Last Updated on September 5, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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Have you ever wondered how to have a progressive dinner?
I will admit I’ve always been a bit curious about it. I’ve heard about it on social media but living in a small town, we just don’t have a dozen different restaurants to easily visit in one day. With all of the busyness of the holiday season, Marty and I decided that we needed to take a break and spend some quality time together without the kids.
How to Have a Progressive Dinner
A progressive dinner is a dinner where each course is eaten at a different person’s home. Since Marty and I were hoping to spend some quiet, alone time together, we opted to have our progressive dinner at several restaurants. We were able to focus on each other and we didn’t need to bring any food or do any dishes afterward.
How you separate your dinner really depends on the type of foods you enjoy eating and what types of restaurants you have in your area. Generally speaking, you’ll want to have at least three different visits. We chose an appetizer, main course, and dessert and visited three different restaurants in total. Since Marty loves Italian food, we decided to start with an appetizer of Mozzarella Sticks from the Castleton Pizza Place and Deli. This is one of Marty’s favorite appetizers and I was excited to find a natural beverage to enjoy.
After that, we headed to the Blue Cat Bistro which is a small, locally owned restaurant that carries a variety of foods from seafood to pizza. It was hard to decide what to have. I was seriously leaning toward the seared scallops but we wanted to make sure we had room for dessert after. You don’t want to run out of rom before you’ve visited every stop.
Since Marty and I were sticking to an Italian themed dinner, we went with a small cheese pizza and I splurged on a few pieces.
After that, we headed over to the Birdseye Diner so Marty could have a hot fudge sundae. He loves ice cream. Since I’m not a big dessert fan, I went with a hot cup of coffee instead.
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