Weight and Learn

A stay-at-home mom learning how to be happy and healthy.

Posted by Tammy On January - 25 - 2012

This past Saturday my husband and I had a super date night.  The anticipation of this date was filled with worry, apprehension and excitement but I’m happy to report that the results were wonderful.

My husband usually plans most of our nights out because if it were left to me we would probably never go anywhere.  I don’t like risk or change or new things.  I’m very happy going to the same restaurant and ordering the same food because past results have taught me that it is comfortable and I’ll enjoy it.  New things bring the risk of unknown outcomes which causes me great anxiety.

The date he planned was filled with new experiences and a trip on the subway to downtown Toronto.  First off, I hate the subway.  I’m slightly claustrophobic so a tube of people underground is unpleasant to say the least but I made it to our destination with some deep breathing, Imodium and my husband distracting me with his super skills on Cut The Rope.  A short walk later we were at the base of The Royal York Hotel entering Benihana Japanese Steakhouse.  I’m a really plain Jane kind of eater out of preference and necessity so new restaurants are a struggle especially when the person I’m with has never been there as well.  I had done my research though so I was familiar with the menu and was fairly confident that I could find some things that I would like.

We were seated around the hibachi table along with a group of four celebrating a boy’s birthday.  They had been to this restaurant several times and were on a first name basis with some of the servers so we knew we were in good hands.  We ordered the steak and chicken teppanyaki which was basically a five course meal prepared in front of us.  Amazing.  So flavorful!  I can’t say enough about how delicious the food was.  The most remarkable thing was that we ate our entire meal with chop sticks.  I’ve never done that before.  I enjoyed every moment of dinner and not once did my stomach disagree with me.  We finished our dessert, paid our bill, which made this one of the most expensive meals I’ve ever eaten but worth it, and had just enough time to walk over to our next stop on our night on the town.  Part 2

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