When the popular dating site HowAboutWe asked me to check out their recently launched HowAboutWe for Couples subscription service, I couldn’t resist taking them up on their offer for a free delicious date night with my guy.
If you missed my first post, HowAboutWe for Couples is a subscription service designed specifically for those in a relationship. Each month, you and your significant other receive a new “DateBook” filled with pre-planned, one-of-a-kind experiences in your city. Of course there’s always something exciting to do on a date in NYC, but this new subscription site is offering curated dates to make your nights out with your loved one even more special!
After my boyfriend got over mono this holiday season, we finally attended our booked date this past week. “In Due Course” featured a four-course dinner at chef Todd English’s Olives, including an appetizer, pasta to share, an entree for two, three glasses of wine (per guest) and a chef’s dessert selection. As a foodie blogger and freelance writer in the world of New York City dining, this HowAboutWe for Couples date was a must-book for me!
When we entered Olives, we were immediately whisked away from the commotion of Union Square and transported into a classy hotel bar for what felt like a sexy dinner meeting. Once we checked in with our reservation and mentioned HowABoutWe, we were seated with our special menu and served by an attentive and friendly waiter who welcomed us with glasses of Prosecco for a dinner date toast.
|(Crispy Carpetbagger image via Todd English)|
Crispy Carpetbaggers started our meal as a cozy comfort food bite. Truffle mash potatoes were placed on an oyster shell, then layered with a crispy fried oyster and topped with melt-in-your-mouth beef carpaccio. For the pasta course, we chose Rabbit Taglietelle, featuring a slow cooked rabbit leg ragout, foraged mushrooms and parmigiano reggiano. With this heavier fare, we followed with a lighter main course of Branzino A La Plancha topped with lump crab. Dessert arrived as a fried banana and caramel gelato with sea salt. We were full (and a bit tipsy) after this perfect winter season date night at Olives!
A HowAboutWe for Couples membership is only $22 per month and includes free HowAboutWe Dates and up to to 75% off other HowAboutWe Dates outs, like the "In Due Course" night we attended or at home dates, like a chef prepared brunch delivered to your apartment for a lazy Sunday, tucked under the covers for a few extra hours. Check out the January "DateBook" here.
Now, go on and sign up for HowAboutWe for Couples and book a date night asap. Thanks to the HowAboutWe team for a lovely date night xo