Monday, September 26, 2011

A Taste of Orange Blossom {Lobster and Steak Skewer!}

Friday night the girls and I met my mother in law at Orange Blossom. My hubby was out of town hunting, and I was on my way home from a day of wedding decorating in Exeter. I feel like I was blessed for my hard work, because the special was steak and lobster!!! :) The special salad was a Romaine Salad with Walnuts, Bleu Cheese Ice Cream, and Champagne Vinaigrette! This salad was SO delicious! I don't know what was done to the walnuts, but they weren't just plain old nuts. I know that bleu cheese ice cream sounds crazy, but you've just gotta try it. Remember, if it's at OBJ and it sounds weird, it's probably going to end up being your new favorite thing.

While we were waiting for our food, I sent my oldest up to put a tip in Richard's jar. I noticed he called her back and started talking to her about music. I went up to take a picture of her playing the piano! I even videotaped a few seconds of it. He showed her three keys and told her that she could play any of those three while he played with his other hand, and it wouldn't be wrong.
It was soooo cute. How cool is that? How often do kids go to dinner with their family and get to play the piano in front of a room full of people? Then he asked her if she had a request and I told him she loves when he plays "A few of my favorite things" from the Sound of Music, so he played it next. :)

Richard is reeeaaallly talented and we've loved chatting with him about music and getting to know him a little better over the past year or so. It really does feel good to go where everybody knows your name! ;)

Ok, here's the main event! Lobster tail with a Steak Skewer and Cabernet Butter. Oh my! I didn't know what to taste first! The steak was tender and delicious! I loved the sauce, this was my first time having it. It added so much depth to the steak! Just when you think a flavor is good, there's another flavor layered on top of it and then it becomes great. Do I even have to describe the lobster? We all know it's the best, most delicate, delicious meat on the planet. I seriously can't believe it when I hear people say that they don't like lobster. I want to ask them what planet they are from.

Ok, this is the coolest thing! Since it is pumpkin season, they are serving a mini pumpkin, that has been hollowed out and stuffed with delicious goodness! I was amazed! The flavor of the filling was SO good! I devoured that twice baked potato! Under that layer of melted cheese, was the smoothest, creamiest potato I've ever had. It is also served with sauteed kale and a big piece of garlic bread! Have you had kale? I've heard it's one of the healthiest things you can eat, and OBJ makes eating your greens taste gooood. :)

The special dessert was a Lemon Tart with Blackberry Ice Cream! It's drizzled with caramel and white chocolate! Ummm, hello! The contrast of the mellow berry ice cream, and the tartness of the lemon was amazing! I wish I had some of this now! And that's saying a lot, because it's breakfast time! ;)

Check out Orange Blossom Junction here! You'll be glad you did!

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