special…keep in mind we live in the South. ;)
Deep fried avocado halves filled with lump crab meat and horseradish cream sauce served with fried flour tortilla chips.
This dish reminded me how much I love fresh crab meat! I actually removed the fried skin from my avocado (so unnecessary in my opinion) but enjoyed several of the fried chips. :)
I then order the salmon but subbed the blue-cheese sweet corn risotto for the lobster mashed potatoes (my no-dairy rule usually goes straight out the window when we go out to dinner) and skipped the cream sauce. Who needs cream sauce when you have all that delicious pesto?
Another reminder – I freakin love pesto and need to make it more often! The salmon was cooked perfectly and tasted so fresh. The risotto was okay…I couldn’t really taste the blue cheese, but Chris shared some of his with me. Taking Carolyn’s advice, CD went with the Beef Tenderloin Pizza…and it was definitely NOT light on the blue cheese.
This pizza is on the appetizer menu, but is definitely an entire meal in and of itself. Yum!
We were too full to order dessert and left the restaurant to walk around downtown Franklin. After about a 5 minute walk, I decided I still had a bit of room left for some frozen yogurt from here, my favorite self-serve frozen yogurt spot in all of Nashville. We split a small cup of vanilla and butter brickle yogurt. CD is a big fan of toppings, and so we added cookie dough, chocolate covered almonds, brownies, and whipped cream. Truth be told, I ate all of the whipped cream and a few bites of yogurt and was done. So full!
Thanks for a wonderful date night CD (thanks to your parents as well!), and many thanks to all of you who were there in spirit. It was a lovely evening. :)