Whew! Talk about a whirlwind weekend. I'm completely pooped after the fast-paced weekend in Dallas. I think driving in traffic wore me down more than any other factor. I'm so not accustomed to traffic like they have in Dallas. Those of you who live in big cities will be chuckling, I'm sure, but I almost had a horrible wreck. Twice. It scared me into driving like an elderly woman.
So, we finally made it to the hotel from the airport (a 10 minute drive that took 45 minutes) and it was already time to get dressed for dinner (and prepare myself for the next drive). Thankfully, SD made it back from Beaumont (after the funeral of her friend) in time to meet us for dinner at the Dallas Eddie V's Seafood Grille. We enjoyed one of the truly best meals we've ever had. Everything about our experience was absolute perfection.
We've eaten at the Eddie V's in Austin which was also a most incredible meal. It's one of the best managed restaurants we've ever had the pleasure of dining in. They maintain such a high standard, which we always appreciate. The waiters were not overly attentive, but there when you needed them. As always, the food was cooked to perfection and the presentations were nice without being too fussy.
We started out with market oysters on the half shell served with lemons and mignonette sauce as well as the Yellowtail Sashimi served with cilantro, red chiles and Ponzu on flatbread that was some of the best I've had. Both starters were divine.
For our entrees SD and I had both had the small filet mignon in a style they call *carpet bag* with delicately fried oysters drenched in Bernaise sauce. Mr. Snoots opted for the healthier North Atlantic Lemon Sole with Parmesan crust and a garnish of herbs and tomatoes and a garlic lemon butter. We were all exceedingly pleased with our meals and service.
One of the great perks about being in Dallas is that almost every good restaurant has complimentary valet. So, since SD was really tired, we parted ways after dinner. Once back at the hotel Mr. Snoots went to sleep but I decided to stay up and watch "Social Network" (on pay-per-view), which I thoroughly enjoyed. Actually, I thought it was good enough to win the Oscar, although it didn't. If you have the chance to see it, don't hesitate. It's wonderful.
I have two doctors appointments today so I probably won't be back around until tomorrow...
To Be Continued..