Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fabulous (and cheap!) Fare at Flemings ...

Flemings has really stepped up to the plate with relief from our economic woes with their 5 for $6 ’til 7 menu. 5 cocktails, 5 wines by the glass and 5 appetizers for only $6 each, from 5 until until 7 (7 days a week!). I've been telling people about it but hadn't had a chance to experience it for myself until yesterday evening and all I have to say is, "hell yeah". This is just what the doctor ordered!

I started with a fantastic cocktail - the "Basil Lemon Drop" cocktail made with Ciroc vodka and served in a martini glass, it was perfectly balanced and refreshing with its floating basil leaf providing a wonderful scent. I'm not much of a drinker but I fell in love with this one and can't wait to enjoy another.

My burger was sublime - perfectly medium rare as ordered with lucious, rich beef flavor (thanks to the freshly ground Prime beef - the same quality as Fleming's steaks) along with sharp cheddar and especially excellent bacon,

thick sliced and brown-sugar glazed. The burger is served lettuce and tomato on the plate along with a chiptle mayo on the side - just a touch of it provided a spicy kick that a wonderful compliment to the sweet bacon. The soft challah bun is toasted on the grill for additional texture is an especially nice touch for this brilliantly conceived and bargain-priced burger. There is a bonus on the plate in the form of two huge onion rings that are crunchy, sweet and delicious. Following my rule of "being full is not an excuse", I persevered to sample the seared Ahi Tuna which was absolutely impeccable and served with a spicy mustard sauce.

Flemings has even bigger burger plans with the launch of the "Burger Bar" on September 1st which will include four new burgers along with the wildly successful Prime Beef burger - and will be available not just in the bar but also in the dining room. The clever combinations will include:
- Sliced Filet Mignon Burger with sautéed mushrooms and béarnaise sauce
- Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Burger with creamy mustard sauce
- Ahi Tuna Burger with soy ginger sauce
- Portobello Mushroom Burger with sautéed spinach and creamy goat cheese

I feel a delimna coming on ... how not to order the Prime Beef burger and allow myself to try every one of these ... they all sound incredible.

September 1st also their marks the launch of the new Fleming's 100 award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. What makes this year so special is that Fleming's will feature 30 wines by the glass that are priced at $10 or less.

There are some other specials as well, including the "$89 Memorable Meal" for two, throughout the month of September. Sure, the economy sucks but thankfully Flemings is easing the burden with these timely (and delicious) deals.

1 comment:

tshu said...

Whoa that's a fine looking burger... Good find.