Restaurant Review: River Crab

My birthday was Sunday, and Andrew surprised me with dinner at River Crab. Little back-story apparently this was the place he wanted to take me on our first “real” date, but they had a private event that night so he had to get creative and come up with a different place. I guess my birthday presented him with the perfect opportunity to bring me there. First let me start by saying if you love the water and seafood, this is definitely the place for you. The view was absolutely stunning, and we even watched a freighter go by. So let’s get to the good stuff… the food…. 

We started the evening with Firecracker Shrimp which was tempura battered with a creamy sweet chili glaze on top. Absolutely AMAZING, and I usually do not like shrimp. Having fresh with a kick really makes a difference.

A ordered the Applejack Sea Bass with sweet bourbon reduction, apples, sun-dried cherries and wild rice risotto. This was his first experience with sea bass, and he was really impressed by the taste and flavor.
I ordered the Planked Salmon with tarragon mustard glaze, roasted vegetables and roasted redskins. Hands down the BEST salmon I have ever had.

If you know A and I you know we hardly ever pass up dessert. When you celebrate your birthday at River Crab they hook you up with their homemade Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée, which consist of smooth and creamy custard with real vanilla bean and a caramelized sugar crust. A asked the waiter if he could find a candle so I could make a birthday wish and he came back with a pink one – even the waiter knew my favorite color – ha. This Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée was the BEST crème brûlée that I have EVER had, and I have had it made right in front of me by a fancy pants French pastry chef in New Orleans before. If you go to the River Crab I highly recommend ordering it for dessert, you will not regret it and you can thank me later. 

Key Lime Pie was on the menu, so if you have been reading Fashion meets Food the past few months you may have figured out that A loves key lime pie. The Key Lime Pie is made with their signature house recipe, fresh key lime juice and a graham cracker crust.

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