Last month we celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary. Each year we banter about ideas on how to celebrate with a special meal. Sometimes it's nicer to stay home and have that extra glass of wine, not worry about driving home plus the bonus of more bang for your buck when it comes to quality food.
This year we opted to go to Bonefish Grill. It can be quite elegant.
The service is always outstanding. No complaints there. There was a special we felt we couldn't pass up. For $50 we had Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer, we picked our own main course and then shared strawberry shortcake for dessert.
For my entree I had Wood-grilled Grouper, lightly blackened with three jumbo shrimp. It came with the mashed potatoes and green beans. Behold, more food than any mortal should eat in one sitting.
Doug had the Wild North Atlantic Haddock. Described on the menu as: Mildly, sweet fish, garlic crumb dusted, wood-grilled, topped with feta, artichokes, lemon basil butter sauce, served with mashed potatoes & green beans
The verdict? As I said, the service was outstanding but this was certainly more food than we are used to eating and definitely fattier (in spite of it being fish, it was very buttery). We didn't quite finish the meal but still, ate way more than we would have if I'd cooked at home. Why is that, I wonder? Also, being used to cooking at home I cook the green beans much longer - these were close to raw and the potatoes were, dare I guess, instant? Something about the texture made me suspicious about the freshness.
Overall - the seafood was good just very rich. Next year we will stay home and cook, enjoy time in the back yard, healthier portions and cooking style.
Ok, on to a very different place where we have enjoyed seafood. Ouzts Too in Newport, near St Mark's. Bonefish is very dressy. Ouzts is not :-)
My favorite company! I have so much fun with this man ♥♥♥♥
The decor is also on the opposite spectrum from Bonefish but let me tell you, I love this place!
Onion rings and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Since being an exiled Pennsylvanian in this neck of the woods I have tried many new food items. Cheese grits and smoked mullet and cheap beer. And I love it all.
This mullet was very good. It comes in sizes. Next time I think we'll order a large mullet and split a dozen Apalachicola raw oysters.
That's it for today. Hoping to posts about book, oysters, Curtis Stone and more coming up. I have been a bit lazy in the blogging department lately. Hope you are are well!
Linking up to Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.