February Date Afternoon

February was my month to plan a date for Pete and I (see links at bottom of post for more “date night” information). I decided to switch things up a bit and do a “date afternoon.” Pretty much all of our dates have involved some type of event and then a dinner. Being we had just eaten out Friday night, I wanted to do a brunch & event instead while keeping up with a Valentine’s type theme.

To start the date, we went to a restaurant called Mom’s located in Ringoes, NJ. Mom’s is a small breakfast joint…

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…that has tons of charm and absolutely amazing food!

Every time we go there (which is not as often as we should, last time was 2 years ago) I order the apple crisp pancakes.

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Warm, soft apples atop pancakes that literally have the streusel of apple crisp right inside. Here’s a closer look:

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Drool fest.

I wish I’d taken a pic of Pete’s breakfast, as it was equally delicious. He had a bacon and cheese omelette with toast and home fries. Perfect breakfast.

After digesting a bit, we drove over the a winery in the same town called Old York Cellars. Our friends Colleen and Dave bought us an awesome Groupon deal for Christmas- wine and chocolate tasting for 2! Wine and chocolate seemed fabulous for a Valentine’s Day weekend and thus a perfect addition to my afternoon date!

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We arrived at the snowy Old York vineyards within minutes. Our server started us off right away by the providing us with menus to select the wines we’d like to taste.

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We got to select our own 6 wines and each received 4 pieces of chocolate to pair with the wines. The menu specified which chocolate paired best with each wine, so no guessing was needed. I got to work on the sweet wines, Pete got to work on the reds.

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We even got to each select a 7th wine each for tweeting about the cellar!

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My favorite was the Blush and Pete’s was the Cabernet Sauvignon. We ended up buying a bottle of each. As for the chocolate, they were all great! I’m especially partial to milk chocolate, while Pete enjoyed the extra dark.

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Cheers to a fun afternoon date! You just can’t go wrong with wine and chocolate 🙂

Check out our prior date night posts:

 

 

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