Journal: Girl Date Take 2! Wining, dining and Les Miserables

Girl Date - Wining, Dining and Les Mis

You may remember that my girl and I went for a Girl Date to Wagamama’s and to see the wonderful Les Miserables film. We enjoyed it so much we decided to go again!

I booked the tickets a couple of days before and on that Sunday (20 January 2013) off we were driven to the Brayford Waterfront in nearby Lincoln city centre, where there is a lovely ODEON cinema and some great nightlife, pubs, clubs, restaurants – all that kinda thing.

We weren’t sure where we’d eat this time. Waga’s was fantastic the week before, but we wanted to try somewhere new.

Upon arriving we strolled around and finally decided upon ASK, an Italian themed, modern looking eaterie, clean and cheerful and moderately busy with a bustling atmosphere.
Settling in our seats we were pleased to be in from the frosty air outside. The waiter brought us some menus and we had a little peek at the offerings.

 

 

Of course we looked at the wine menu first. Did you expect anything else? I had a glass of Pinot Grigio and Harlot enjoyed the Pinot blush.

Drinking Pinot Grigio with with my girl at ASK Italian restaurant on our date

We chatted and enjoyed the wine then decided to indulge in a bottle between us. Well why not? Night out, no driving… wine is always a good plan!

ALIA - Pinot Grigio Blush Wine Bottle and Label

Harlot prefers rosé (doesn’t upset her tummy) so we went with the bottle of Pinot Grigio blush, which had a label that won the approval of professional designer Harlot. Simple, classy, elegant. I had to take a picture, of course.

Soon we had to look through the food options. Well we were there for a meal, not just the wine, after all.

Everything looked delicious!

Sea Bass Al Forno at the ASK Italian Restaurant, Brayford North Wharf, Lincoln

I went for Sea Bass Al Forno:

Roasted sea bass fillet with new Charlotte potatoes, Santos tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach in a light butter and white wine sauce with lemon juice.

Garlic bread with cheese at the ASK Italian restaurant Brayford Wharf Lincoln

We also ordered some cheesy garlic bread…

Smoked prosciutto, avocado, buffalo mozzarella and artichoke Chef's Salad at ASK restaurant

Harlot went for the Chef’s Salad:

Smoked prosciutto, avocado, buffalo mozzarella and artichoke, with tomatoes, cucumber, olives, peppers, red onion, mixed leaves and fresh basil. Topped with Grana Padano cheese and croutons; drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.

Apparently the artichoke and avocado were to die for.

Pinot Grigio Blush Wine at ASK Italian Restaurant Lincoln

The wine and conversation flowed free and easy – fun chat and sexy nuances.

The waiter was hilarious, with his, “enjoy your meals, laydeez” and “can I get you anything else, laydeez” – you could almost here the inflection in his voice giving away the fact he was thinking, “oh my god, oh my god, lesbians! real live lesbians!”

We thought it highly amusing.

After the meal we went to see Les Miserables for the second time, and it was fantabulous once more. We did have a slight accident at the pic ‘n mix counter whereby we kinda-mighta bought over £18 of sweeties. God knows how we ever thought we’d get through them.

Harlot was snuggling up to me during the film and we had an amazing time watching the characters sing their little hearts out on screen. Perfect.

Snow in Lincoln, UK January 2013

The weather was terrible when we came out, snowing once again! Well I say terrible, in our starry eyed, slightly tipsy mood we thought it incredibly romantic that it should snow on both of our dates.

We stopped at a garage on the way home (we were collected) to get some drinks and I yet again had to procure photographic evidence of the snow.

Snowing at a garage in Lincoln UK January 2013

So there you have it, Girl Date Take 2. Wonderful, perfect, romantic, snuggly. I can’t wait til next time, but I am thinking maybe another film this time?

That reminds me, I still need to tie Harlot down for the day so we can watch Gone with the Wind special edition together!

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