Date night dinner

I’m not really sure I understand the concept of date night — is it date night when we decide we don’t want to cook so we go to a restaurant? Is it date night when Matt agrees to come with me to something I’m covering? I have no idea. But last week, I was in a gloomy mood and it was payday, so off we went to Foxy’s.

There are only a small handful of restaurants in town here, and while some of them are pretty good, it gets boring switching between the same five places over and over. I love when tourist season begins because that means the seasonal restaurants open up! Foxy’s is the dining room attached to a local fishing lodge, and they’ve been around for a loooong time. My dad still talks about the deep-fried Camembert he had there, ages ago.

Speaking of deep-fried Camembert, I finally got to try it!

It was really good, especially dipped in the honey-dill sauce that came with it. This wasn’t a fast-food kind of dipping sauce; it was actual thick, sticky honey.

Next up was the broccoli-cheddar-bacon soup, which didn’t really have much of a cheese or broccoli flavour. It was just warm and savoury and delicious, without any one taste jumping out. That might sound like a bad thing, but I liked it.

For my main course, I was thinking about pheasant breast or blackened elk sirloin but I decided it was a comfort food kind of day so I ended up with Chicken Cordon Bleu. The chicken was really juicy and delicious but I honestly enjoyed the carrots more than anything.

We were too stuffed for dessert. Matt couldn’t even eat his after-dinner chocolate!

Anyway, the Camembert got me wondering, what’s the weirdest deep-fried thing you’ve heard of?

9 Replies to “Date night dinner”

  1. Apparently the special thing this year at the Stampede is going to be deep fried Kool-Aid. I have no idea how that works.

    The weirdest deep fried thing I’ve eaten…. Oreos, also at the Stampede. They were delicious, but they really didn’t need to put 6 in a little tray for me. All you can manage is 1, two if you’re hungry.

    1. I really wanted to try those when I went to Stampede but I didn’t want to wait in line! 🙂 I heard about deep fried Kool-Aid, too… I think they make some kind of Kool-Aid flavoured dough and fry that.

  2. Deep fried pickles. YUMMY. Deep fried ice cream. Also YUMMY! Oh, and a deep fried Twinkie in Vegas. Too incredible for words, but I still feel guilty about eating that mess of calories and cholesterol.

  3. That meal looks lovely and sounds so delicious and grownup. We went to Dairy Queen on a road trip today, and they have deep fried everything. I think deep fried Snickers is the weirdest thing I’ve heard of, but it sounds delicious. 🙂

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