Hello, friends. It’s Tuesday. Theoretically, it should feel better than a Monday but it just feels WORSE. Don’t worry though, I’m about to change that attitude with three words:
|Clothes. Mimosas. Massages. FINE. LEATHER. GOODS.|
Some of you may recall last summer, when Matt and I declared a “TREAT YO SELF WEEK.” A Treat Yo Self Week is all well and good, but Parksand Rec had it right when they started doing “Treat Yo Self Tuesday.” Totes. Bril. Giving yourself one day a week to indulge seems like a great idea to me, and it doesn’t even have to be expensive! I mean, you could eat a tub of cookie dough ice cream and call it a day—don’t have to empty your bank account to treat yo self!
For today’s post, I want to introduce you to a fancypants restaurant in Vienna, VA, called Ristorante Bonaroti. It is the most AMAHZING Italian I have ever tasted in my life (although I’ve never been to Italy, so I can’t compare to that). It is expensive, but totally worth it. Matt and I found it on Yelp as we were searching for a new restaurant to try; we called ahead to make sure our attire was acceptable (we were both wearing shorts) and Sergio assured me casual was fine. Despite his assurances, we both felt completely under-dressed when we walked in—there was a six year old who looked snazzier than I did! However, the staff was very friendly and did fancy things like pull out my chair for me and unfold my napkin. We decided to be super pretentious and order a bottle of wine, which was actually from a local vineyard in Northern Virginia (Prince Michel—I would absolutely recommend doing a wine tasting there). I ordered lamb ravioli, Matt had pork shank, and…
Sorry. I just had a moment staring wistfully into space as I thought about our meal. Mmmmmmm, carbs and lamb! I wish I had pictures to share, but that wouldn’t even come close to doing it justice. Besides, I didn’t feel comfortable taking pictures of my food in fancypants restaurant–I felt like the impeccably-dressed six year old at the table next to us would look upon us with continued disdain. I had already made a bigger mess on our white tablecloth than he did, and I really needed to get my act together and act as an appropriate role model.
If your are living/visiting in NOVA, treat yo self to Ristorante Bonaroti. It is worth every dime.