On Saturday night, Bobby and I took a break from our heavy workloads to celebrate his new job. We decided to go to a fantastic seafood restaurant called McCormick & Schmick’s.
This place boasts an ever-changing menu since it brings in fresh fish daily. It also has a few staple seafood items, as well as the usual soup, salad, sandwich and dessert options. To start, we were given a huge chunk of soft and fluffy sourdough bread with whipped butter.
We eagerly tore into it because we were v. hangry We decided to order everything we wanted and share as much as possible. Bobby started out by ordering a bowl of the Maryland Clam Chowder. It was so good! Full of veggies with a tomato base, and topped with fresh crab meat. It even had a little spice to it! I had a few spoonfuls and dunked a piece of bread in, too.
I started out with the Bacon & Blue salad, which is by far my favorite salad on the menu. It comes with what you’d expect, bacon and blue cheese, but there are also green olives, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, fresh parmesan and a really good vinaigrette dressing. I’ll have to remember to ask what’s in the dressing next time.
Then it was time for the main courses. We were both super impressed and split each plate so that we could both enjoy them! Bobby ordered the sea scallops, which basically melted in my mouth. They were served on a bed of the most amazing risotto I have ever tasted (by far) and spinach. Isn’t the presentation gorgeous?
As for me, I chose the Cashew Crusted Tilapia in Jamaican Rum Butter Sauce. Quite the mouthful, but I assure you that it was worth it! I love nut-crusted anything and have determined that cashews may just make the best crust yet. The tilapia, a pretty bland fish, was intensely flavorful and I loved every bite! It was topped with the rum butter sauce and a fruity salsa.
On the side was some wild rice, steamed carrots and asparagus. Another beautiful presentation. I love eating something delicious when it’s beautifully plated. It’s twice as nice!
By the time our plates were cleared, we did not have an inch to spare in our stomachs for dessert. I know, call us crazy, but we both literally hobbled out of there so I think it was for the best! I couldn’t have asked for a better dinner on a Saturday night, and I think Bobby enjoyed his little celebration. We came home and watched Lost while eating some Nerds. I guess that counts as our dessert 😉 Candy always makes a pleasant end to an evening.
I certainly did not want yesterday to end. I spent all day today working on projects for school and am somewhat dreading the start of a new week. Oh Sunday, why must you be so bittersweet? I hope that you all had fantastic weekends! I’ve been catching up on your blogs and it looks like many of you had a lot of fun. What’s one thing you’re looking forward to this week?
Answer: Bobby and I are signed up to take a couples dance class with my former roommate and her boyfriend. We (as in me and my friend) are so excited! Let’s hope the boys are secretly just as pumped 😉 I’ve never truly learned ballroom/waltz/etc. dancing, so it should be fun.