I eat so much until people call me Dr. Fish Fish.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Sullivans Steakhouse

Usually I don't go out to eat on a Monday's evening. However, last Monday I made an exception to dine in a high end restaurant, just to spoil myself a bit.

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I went to Sullivans Steakhouse with a friend. One of my friends told me about this place a while ago. I was glad I finally found a time to try it.

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The interior layout was quite cozy for me. I was arranged in a seat that could have a good view of the whole restaurant. Good for me.

Eve though it was a Monday, there were a lot of people eating there. I had a good feeling this was going to be something nice.

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I started with a glass of cocktail. It matched really well with my evening feeling. Not too sweet, not too sour, soothing my throat with each sip of it.

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The bread for the starter was something great. The surface was baked to crispy yet not hard and the inner part was soft yet chewy. I could feel the yeasty aroma released inside my mouth. Just the kind of rustic bread that I adore.

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We started with Escargot as appertizer. Well, it was my first time on escargot and it was just a so so new experience for me. Over-cooked, I assumed. Well, I am sure there will be much better escargot out there. Hopefully one day I get to try the unforgettable version.

We had 2 entrees.

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One was rare Lamb Rib Chops with mint jelly.

I was deeply impressed with the lamb chops. They were so good. This was actually my first time eating such a rare lamb, yet nothing to be dissapointed, except for the tooth-paste-like mint jelly. Yuck!

The lamb chop was like a combination of horse sashimi texture and otoro flavour, only at a much intensed degree. Such a good exercise for my mouth while chewing it.

Mmmm~~~ awesome. I would definitely want to taste this again.

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Our second choice was medium rare Mushroom Duxelles Filet Mignon.

My choice actually. Not quite a good one. I should have just stick to the traditional Filte Mignon. I enjoyed the medium rare texture though my friend thought it was overcooked. We both didn't like the mushroom as it spoiled the original taste of a good filet mignon. Oh well, at least it was a good lesson for me.

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We ordered something very unique as a side dish. Something that I normally will only order in a fast food restaurant but not in such a place.

However, the menu written "Old Fashioned Hand-Cut Onion Rings". Hmmm... "Old Fashion"? "Hand-Cut"? Oh ya, that triggered our curiosity to the right point. So, we decided to see what was so special about it.

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Oolala~~~ Have you ever seen such a thick onion ring? In reality, this mounted high onion rings looked even more temptating.

Hohoho... forget about the high end. I just grab one with my hand and started to bit on it.

Mmmm~~~ orgasmic crispiness. The onion inside was transparent like some crystal. Sweetness of the caramalized onion was unbeatable. Gosh... I must say this was one of the best onion ring for me except that it was a bit too salty and too greasy. If they improved these 2 things, I would give it a 99-point.

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To end the dinner, we decided to get a souffle.

It took 25 min for the thing to ready.

I saw this dessert many times in Iron Chef of Food Network. I was so glad once again my list to try is one line shorter now. ^_^

Such a beautiful blow up...

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Oops! Once cut, the whole thing just deflated like a no-air balloon.

Hmmm... a very unique texture. Very fluffy yet creamy. I can't really say I enjoyed the taste. However, this was definitely a new type of flavour and texture combination for me. The egg flavour was pretty strong for me.

The whole dinner was more than US$140 including tips. However, it was a great night for us. The service was something worth to give 2 thumbs up. I even received an appreciation card from them 2 days ago to thank for the dining in. This was definitely a pleasant surprise in U.S. for me. ^_^ I felt "VIP". Tee hee hee...

Try Sullivan, you'll like the place, if not for the foods. ;)


At 6:46 AM, Blogger cooknengr said...

Hey Fish Fish, that is a fancy place, ..lamb and Souffle, martini.... I thought all "you all" have is country ham and grits....sweet tea.

At 6:52 PM, Blogger kayatan said...

Aiyo, Eddie, there are a lot of elite Southerner lah, not just grits and black eyes peas :)-.

There are a lot of successful kaya Southerners, boy, they know how to enjoy life. Met a 'you all' 24 yrs old guy who own an oil field and water comp. in CO, hailed from cowboy Texas :)-. Lots of prep schools in 'ya all' country, they know how to enjoy life leh. CNN boss Ted Turner hailed from a private school in Tennessee leh. Lots of banking 'taikos' are from 'ya all' preppy schools :)-

The president immigrant consultant attorney hailed from 'yau all' Tennessee leh :)-.

I think fish fish is in research center , so must have more souffle and martini :)-

At 6:20 AM, Blogger Lannae said...

The lamb and souffle look very good. I think that snails seem always over cooked and chewy, and I do not like them for that reason. But, I think people eat snails as an excuse to eat the butter sauce.

At 4:04 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

cooknengr : Haha... country ham especially dedicated to you on liao.

kayatan : Haha!! The problem is, elite Southerners don't Impress this Ed at all. He is a hard core redneck culture's fan. ;)

lannae : Ah~~~ so snails commonly taste like that. Geee... I prefer to have a cube a butter just simply pop inside my mouth to melt. Tee hee hee

At 9:20 PM, Blogger kayatan said...

Fish Fish,
Cooknengr is one of the best guy I knew (at least from what he wrote :)), so I don't think I will buy that
"He is a hard core redneck culture's fan. ;)".
Both my Southerner in laws were Duke professors, and on of them were proof reader for the President during WWII; MIL's father was an operator conductor so it is a myth that all Southerners are redneck like the myth that all Chinese are smart and good in Maths :)-.

At 9:53 PM, Blogger kayatan said...

typo - Opera director, film critics and book reviewer, so the myth is broken cos he was a true blue Southern boy married a Midwest woman :)-.
My Southerner husband is a librarian, our home is full of books , not gold :).

At 6:45 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

kayatan : Cool~~~ books are one of the best thing. ;)


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