• Anniversary Lunch at Caffe Tosca

    July 12, 2014

    Six years ago today, I married my best friend, who also just happens to be a handsome devil. Lucky me!

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    To celebrate our anniversary, Mal and I got all dressed up this afternoon, left Q with his Mimi and Papi, and went out to lunch together.

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    Last week, the nice folks from Caffe Tosca invited me to lunch, so I took them up on their offer. A leisurely lunch on a beautiful day was a great way to celebrate six years with my hubby.

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    Mal and I dined at Caffe Tosca a couple of years ago, but we hadn’t been back since, so I was excited to visit again this afternoon. I especially love the atmosphere of their outdoor patio. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind when the weather is nice.

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    Our lunch date started with a couple of cocktails. I ordered the Blood Orange Cosmopolitan, which was fruity, but not too sweet. I hate it when drinks are syrupy-sweet, but this one was light and fresh.

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    To eat, Mal and I ordered a few different dishes to share. We had the Crispy Fried Oysters, which were served with potato salad, herbs, mustard vinaigrette, and remoulade. I actually wasn’t a huge fan of the remoulade, but only because it seemed to overpower the flavor of the oysters. However, the flavor combination of fried oyster + potato salad + mustard was incredible! Mmm!

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    We also ordered a beet salad to share, which the kitchen kindly split onto two plates for us. The beet salad was served with goat cheese, arugula, onion, walnuts, and a citrus vinaigrette. It was fresh, flavorful, and delicious!

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    For our entree, Mal and I ordered a thin crust pizza, which was half Sweet Italian Sausage (crispy bacon, red onion, marinara sauce, and mozzarella) and half Wild Mushroom (garlic cream, wild arugula, and truffle oil). Both pizzas were excellent, but the Wild Mushroom was easily my favorite dish of the meal. The mushrooms + truffle oil was such an awesome flavor combination, and I loved, loved, loved it! (The leftovers were incredibly tasty too!) 

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    And, of course, no meal is complete without dessert. Mal and I shared the Chocolate Torte with mint chocolate chip ice cream on top. The torte tasted like an under-cooked brownie (rich, moist, and super chocolaty) and, holy cow, it was amazing. And once the ice cream melted a little, every bite was heaven in my mouth!

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    All in all, it was a wonderful meal with delicious food, a relaxing atmosphere, and, of course, great company. Enjoying lunch at Caffe Tosca was definitely a nice way to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you, Caffe Tosca!

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    Kaelene July 12, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you two! You look amazing!

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    Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily July 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! I can think of no better way to celebrate than with food!!

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    Sabrina July 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Katie @ happygokatie July 12, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Chocolate torte with MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP?! Why don’t more restaurants do this? Happy anniversary to you both and congratulations on your beautiful son. Tina, you look amazing!!

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    Ashley Brown July 12, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Such a sweet post! I adore your posts, always happy and sweet! Thank you for brightening my days :)

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    Megan @ The Skinny-Life July 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I bet even more special this year with Q in your hearts.

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    Jackie W July 12, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Happy anniversary Mal and Tina!!!

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    Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out July 12, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    That torte looks so delicious!!

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    Bezzymates July 12, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Happy anniversary! You look very pretty, Tina.

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    Karissa July 13, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Happy anniversary Tina and Mal!! You look incredible!

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    Weight Loss July 13, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Happy anniversary Tina and Mal. Hope your family happily ever after :)

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 13, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Happy Anniversary! what a great afternoon celebrating so many happy years together! While I’m sure you missed the little man, I bet it was nice to get a little time for just the two of you! :)

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    Lindsay @ lifting in lilly July 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

    happy anniversary! your lunch looks amazing, especially that giant thin crust pizza {and your cosmo!} i love that you left your baby with his grandparents, you need time to yourselves even if it’s just a little bit!!

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    Nancy July 13, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Happy Anniversary to a very cute couple! Looks like a very relaxing afternoon. Q is lucky to have Grandparents nice and close.

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    Pam July 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Happy Anniversary!! What a wonderful and delicious way to celebrate.
    Wishing you many many more! XOXO

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma July 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Happy Anniversary :) All that food looks so good, I am an especially big fan of beet salads! The first picture of your drink is making me crave it bigtime! Yum to all of it, glad you were able to relax and celebrate!

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    Shel@PeachyPalate July 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Great to see you got out! Where you okay leaving the little man? The pizza looks incredible! Of course dessert looks even better! Chocolate always wins for dessert, hands down!

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    amrapCindy July 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I love that you guys took time to get away and celebrate! That beet salad looks amazing. Congratulations on 6 years!!

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    Emily @ Fit as a Mother... July 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Michele S. July 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Congratulations! We share the same wedding anniversary! My husband and I hit 5 years together Saturday! Time flies….it seems like yesterday!

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    Tina July 14, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Congrats to you too!!

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    tara July 14, 2014 at 8:28 am

    We love caffe tosca! We always split the arugala salad & get hAlf meatbAll half cheese pizza. You look amazing; by the way!

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    Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner July 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Happy Anniversary, you two lovebirds!

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    Meagan July 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I have that same maxi dress in navy! I love it in red, too. It’s so comfy and cute.

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    Reenie July 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Happy Anniversary Tina & Mal!!

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    fitfoodiele July 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    you guys look so happy and amazing and so did your anni lunch! happy anni to you again <3

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    Alex @ Kenzie Life July 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    That dress looks gorgeous on you! Happy Anniversary and here’s to many more!

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    Lisa Garrity July 15, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Tina and Mal, Happy Anniversary and thank you for spending the afternoon with us. -from everyone at Caffé Tosca

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    Tina July 15, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Thanks so much for having us!!

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