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Weekend of Beach Eating-long

kass | Aug 23, 2004 11:25 AM

This weekend my SO and I went to Rehoboth for celebration/consolation because I got laid off this week. The food highlight of the weekend was Friday dinner at Cafe Zeus. We had not been there since it was Yum Yum and we were very pleased (the dinner was a gift from SO's partners). We shared potato strips with remulade sauce for starter. The potato was mixed white and sweet and very crispy. The remulade was smooth, slightly garlicy and just delicious. I had seared shrimp with lobster timbale for main course and it was very nice although one of the lobster pieces seemed overcooked. His rack of lamb was wonderful! Perfectly cooked with an incredible taste. The service was very, very good. We wound up leaving a 30%+ tip it was so pleasant. Although we didn't have a bottle of wine the list looked adequate and the prices were very reasonable. With 2 cocktails, one appetizer, one glass of wine, one beer, 2 mains, 2 double espresso and 2 Sambocca the check was $91 before the tip. Actually we were only charged for one cocktail. I had asked for Pernod and soda or Pimm's Cup and neither was available. I was somewhat moody and not up to making another decision (note having just been laid off) so I asked the server for just something light and refreshing. She return with a large, icy glass of Cointreux (sp?) and soda which was perfect. We were not charged for this.

After dinner we took a walk and wound up at Red Square for Buffalo grass vodka. It was late and we were the only people there. The vodka was excellent. One of the reasons we like to go to Red Square is the bartender/owner. We always have an enjoyable and interesting conversation with him. And the vodka is nicely served. Four vodkas - $40 plus tip.

The notably bad experience we had was breakfast at Sammy's Place. We both had omelets and they were terrible - very dry, tough and tasteless. The orange juice tasted watery and metallic. Neither of us could finish our breakfast. Definately not recommended!

On the second night we ate at Adriatica for our red gravy Italian fix. It was noisy and crowded and the food was predictable but very good. I had lasanga, he had eggplant parmegiana and both were very good. The portions are huge (the doggy bag provided dinner for the night we got home) and the prices very reasonable. Two cocktails,2 glasses of wine, 2 main courses (or four if you count the doggy bag) - $46 plus tip.

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