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Toronto Chowhounder's Orlando experience - Day 3. Part 2

Charles Yu | Mar 6, 201505:27 PM     1

After an exhausting day of non-stop thrill rides, we were all so tired that we decided to cancel our originally planned dinner at 'COOP'. Instead, we opt for something relatively decent on our way back to the hotel. A quick search on Yelp suggested a 4/5 star, Wood grill seafood/steak place named 'Bonefish Grill'.

This modernistic and attractively decorated place was packed when we arrived. A good sign?! After settling down and being looked after by an extremely friendly waiter, we ordered the following dishes:

- Lump Crab Maryland Crab Cakes
- Seafood Ceviche
- Wood Grilled Orange Roughy with crispy lump crab meat coating
- Wood Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Mango salsa topping
- Simply grilled Mahi-Mahi with Lemon and Olive oil accompanied with White truffle oil Mac & Cheese
- Simply grilled rainbow trout ( what a SAD sight! ) with same Mac & Cheese.
- Chocolate Creme Brulee infused with Grand Marnier

The arrival of an 'oh-so-good' loaf of piping hot bread with a crunchy crust and fluffy soft inside and served with the tastiest of Basil/olive/anchovy pesto really raised our anticipation. Both appetizers of nicely executed Crab Cakes and Ceviche were equally delicious. The crab cake, with a minimal of fillers were particular enjoyable.

Unfortunately, that was where all the positive things stopped. Apart from my borderline acceptable Orange Roughy with again, some fantastic mashed potatoes, the rest of the fish entrees were all disasters. Every fish dishes were over-cooked and dry. Some even burnt. The two Mac & Cheese side dishes were like Jackyl and Hyde. One smothered with creamy sauce and sliced mushrooms whilst the other was void of any sauce and sans mushrooms! Such weird inconsistency from the same kitchen? Thank God the dessert was delightful and saved the day.

May be we should have driven to COOP instead? Well, God only knows?
Talk about divine creation. I took a photo of the moon using the zoom mode of my hand held digital camera. The result?! - WOW!

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