Cindy & Kyle's Date Night

We love a quiet date night in. We’ll turn soft beats on while we team up to craft a tasty meal. It’s moments like these where atōst is best: we’ll pour a serving (or two 😉) over a big ice cube and sip on it all night. Keep scrolling to get our playlist, atōst flavor of choice, and favorite Pad Thai recipe. 


We never start date night without some good music! Listen now on Spotify.


Tonight we’re reaching for Bloom, our floral and delicate apéritif bursting with flavor. It’s perfect to pair with Asian dishes like this delicious Pad Thai.


One of the greatest things about Denver is our weather. Sunny and 60 one day and snowing the next, meals can often be planned around the temperature outside. This dish is an easy, healthy, and delicious option during a cold, cozy night in. Tender rice noodles pair with a sweet and tangy Thai sauce, jumbo shrimp, and fresh bean sprouts & basil. It’s warm, comforting, and absolutely delicious. Oh, and it will only take about 30 minutes to prepare.

Pad Thai Recipe 


8 ounces pad thai rice noodles

3-4 tablespoons soy sauce (we use tamari for a GF option)

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons white vinegar

3 tablespoons maple

1/4-1 teaspoon chili flakes, plus more for serving

1 pound raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4-6 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated

3 tablespoons salted butter

2-3 eggs, beaten

2 cups bean sprouts

4 green onions, chopped, plus more for serving

Thai or regular basil and limes, for serving


  1. Noodles: Cook the rice noodles to package directions.
  1. Sauce: In a small bowl, add the soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, maple, chili flakes, and mix.
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil simmers, add the shrimp and sear on both sides until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add the butter, garlic, a pinch of both chili flakes and black pepper. Continue to cook the shrimp in the butter until the garlic begins to caramelize and turn light golden brown, another 1-2 minutes.
  1. Add the noodles and sauce, tossing to combine. Cook until the noodles are warmed through and begin soaking up the sauce, about 1 minute. Push the noodles to one side of the skillet and add the eggs to the other side. Let cook until the edges start to set, 1 minute. Roughly scramble the egg, then toss with the noodles. Remove from the heat. Add the bean sprouts and green onions, toss to combine.
  1. Divide the noodles and shrimp between plates. Top with basil, green onions, and chili flakes. Add a squeeze of lime juice.
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