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Date Night at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana

One of my favorite things about vacation is that every night is date night! I only get to put on a dress and heels on (few and far between) special occasions in my day-to-day life so I always use vacation as an excuse to pack all of my favorite cocktail and sun dresses in my suitcase.

Here are some of my evening outfits from our recent trip.


Clockwise from left: 1. BCBG Generation Asymmetrical Dress, sold out but here is a similar style with J. Slides Gold Wedges. 2. Black tank from Target, Joe’s skinny ankle white jeans and statement necklace from World Market. 3. Black lace dress from Nordstrom (love this dress!) with Steve Madden black wedges. 4. BCBG print asymmetrical dress. Sold out. 5. Aqua romper from Bloomingdale’s. 

While we were at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana we were treated to a special chef’s tasting dinner. We met the GM and the head chef earlier that afternoon and they were interested in showcasing what the resort has to offer when it comes to healthy and delicious food.


We arrived for our dinner reservation and were escorted to the resort’s wine cellar where they have one private table set up for special occasions.


I think this space would be so nice for celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons or other special occasions. I loved the table decor and being surrounded by wine bottles from all over the world. The blue and white was really pretty and fresh and the feel of the wine cellar matched the modern, clean decor of the whole resort.


Our first course was a salad with fruit, nuts and a yogurt-based dressing.


Our second course was a melt in your mouth spoonful of ceviche.


The third course was a mushroom soup that was to die for. We both cleaned the bowl.


Our main course was salmon over risotto. It was perfectly cooked and so flavorful. We both agreed that it was one of the best salmon preparations we’d ever had. And risotto is just my favorite…give me risotto and I am a happy girl.


The dessert course was pistachio ice cream served with fresh tropical fruit and chocolate sauce. It was a refreshing end to a great meal.


Although AlSol Tiara is an all-inclusive resort, this dinner was an added bonus. I can’t thank them enough for treating us to a very special date night. We so enjoyed a long dinner over amazing wine with lots of conversation. We don’t get to do that enough at home!

I can’t wait to share my full resort review of AlSol Tiara Cap Cana with you soon!

Do  you like getting dressed up for dinner? On vacation or in real life? 

What’s your favorite kind of date night? 

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  • Linda March 15, 2016, 11:08 pm

    Ha! I have the same dress from Nordstrom. Love it!
    Yes, I too love getting dressed up for dinner! In vacation and real life. More so now that I’m in workout clothes 90% of the time.
    The resort looks amazing as does the menu. Can’t wait to see your full review on it!

    • Jen DeCurtins March 16, 2016, 11:14 am

      I love the back on the dress…and the fit! It’s a great standby. It does feel so good to get dressed up when you live in ponytails and workout clothes!

  • Sarah @ BucketListTummy March 16, 2016, 7:45 am

    I love all of your outfits, Jen! And I love the dessert being served in a martini glass!

    • Jen DeCurtins March 16, 2016, 11:15 am

      Thanks Sarah! I always love when desserts are served in cocktail glasses!

  • Hilary March 16, 2016, 10:54 am

    I love getting dressed up for a nice dinner! That sounds like such a fun time and a little pampering along the way! That dessert too! Omg I love pistachio flavored things

    • Jen DeCurtins March 16, 2016, 11:15 am

      I never knew I liked pistachio ice cream until a couple of years ago. It’s SO good!

  • Alyssa March 16, 2016, 11:39 am

    I love your outfits! Super cute. I like going out to dinner, but since my husband and I work full time I especially enjoy having an evening at home drinking wine, eating take out, and watching Netflix when our kids go to bed! I’m a homebody, I guess. 🙂

  • Amanda P March 16, 2016, 3:24 pm

    The pistachio ice cream looks unbelievable! I like to dress up for date nights somewhere in the middle. I like to dress up for special occasions–birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Being on vacation is a special occasion, so I always like to dress up then too! 🙂

  • Alex March 16, 2016, 8:39 pm

    Wow you look radiant in all the pictures! I especially love the pink dress.

    • Jen DeCurtins March 17, 2016, 9:03 pm

      Thank you so much Alex!

  • tara March 16, 2016, 10:27 pm

    i also like that vaca nights are all date nights ! generally i like to go out to but sometimes its nice to relax in and not have to get ready. i get ready every day for work so sometimes not having to do hair and makeup is a huge treat to me. all those dresses are super cute !

  • Julie March 17, 2016, 4:17 pm

    I always pack a few fancypants dresses for vacay, too. 😉 That special tasting dinner looked awesome! What a fun date night!

    • Jen DeCurtins March 17, 2016, 8:58 pm

      It’s so fun to wear them…especially when they’re out of season at home! 🙂

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