Happy weekend, friends! Aaron and I are in Charleston today-- a place I have been dying to see for years! It is definitely living up to my expectations. Our hotel is amazing, the food is delicious, and the people could not be nicer! One of my favorite things about traveling to new cities is trying out new restaurants. I love seeing the different ways that chefs in different cities cook with local foods and am always inspired by the interior design of great establishments. When Aaron and I were in Vancouver last month we received so many restaurant recommendations that it was impossible to narrow it down! That's when I decided to take him on a progressive dinner of the city-- one place for drinks and appetizers, one for dinner, and one for dessert. We had so much fun and highly recommend trying it in your own city with a group of friends!
STEP 1: Pick a neighborhood. When we were in Vancouver, we did our progressive dinner in Gastown. That meant that we could walk from restaurant to restaurant quickly without having to get in a car. Then at the end of the night we just jumped in a cab.
STEP 2: Choose your group of friends and send out an invite so that you can make reservations. I would recommend between 4-8 people to keep things simple. Too many people and the logistics could get a little complicated. By switching the seating order at every stop you can ensure that you are able to catch up with everyone individually.
STEP 3: Plan your stops and make reservations. I recommend choosing three: one for drinks and appetizers, one for dinner, and one for dessert and coffee or appertifs. Make reservations well in advance and let them know at the time of the reservation if you will only be enjoying drinks or dessert so that they seat you in an appropriate area.
Happy date night, friends!