It had been forever since Craig and I had a date night, so last night it was time to change that.
Ginger is one of our favorite finer dining restaurants located in downtown Anchorage. Every time we’ve gone, we’ve had great service, amazing food, in a wonderful atmosphere.
Inside, guests can be seated at the bar which serves a wide array of wines.
The dining area is classy but modern with tactful art pieces on the walls and low, intimate lighting.
(I apologize for the poor quality pictures. I was too quick in snapping this picture to realize how obstructive the decoration in the middle was. I was trying to take a couple of quick pictures before too much attention had been drawn to myself. Those of you who do take a lot of pictures inside restaurants, how do you do it without feeling awkward?)
Instead of ordering an entree, I decided to order a salad and an appetizer–the perfect amount of food for me!
Field Greens with Baked Camembert: tossed with apricots, mint and cashews sherry wine vinaigrette.
The salad had the perfect amount of dressing on, which is a big factor in whether I will like it or not. The cashews gave the salad a nice crunch, but I’m pretty sure the apricots had been replaced with mandarin oranges, which was fine by me. The camembert (on the right-hand side of my plate) is a soft cheese that was warm and melted in my mouth.
My dish from the appetizer menu:
Spicy Tuna Tower: marinated ahi with avocado salad, wasabi tobiko, wonton crisp
What an awesome presentation of the food! I was a little disappointed in my selection though. I thought the ahi tuna would only be raw in the middle and then seared on the outside. Unfortunately the texture of the raw fish was a little too much for me, which left me handing the rest over to Craig. Other than the texture, it was an excellent dish. Craig really like it!
This soup bowl was amazingly good! We both really enjoy coconut curry dishes and this bowl definitely delivered! The pieces of seafood were abundant and the flavors of the curry seasonings came together really well!My handsome date!
We rarely order dessert when eating out, but tonight we decided to change things up a bit.
After a very enjoyable meal, we hit up Redbox for a $1.00 DVD rental. Playing last night: Date Night. It seemed to fit the theme nicely.
Both Craig and I didn’t know what the plot line was about; we had simply seen previews and thought it would be a good movie choice. Overall it was a good movie–nothing spectacular but definitely not a bad movie either. It was cute, funny, and had some adventure, but it didn’t leave us raving about it.
What recent movie have you seen that is worthy of recommending?