June 29, 2009

Boyf Does Raw

Evenin' all! I am blogging with a quickness tonight because I just got back from a date with the boyf and it is already 11pm!

So imagine my surprise when aforementioned boyf suggested that we try a raw restaurant for dinner before the movie tonight. Looks like homegirl stirred up some interest! I was happy to oblige. Since he loves him some Eye-talian food, I thought Adelina's might be a safe bet, since it serves raw and cooked vegetarian fare.

Not to be outdone by the girlf, though, boyf went all raw for dinner. Props and snaps for the open mind. It started off well, as we were served a lovely basket of raw flax crackers.

And then we progressed to what I thought were rather innocuous starter salads. I think this is where it started to go downhill.

("There are apples in this salad! And what are these?")

Cranberries. Pecans and celery, too.

Um...

I chose the zucchini marinara as my entree. It hit the spot for me, since the day's eats up until this point included very little veg, but there is no doubt in my mind that I liked my homemade version better. (Forever indebted to Gena, of course.)

The boyf got the zucchini pesto. I dove across the table for a sample of his and immediately pronounced it excellent (and not just for his benefit), but there was a distinct underwhelmedness emanating from his general region...

Survey says?

Boyf: 1
Diana: 0

But what a good little doobie. :)

P.S. We saw Transformers II in IMAX after dinner, and I'm enough of a nerd to admit I pretty much enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Majorly overblown (understatement of the year) and ridiculous? Yes. Was that what I expected? Yes. Mission accomplished. Sometimes I secretly wish I could do the Optimus Prime voice.

15 comments:

Katrina said...

My hubby just took me to a vegan, organic restaurant with a rather extensive raw menu! It was A-MAZING@

Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) said...

OMG, I love the lettuce picture. That one would be framed in my house. In fact, it just might be anyway ;)

katherine said...

I love that he ASKED to go to a raw restaurant! So far I've only managed to get my husband to comply with my requests, but that's a start at least, right? :)

The pesto looks AWESOME!

Dori said...

Boyf's pesto dish looks GREAT! I want that!

Gena (Choosing Raw) said...

The boy gets mad props from me -- I hope I can have y'all over for a proper raw din soon!

Jocelyn said...

Hey- I'm impressed that your bf now asks to go to a Raw Restaurant! (props to him!) The pesto looks amazing! I love the restaurant in NYC, Josie's, it has everything! (dairy free, organic, vegetarian, and also something for meat eaters!) You should try it out.

brandi said...

that's awesome that he wanted to try it!
i love the last picture - too funny.

The Healthy Apple said...

Wow..that zucchini pesto looks delish...

Glad you had a nice 'raw' din din...

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Erica said...

owwwwwwww good for the boyf! Everything looks really good- I bet most people wouldn't even know it was raw/veggie unless you told them... mmmm mmm mm

Jenny said...

whoaaaa HE chose the raw restaurant?! dang mustang you have taught him well!

p.s. i can not stop laughing at that lettuce picture -- what a character he is!

VeggieGirl said...

I've only heard negative reviews about Adelina (from trusted sources!!), so I avoided eating there while in NYC, haha ;-) Sorry that you had to experience it!!

Missy said...

Okay I am glad you liked the movie! Now I am feeling a little better about going my my boy. I wish I could make him eat like that! It looks great!

ttfn300 said...

fun recap :) props to the boyf for trying!!

Olga said...

hahhaha what a fun post. His face in the last pic is priceless! :)

So good that he requested it though, so adventurous ;)

Trilby Drew said...

Diana, can I blow your mind for a second? The guy who does the voice of Optimus Prime, is also the guy who does the voice of Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh cartoons. Seriously.

I I totally love your blog. :) I don't comment nearly as much as I should. Sometimes I get shy. :)