Yesterday was such a great day! I got off work a little early to spend the evening with my mom. I bought her a gift certificate to a place called Pinot’s Palette for her birthday back in August, and we finally found a time to use it. Not sure what Pinot’s Palette is? That’s ok, keep reading and you’ll get to hear ALL about it.
Before Pinot’s Palette, we needed to eat dinner, so I chose this new place called Zoë’s Kitchen. It’s a chain, but I’d highly recommend you look for one near you. I looked up their menu before and saw it was a Mediterranean place and also very healthy, so I was excited to try it.
The food was fantastic! We ordered the hummus with pita for appetizer and it was so good, I didn’t get a picture until it was almost gone.
The kabobs were both delicious. I had the shrimp kabobs and my mom had the steak kabobs. My shrimp kabobs were served over a salad with lettuce, green bell pepper, olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes and lightly dressed. The soup cup is braised white beans with rosemary. Yum! And the small white cup is their cucumber yogurt sauce. Delicious! My moms steak kabobs came with warm potato salad (they don’t use mayo) and roasted vegetables.
And here’s my plate after the meal…
After dinner we headed over to Pinot’s Palette. It’s a place where you drink (wine or beer) and paint a picture. Here we are with our wine.
There’s a class of about 40, and one instructor. The instructor paints and explains how to do it and then the class mimics what she does. My mom and I are definitely not “artists” by any means, but our paintings both turned out great! The instructor makes it pretty easy to follow along. Here are some pics of my painting throughout the process.
And the finished products!
And of course it isn’t official until you sign your name in the bottom corner.
My mom and I had such a great time last night. We both said it was definitely something we’d love to do again! 🙂