As many parents to young children would understand, going out on a date with your partner is somewhat of a rare luxury that happens only when certain planets align.
Now that our 7 month old daughter’s eating and sleeping habits have become a little more predictable and our 3.5 year old goes to bed around 8pm, I have declared Friday nights as Date Night. Out of the last six Fridays, I think we have managed to watch one movie uninterrupted… but I still persist.
I was fortunate to receive an opportunity to try the service of Eat Now – a website and app that allow you to order and pay for your takeaway or home delivery with just a few clicks.
I had been thinking about it all day. I love not having to cook and food always tastes better when someone else makes it.
I decided on Chinese food for our date night meal. Our local Chinese restaurant is good but not great so when it didn’t come up on the list of restaurants to pick from, I was a little relieved. It meant we got to try a new restaurant. I chose the one with the highest star rating, New Golden Emperor Thai and Chinese Restaurant. Hmm.. Thai and Chinese sounded a bit confused but their menu read nicely.
Too excited to wait, I pre-ordered at about lunchtime and requested a delivery time. (Can you tell I think about food a lot?).
After a busy day with a preschooler and baby, just as promised, our meal arrived right on time and was piping hot.
The babes were in bed, the table was set and it was time for some grown up conversation and DUMPLINGS!!! *insert squeal*
We devoured the pork dumplings and started tucking into the duck pancakes. Then as I took my first bite, I heard a familiar noise… a thump, thump, thump of little feet travelling in our direction.
“What you got there Mummy?” asked our sleepy eyed three and a half year old and she promptly plonked herself at the head of the table.
“Oh.. It’s just Chinese food…” (trying not to make it sound too appetising) But then her eyes fixed on the bag of complimentary prawn crackers and our dinner for two became dinner for two and a half.
It was the first time she’d seen chopsticks in action and she was happily crunching through the crackers, so she stayed while we enjoyed our Chef’s Recommendation of William Beef and our mandatory Mongolian Lamb. It was a real treat and we’ll definitely be ordering from them again.
Eat Now made it so easy to order. I did it early in the day when I had a spare few moments which was ideal for this busy mum. We also discovered a great new restaurant and when we want to order from them again, Eat Now will remember our last order!
Perhaps our next date night will be just hubby and I.
Thanks to Eat Now, we had the opportunity to try a meal on them and now it’s your opportunity to win a meal on them too (To the value of $50).
Please enter via the gleam app below answering the mandatory question “If you could travel to any country in the world for a meal, where would it be and why?”
This is not a game of chance. The winner will be selected based on the creativity of their response. All other entries are to support the blog and Eat Now.
You must be an Australian resident over the age of 18.
Winners will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize.