My MIL is back in town.
Important facts about my MIL:
she lives in a small town
she likes to eat
she likes to drink
and she likes to treat.
She is staying at the Grafton again and we began our eating adventures at Boa Steakhouse. We started with JudiAU manhattans (Maker's Mark, all dry vermouth, bitters, cherry, up). Bread, although warm, was uninteresting. Blah cobbler to finish. The service was especially good.
Once again the meal was excellent, with a terrific tableside Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail, and lobster "ceviche" to start. MIL enjoyed creamy fresh scallops wrapped in bacon. Husband devoured 40 day aged prime strip. Dry aged meat is a wonderful thing, all deep beefy flavor with that excellent mineral edge. The fries reminded us both of In and Out, which is to say a little too fresh. The standout dish, as always, was the lobster which is served boiled, split, basted in butter, and run under the broiler. Delicious, tender, luscious, tasty, moist, buttery, sweet goodness. I think it was probably 1 1/4 pd. but they filled the chest cavity with extra tasty pieces of another lobster. Big, big boat of lobster deliciousness. Excellent value amarone on the list.
We all need to eat more lobster.