Our five year anniversary was on January 7th, but we didn't have any plans to celebrate that evening because Don had his bowling league on Wednesdays. So, we decided to save the celebration for Saturday the 10th with dinner reservations at CityZen. I had heard so much about the place and really wanted to dine there. We met another couple, Erin & Matt, for drinks beforehand, and it was a great way to start off our evening.
When we entered the restaurant, it had such a soft ambiance to it. It was very romantic and beautiful. We were looking forward to the food, so we decided to opt for the six course vegetarian menu. The first two plates we received were just compliments from the Chef. After the third plate, we were really stuffed and couldn't eat any more. I told Don that I didn't think I would be able to take another bite, and he felt the same way. So we asked our waitress if it would be possible to bring home the next two dishes, which included an assortment of cheeses! The waitress understood and said the she'd bring us the desserts. Now, that was not a problem, because you know how there is always room for dessert!
We ordered a petite raspberry sorbet with pears that was not listed on the menu. Still feeling very stuffed, we were looking forward to it. Our waitress came with another waitress to bring both of our dessert plates at the same time. My eyes were glued to the plates, which had covers. I was waiting to see a candied pear, so when the waitresses set our plates down and uncovered the plates, I got a, "Will you marry me?" handwritten in chocolate! I was baffled, shocked and at loss of words.
I get suspicious easily, so I was really caught off guard. When I saw these words, my jaw literally dropped. I felt confused, but then Don got out of his seat and got on a bended knee. He said, "I want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you marry me?" I started sobbing; my jaw still wide open with my hand covering it. "Of course!" I exclaimed.
We hugged, kissed, and had our pictures taken. The restaurant brought us champagne to celebrate! Finally, the anticipated pear dessert came along with another plate handwritten in chocolate that said, "Congratulations!"