F is for Fancy dinner at Flutes

Ooops – I quite forgot that I never posted pictures from our F date.

We were so blessed by my sister’s visit. We soaked up all the babysitting my sister had to offer. She watched Gideon so that we could take our D date.

And then we were blessed again (okay, again, and again, and again…) specifically for my birthday. Her gift to me was for Andrew and I to go out to a fancy dinner. She would be the financier of our fancy dinner and our babysitter as well! Andrew took away the need for my indecisive self to decide on a destination: He  picked out the place and made reservations for the night after my real birthday.

We went to Flutes.

Okay – so maybe we weren’t going in order. But I figured it was such a fancy date that we couldn’t not let it be our F date. Who cares about E anyways? :p

The atmosphere for the date was just perfect.

The 3D sculpture piece that hang from the ceiling was really cool!

The 3D sculpture piece that hang from the ceiling was really cool!

It was light enough that you didn’t feel like you weren’t struggling to see what the nuances of color on your plate were, but dark enough to feel cozy and romantic. While you could hear other people in the restaurant, neither did you feel like you had to raise your voice to be heard by your partner. It was just the right ambiance for a “fancy” dinner 😀

But of course, I enjoyed the company even more than the atmosphere.

My dashing date

My dashing date

It took us a little time to decide what we wanted to select from the menu. Andrew chose the “Chef’s Table” set menu, while I decided to go all out and pick out individual choices for each course.

Appetizers

Green Pea soup with truffle oil

Adrielle’s: Green Pea soup with truffle oil

The soup was so rich and creamy but so good, compared with Andrew’s bright flavor’s:

Andrew's: Confit of Salmon

Andrew’s: Confit of Salmon

Entree

Pan Seared Sea Scallops

Adrielle’s: Pan Seared Sea Scallops

Pan Fried Foie Gras

Andrew’s: Pan Fried Foie Gras

As much as my scallops were delicious, Andrew’s foie gras was probably my highlight of the night.

Pallet Cleanser

Yeah, you read right. We had a fancy dinner – so we did it in style, with a pallet cleanser. Actually, we didn’t plan this except for that it was part of Andrew’s set meal. But when they brought Andrew’s out, they also brought a complimentary one for me. I guess they didn’t want me to feel left out!

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

It was just the right bite of citrus flavor to prepare our tastebuds for the richness of the main course.

Main Course

Gratin of Whole Lobster

Adrielle’s: Gratin of Whole Lobster

The lobster probably won the most impressive and flamboyant presentation award for the fancy dinner.

Wagyu Striploin

Andrew’s: Wagyu Striploin

It was surely some tender and flavorful meat! This was Andrew’s highlight. It was that good.

Dessert

Again, only Andrew’s set meal had dessert. Good thing too, because I was quite stuffed.

Surprise:

A prettily decorated plate of dessert goodness!

A prettily decorated plate of dessert goodness!

I was hesitant to try Andrew’s Chevre Panna Cotta because our last fancy dinner had panna cotta that we were both less than impressed by. However, I’m glad it was part of the set, because it was delicious.

They gave me a complimentary Chocolate Hazelnut Pie.

Talk about a fancy!

Talk about a fancy flourish!

It was an absolutely wonderful FABULOUS FANCY F date! (I’m sure we glad we didn’t resort to French Fries for F 😉 )

The happy (and very full!) couple. (I didn't realize till later that we sort of matched! I guess that means we're really a couple, eh?)

The happy (and very full!) couple. (I didn’t realize till later that we sort of matched! I guess that means we’re really a couple, eh?)

Thank you to my sister for a great birthday gift.

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2 responses to “F is for Fancy dinner at Flutes

  1. Since you had a “Dashing Date” for your “Fabulously Fancy Fare” I think you could count it for “D” as well as “F.” Impressive! Happy Birthday!

  2. Pingback: E is for Economic date | Randles like Candles

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