Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fleming's Summer Treats

I recently went to a preview of the new Summer dishes being served at Fleming's Steakhouse and was so impressed that I had to create a slide show so you could see also. First two dishes we sampled were the roasted mushroom ravioli and the lump crab Louis wraps. the ravioli had delicious chunks of portobello and shiitake mushrooms and was paired nicely with an earthy Ponzi Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley Tavola. The crab wraps were a perfect summer treat, light and tasty!

Next up were small plates of the Tillamook Bay Petrale Sole served with crab beignets that I could've eaten all night and the new Salmon Nicoise which I could eat every day! This dish truly had everything; broiled salmon, roasted Yukon Potatoes, French green beans, truffled deviled eggs, roasted sweet baby peppers and a lemon-balsamic vinaigrette. We enjoyed it with a Mer Soleil Chardonnay full of honey and spice from Santa Lucia Highlands. It was wonderful to have so many light and delicious choices at a restaurant known for its big juicy steaks.

Speaking of steaks, we could not dine at Fleming's without having some and it was so tender I didn't even need a knife to cut it. Truly spectacular and pictured above. We were then treated to the most expensive wine poured by the glass at the restaurant, 2006 Kelly Fleming Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. The founder's wife wanted to make a wine that would stand up to the "cult" classics so she called in some big guns and got some land next to another cult winery you may know called Araujo. The result is a comforting, full, balanced, velvety, peppery wine. It's nose had a hint of popcorn. The wine had been decanted for about an hour and a half and a glass costs $30.

Just when I said, "Put a fork in me, I done!" a tray of desserts was festively placed in the middle of the table beckoning us to take a bit of each; cheesecake, chocolate lava cake, creme brulee and walnut turtle pie. Any bit of restraint that was left was thrown out the window and I dove in to a sweet, decadent dessert coma! When you go to Fleming's, no matter how much you are enjoying your steak, put some aside to take home so you can save room for one or all of these mouth watering desserts!

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