Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Good Eatin' on the Island

For my birthday last weekend, we went to one of our fave restaurants here.  They specialize in steak and seafood, and I usually order fish, since we live on an island and all.  But everytime I do, I end up being extremly jealous of the delicious steak my husband gets, and wishing I had ordered that instead.  (I don't even love beef that much, I usually prefer fish, but this restuarant makes a greak steak). 

When we arrived, I noticed that the had re-vamped the whole menu.  There were 3 or 4 things that looked really, really good and I was having a hard time deciding.  With the help of a seasoned waiter, I selected Grilled Tenderloin with a São Jorge cheese sauce.  I was so good!  I love São Jorge cheese on its own, but in a yummy sauce over steak, with fries on the side, it was a whole new experience!  There was some kind of sweetish glaze or reduction drizzled over the sauce and steak too; I'm not sure what that was, but it was good.  ;) 
My husband ordered what he always does- a steak that comes out sizzling on a large flat slab of rock.  That was very good too.  It came with salad, fries and 3 flavored mayonnaises. 

Restuarant here don't open for dinner until 7pm, so before we ate, we strolled through the town, looking at all the Christmas lights.  They put them up, banner-style, hanging up between apartments and buildings, or streetlights, lining the narrow streets.

The town square and the cathedral were all lit up for the season.  I love this time of year!
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Sonya said...

Our birthdays are very close to one another! I hope you had a great day..and from the meal you ate, I would say you did! It looks sssoooo delicious and the photos of the town look amazing!

Linda said...

Your steak looks fantastic! What a lovely birthday treat for you--the town is so pretty.

Shelby Mathis said...

Hi! Just discovered your blog looking while searching for an alcatra recipe and description. I'm new-ish to the island! Where is this restaurant? Because I NEED some of that steak. :)

What a Dish! said...

I found you on FB and will message you :)