Thursday, December 6

Florida Christmas

While in Florida for Thanksgiving in November. My Husband and I snuck out for an evening to have a date night. We hadn't seen each other in months (I was staying in Florida to care for my Baba) and a nice night out just us two was the perfect way to catch up!

We made reservations at Todd English's Blue Zoo at the Swan and Dolphin hotel. It's just across the water from the resort we got married in almost two years ago so it felt especially romantic. The food is out of this worl good! Super fresh and ├╝ber delicious!

It's a mostly fish centric menu. We started with a Yellowfin Tuna Tartare that tasted as good as its unique liquid nitrogen frozen siracha aioli that slowly melted into a delicious mix at the table. Then Husband had a Miso Glazed Seabass and I had the Simply Fish fresh catch of the day served with warm crabmeat, Dijon mustard and chives. They were sinfully good. For our side we chose the Tempura Haricot Vert witha truffle aioli. It's absurdly good tempuraed green beans. The we finished with a caramelly, vanilla beaned, phyllo doughed goodness of a dessert.

The hotel was dressed in its Christmas finest and it was gorgeous!

(Husband by the tree.)

Winter blues, metallics, and whites exuded elegance all around. An unbelievable tree made of white poinsettias made for a dramatic focal point.

A large train circled the tree carrying Minnie and Mickey along for the ride.

Next we snuck over to the Wildness Lodge for some cuddle time in for t of a fireplace. More to come on that later.



(All images by and owned by Krista Carson, please ask prior to use, Blue Zoo images via google)


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