Dinner with Friends

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So now that we are older we do what old people do.  Have supper clubs.  Not at each other’s houses…not yet.  That will come when we are waaayyy older.  For now, we still go  to actual places and stay out until at least 9:00 pm on a Friday night.  (at least that’s how me and my date roll)

Here is how supper club works for us.  We are all assigned a month.  When it is your month you pick where and what time.  We always go the third Friday of the month, which is helpful for planning babysitters.

This month was hard because of restaurant week, and our large party of 16, so we ended up at Dandelion Market.   It was my friend Raigan’s pick and she is adorable and pregnant and couldn’t have wine.  I sat next to her so she could have sips of mine if she wanted and so my waist looked smaller.

Dandelion Market is a tapas (small plates) joint, which us girls loved.   Our husbands…not so much.  “What do you mean we have to order 3 meals?”  “We have to share our food?”  Ha ha!  My friends and I loved it and took our time decided what to order.  It was very dark in the restaurant, so we had to hold the candles up to the menu to read it!  (and yes…very dark.  I’m not old)

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They have 25 wines for $25 a bottle which is pretty awesome.  I ended up sharing the Atena Malbec with a friend.   The menu suggested the flavors were berries, leather and cinnamon.  It tasted like red wine to me, and it was delicious.    We also shared the calamari, which came with lemon garlic aioli–so good!

I ended up ordering  the southern caprese –fried green tomatoes, house made mozzarella, fig & balsamic dressing, and the Poblano Pepper –chorizo, mozzarella, house made crema all stuffed in a pepper.

dandelion 002A table favorite:  Butter Sauteed Sea Scallops – arugula, pomegranate drizzle, toasted macadamia.

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Pan Seared Ahi Tuna – served rare, wasabi aioli, sweet chili sauce, sesame soy.

dandelion 001I love getting together with my friends* to share a meal and talk and laugh.  Life is too short not to enjoy one another.  There are multiple  studies on the health benefits of social relationships, where researchers have provided evidence that social ties and increased contact with family and friends are less likely to die early.

I do my best to stay alive.  It’s my duty.

*Our men were here.  I just didn’t take their picture.




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4 thoughts on “Dinner with Friends”

  1. Social relationships ARE important. You ladies have hung out for soooo long…so you are probably healthier! Raigan does look adorable–all of you do.

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