Our post race lunch was at the always fabulous Yellow Dog Eats . I devoured this pulled pork BBQ chicken salad. If you are ever in West Orlando you must go to the yellow dog. Just do it for me.
After lunch I had a much needed nap. Kyle and I had no real plans for the night, so I figured we would go out to a nice dinner somewhere. So I let him choose. The man picked Ruth's Chris. He has some fancy taste buds, but we did have a $125 gift card.
We started our meal with some warm bread, Malbec, and I opted for the tomato and crab soup. The soup was cream free and filled with large pieces of sweet crab.
My entree was amazing! I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass puttanesca. The buttery fish was in a salty blend of tomatoes, capers, and olives. It was hard, but I managed to save half for lunch the next day and it was just as good. It's in my top 2 seafood dishes that I've ever had. For our sides we had streamed asparagus, green bean casserole, and Kyle ate a plain baked potato with his steak.
Now here's where it gets crazy. Crazy! Our waiter saw that we were enjoying our wine (duh!) and he asked if we ever did dessert wine pairings. "Why no I have not kind sir, please enlighten me." And he did.
Our dessert included creme brulee with a sweet dessert wine and a very rich flourless chocolate cake with a sparking strawberry wine. On it's own the cake was super rich, but the strawberry wine cut right through and was a perfect match. It was heavenly.
Looking back it was a great day of eats. And that's why my grocery shopping this week looked like this What's your favorite restaurant entree?
Love and calorie kings,
Carissa & Kyle