You’ve probably noticed that I primarily eat vegetarian, and that red meat in particular is a rarity (pun intended). You also may have noticed that I love delicious things, and I’d eat just about anything on a special occasion.
Well, this was a special occasion.
Last weekend I joined Blog and Tweet Boston for lunch at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, and am so very glad that I did. Not only did I get to fine dine on some of the best food the Seaport District has to offer, I was able to share the experience with some of my favorite foodies, family style.
We were greeted at the bar to sip on a few of their signature drinks while we waited for the rest of the bloggers to arrive.
THE VIP: Svedka Clementine Vodka infused with fresh Hawaiian pineapple
POMEGRANATE MARTINI: 360 Vodka, PAMA Pomegranate liquor, splash of cranberry
The VIP was my favorite; tropical, clean and crisp, and reminded me that spring is right around the corner (yes please and thank you).
After wetting our whistles we were led into the Harbor Room, one of four private dining rooms. Surrounded with nearly floor to ceiling windows, we had a spectacular view of the harbor. It’s a darn shame it was too cold for us to use the private patio.
The meal began with three appetizers, and let me tell you, they really set the bar high for the rest of the afternoon.
CRAB CAKE with Cajun Lobster Sauce
AHI TUNA TARTARE with Citrus, Capers, Kalamata Olive Spread & Crostinis
SHANGHAI-STYLE FRIED CALAMARI with Sweet Chili Glaze, Bean Sprouts, Cherry Peppers, Crushed Peanuts & Scallions
(photo credit: Little Miss Runshine)
The crab cake was amazing; moist and very light on filler. Nuthin’ but crab here, baby. The tuna tarare was super fresh and the salty kalamata olive spread was an excellent accompaniment. Sesame heavy for a sesame lover like myself, the calamari was perfectly fried and not greasy.
SEARED AHI TUNA Shaved Napa Cabbage, Arugula, Mango, Chilled Noodles, Toasted Almonds, Tomato, Avocado, & Ginger-Sesame Dressing
STEAKHOUSE Broiled Prime Strip Steak, Deviled Egg, Baby Mixed Greens, Watercress, Avocado, Cherry Tomato, Bacon, Parmesan, Blue Cheese & Horseradish Lemon Dressing
What can I say, I’m a sucker for Ahi Tuna. This salad was crisp and fresh and bright and gorgeous. Loved every bit/bite of it. If you prefer it more on the rich and heavy side, then the Steakhouse Salad is the one for you.
ENTREES & SANDWICHES
FILET MEDALLIONS with Scallion Mashed Potatoes, Thin Green Beans & Lemon Butter Sauce
SOLE FRANCESE with Lump Crabmeat, Baby Arugula, Cherry Tomato, Lemon Chive Beurre Blanc
PRIME SHAVED STEAK SANDWICH with Au Jus & Horseradish Sauce
Unless I can call the house made chips an entree, and don’t judge me for eating chips for dinner on (frequent) occasion, the filet medallions win here. Cooked perfectly, juicy and tender.
ONION RINGS Harpoon Beer Battered, Thick Cut
MAQUE CHOUX CORN
You guys, just look at these onion rings. Thick cut and dipped in Harpoon beer batter, if you love onion rings like I do, then you’re already drooling. I seriously had to eat them with a knife and fork and didn’t even ask for ketchup. The maque choux corn was sweet, the sauteed mushrooms delightfully seasoned, and the chateau potatoes creamy and smooth.
AAAAAND MORE STEAK
STEAK STEAK AND STEAK
We also sampled a variety of cuts including rib eye, strip, and filet.
Okay okay so I couldn’t finish my plate because dessert was en route. I’m pretty sure it’s bad luck not to eat dessert, you know, like every day. I read it somewhere once.
SIX LAYER LEMON CAKE with lemon buttercream icing & lemon glaze
They make this cake every morning… fresh, “light”, and dreamy… my-oh-my.
Del Frisco’s is participating in Boston Restaurant Week, from March 16-21/23-28, and I highly recommend taking advantage of it. They also offer a prix fixe menu every Sunday.
250 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
Don’t live in Boston? No worries! Del Frisco’s has locations in major cities scattered across the U.S.
This complimentary meal was provided by Del Frisco’s and Blog and Tweet Boston. The opinions expressed here are my own.