I have a serious case of post-Body Pump soreness this morning – my glutes, hamstrings, quads and chest are seriously pissed at me right now for putting them through that yesterday!
Body Pump pain aside, I am thoroughly enjoying my long weekend. Last night, Josh and I had dinner at Brassaii on Queen West. We’d first gone there three and a half years ago for Valentine’s Day and always planned to go back. Josh recently found a Groupon for $60 worth of food there so our return was long overdue.
We hit traffic on the drive into the city thanks to
Caribana the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival (aka the worst thing that’s ever happened to a name since the SkyDome became the Rogers’ Centre). The traffic had nothing to do with actual volume, it was just slower than usual because of jerks like me who insisted on slowing down to catch a glimpse of the parade.
I’ve never been to Caribana but my sister was once in the parade. We still have her costume somewhere. I totally should’ve worn it out last night!
At Brassaii, we sat on the patio and ordered some drinks to start. I guess Josh and I were both feeling carnivorous cause we both ordered big slabs of meat for our entrees. I ordered the bison, which was served with swiss chard and a lone lobster ravioli (random).
Josh ordered the beef tenderloin, which came with fois gras, mushrooms and potato gratin.
Neither of our meals are particularly photogenic but they were tasty. I’d recommend the beef over the bison – it was way more tender and the dollop of fat on top was a nice addition
Nothing on the dessert menu really stood out so we walked around in search of a good dessert option. I was really craving something sweet and wasn’t willing to settle for just anything. We decided that crepes would do the trick. Mine was filled with nutella and strawberries (can you believe I hadn’t had nutella in years before last night?) while Josh’s had strawberries and shaved coconut.
We probably should have shared one since neither of us finished but at least I left with my sweet tooth taken care of.
I know a lot of people like to indulge in one little treat every day. The thing is, small treats don’t leave me satisfied (a single cookie or a mini cupcake just doesn’t do it for me) so I’d rather save my “fun” calories for one big splurge every week.
What’s your indulgence style – small daily treat or balls out weekly splurge?