I sure felt like a VIP at dinner tonight! For Jenna’s farewell dinner, we went to her old place of employment–which happens to be this AMAZING Hawaiian Fusion restaurant called Roy’s. All the managers came over to say hello and the waiters treated us SO well. They even decorated our table!
Me, Meghann, Jenna, and Jenna’s roommate, Helen (who was super nice!) Look–our table was even decorated!
But — before dinner, I squeezed in a nice, long bike ride! And I am VERY happy to report that my leg did not bother me at all! Thank goodness… I’m hoping this is just a short-term quirk and not a serious injury! Also, I want to say I REALLY appreciate everyone’s kind words SO much. Your encouragement and/or advice means a lot!
Here are my bike ride statistics:
- Duration: 40 minutes, 7.4 miles.
- Average Heart Rate: 138
- Maximum Heart Rate: 175
- Calories Burned: 250
My mid-day/pre-workout snack consisted of a pear and a tablespoon of PB….
And when I came home from my ride, I had 1 cup of skim milk with 1/2 scoop of Muscle Milk Light. I was kind of in a rush, so I drank it while getting ready for dinner!
Alright… on to the GOOD STUFF!
Dinner at Roy’s
I was a little late (as usual) and I met up with the girls at the bar. I tried some of their appetizer (a cheese and beef ravioli??–it was divine!) and ordered a glass of Riesling.
After a little bit of drinking + chatting, we got seated at our special table and discovered THIS in our menus:
Jenna just finished pastry chef school, so this was quite fitting!
Then, we got TONS of appetizers. I had a little bit of everything…
Clockwise from the top… Island Style Ahi Tuna with Poke Baby Greens, Sticky Rice, Truffled Soy, and Inamona Jus; Crispy “Kung Pao” Calamari; and Curry Seafood Raviolis. The calamari was the BEST–I went back for seconds, and I don’t even LIKE calamari!
A second glass of wine (pinot noir), which I drank 1/2 of. I decided boozin’ on a work night wasn’t a great idea!
I knew we were going to get loads of desserts, and I was already feeling pretty full…. so I had a dinner salad as my entree.
The Maui Wowie Shrimp Salad included yummy shrimp, capers, sweet onions, crumbled feta cheese, and a caper lime vinaigrette.
And…. then… DESSERT STRUCK. Roy’s has amazing desserts. We split three of the best ones:
The Signature Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé (which was as yummy as it sounds)….
A Pineapple Upside Down Cake (which was my favorite)…
And a Peanut Butter Pie (also delicious!)…
Jenna, I’ll miss you! I promise to come visit you in Vero AND Tampa!!
Good night, everyone! Sleep time. I’m now going to lay down in a food-induced coma and pass out.