Man Sets Up Romantic Evening For His Wife At His Own “Quarantine Grill.”

Romantic dates nights are an important part of any relationship.

Jeffrey “Butta” Johnson had one of these evenings scheduled with his wife Candace, but they had to postpone because of COVID-19 concerns. Thankfully, Jeff is a self-taught chef, so he found a perfect way to show Candice extra love during quarantine!


The Minneapolis, Minnesota, native took it upon himself to create his very own at-home restaurant. Naturally, he called the new eatery “Quarantine Grill” and added a series of decadent items to the menu.

Yes, you read that right — he even made a menu!


He really brought his A-game to this meal! Not only did he prepare some incredible food, but he also put up a “reserved” sign on their table, played soft music, and dimmed the lights to set the mood.

Their appetizer was a jumbo lump crab cake that has our mouths watering just looking at it!


As for their main course, they had Cajun stuffed salmon filled with grilled shrimp asparagus. If you think that sounds good, just look at it!


“Cheffrey” served that magnificent creation with sides of garlic herb mashed potatoes and sautéed collard greens. Then they topped it all off with a delicious strawberry cheesecake for dessert.

He was so pleased with how their date turned out that he shared his Quarantine Grill menu on Twitter. His post quickly went viral, and now he’s sharing their joy with the world!


We can only assume Candace was touched when she found out just far her husband went to make their evening special. What a great reminder that we can find goodness in the most uncertain times!

Share this awesome idea with any aspiring chefs you know, and check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard for more stories of joy and hope.

Share your story & inspire the world.
If you have an uplifting story we would love to hear about it! Share it with us here.

Want more good news?

Sign up for Smile, our free daily good news email with over 600,000 happy and optimistic subscribers!

You share, we give!
Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need.

$8.58 raised today! Learn more here.

Share to Give!

Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to help provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need. Spread good news, change lives! Learn more here.

$8.58 raised today!

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.