A Full Day of Fun and Good Eats

We started off the day with our fabulous brunch at EAT! Food and Drink When You’re Hungry – Go Out to EAT! and just kept on going from there.  After brunch we had a little respite before making it a full day of events.  The next thing on the agenda was to pick up Janet, Bob, Nadeen, and our niece Cora, and off we went to do some indoor skydiving at IFly.  We all survived and are ready to fly again.  Most of us had all done it before, but it is still always a lot of fun.  Maggie was our instructor who safely navigated our flights.


While we were in the neighborhood, and we had a wine pick up to do anyway, we made a quick stop at InVINtions, A Creative Winery, and one of our local favorites.

After a taste or two of wine, we ventured across the parking lot for some Middle Eastern food at SaharaWining, Dining and Dancing  We have been there a few times, and love the food and the belly dancing.  We thought that would be a good way to end the day.  Cora had never seen the belly dancers and for Nadeen, it was like a little bit of home for her.

Look at all the attention to detail.  These tables are just gorgeous!




We let Nadeen do the ordering for everyone.  She did a great job.  We enjoyed everything she picked out for us.  Nadeen and the owner of Sahara, Moe Ettachfini.


We started off with a few appetizers – hummus and pitas, falafels and stuffed grape leaves.



Next came the main courses.  We all shared and had lots of little bits of everything.  Once again, we were very full by the time we had finished eating, and once again, everything was delicious.  Nadeen ordered us a beef shwarma, a chicken dish, a lamb dish and a vegan/vegetarian option for Cora.  We loved it all.  She chose well.


After feasting, came the belly dancer.  She did a good job and we were all very entertained by her prowess.  (I apologize for the poor quality of these pictures.  Larry was a little preoccupied and was focusing on other things).



All the girls -the young, the thin, the beautiful, the “more experienced girls” and the fat one, me.


If you are looking for a fun and festive way to spend your evening, Middle Eastern style, Sahara is the place to go.  Sahara is located at 9636 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80112.  You can contact them at either (303) 790-4707 or on their website http://www.moroccanfooddenver.com.





Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

56 thoughts on “A Full Day of Fun and Good Eats”

  1. That looks like fun and the food looks good too! Santa Rosa, CA used to have some great restaurants, but they keep closing and I really don’t know why. The ones we have now are just mediocre. This is supposed to be a great area for dining, but doesn’t seem to be getting back on its feet.

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    1. We’ve done the indoor skydiving quite a few times. It is the same training they use to teach for the real thing. It’s a blast. We were traveling around anywhere from 78-105 mph. I have not done the real thing out of a plane, yet, but Larry asked if I wanted to. YEAH! We are waiting until the weather warms up a bit before I go. He doesn’t want to do it, but I am all over it. 🙂 I am going to do a tandem jump.

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