So after almost 2 months of dating, Jill and I finally get an evening out alone with each other. And it was so amazing! We both are in school and have jobs. Also, it is sometimes hard to find someone to watch Jill’s precious daughter, Savannah (1.5 years old). We both were off work, had schoolwork caught up, and I had asked Jill’s sister to watch Savannah for the evening, so it was pretty much our first date.
We went to Takaoka of Japan for dinner! I was trying to surprise her about where we were going, but she guessed correctly from the start. It was only because she wanted to go there and I have never been. The chef’s make the food right in front of you on flat top grills, giving you a show along with dinner. It was a really cool place! When we first arrived, I did not realize that there were two restaurants in the same building and we had to walk upstairs to Takaoka. I thought that was kind of neat. Like a little restaurant hideaway. When we walked up there, I noticed it was a rather dim place, with lights shining on the tables and grills. I had made reservations previously so it did not take long to get our seats. We sat down at the table in front of the grill and I was just too excited. We both ordered the Hibachi Steak dinner. Boy, do they give you food here! The chef was amazingly quick with his hands. There were many cool tricks he did with his cooking utensils. He also made a fire volcano out of a sliced onion. That was sweet!
Dinner did not take long to make at all. At least it did not seem that way since I was so entertained by the chef! First, they serve this really delicious soup with mushrooms. Next, was a small salad with a ginger dressing. The salad was good, but I would not eat the dressing on a regular basis. This is when the chef came to the grill and started cooking everything. He cooked up some vegetables that including onion and zucchini. Next, he prepared the fried rice. While he was doing this, our steaks were cooking. The chef was making everyone’s food at once! It was awesome to see how fast he could move. He then made some grilled shrimp which was amazing in itself. All of the food was simply delicious. There was a small cup of hot tea served, but I am not a big fan of tea. They surely feed you well here! As they should due to the price. It was definitely worth it though! It was a great experience and I will guarantee you I will be going back in the future!
After dinner we went to get some ice cream at Zestos. I had a strawberry sundae and Jill had a Butterfinger razzle. It was getting a little chilly out, but ice cream is good anytime!
I was not sure what we were going to do next. We were leaving Zestos and was about to pass the movie theater. I jokingly stated we should just go and see the next thing that is about to start, no matter what it was. Even if it was “Pretty Princess and the Blue Dog”, or some movie like that! Ha! That joke turned into a spontaneous reality! I turned in and we saw that “The Hunger Games” was just starting. So, we went and saw a great movie! I really enjoyed it. It was the perfect ending to our perfect date.
Like I stated before, it’s been almost two months that Jill and I have been together. We have many interests and a lot in common. (Except for the fact that she does not like mushrooms. She kept feeding me her mushrooms at Takaoka!) Who knows where this relationship will take us? I definitely care for Jill and Savannah very much. Days fly by with the both of us being busy. I think Savannah pretty much digs me. Oh yeah, I’m sure Jill does too. 🙂