Our plan for today was a leisurely day by the pool and dinner at Flying Fish Cafe. We have been blessed with beautiful weather the entire trip, except for the brief rain on Halloween. Wednesday was a perfect day to sit by the pool.
Cracked open the Kindle for the continuing escapades of Lisbeth Salander and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. Third book of the trilogy and I will be sorry when I’m finished. These books have been a great read.
Not sure why, but got a little hungry by the pool and picked up lunch at the Boardwalk Bakery, along with cupcake #2 of the cupcake crawl; Smores cupcake.
Chocolate cupcake with a chocolate fudge and marshmallow filling. The frosting was marshmallow like and dusted with graham cracker crumbs. Here is my take on these cupcakes; they really look better than they taste. Very awesome to look at, but too much of a good thing. I am a “sweets” person, but even these are too much for me. This is why this was the last cupcake on the “crawl” for 2011. I just could not eat that many cupcakes in one trip.
Our pre-dinner surprise was a crashed computer. One minute it worked, and the next it didn’t. This put an end to my daily blog updates which I was not too happy about. What can you do?
We were really looking forward to dinner at Flying Fish Cafe. Having been owners at Boardwalk since 1999, this was the first time we were going to eat there. We started with cocktails and appetizers. I had the crab cake; Our Signature Flying Fish Cafe “Crispy Maine Coast Jonah Crab Cake” – Savory Vegetable Slaw, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, and Ancho Chile Rémoulade . Hubby had shrimp cocktail; Chef’s Eco-friendly/Sustainable Shellfish Appetizer: Floribbean Wild Gulf Shrimp Cocktail – Ruby Grapefruit, Blood Oranges, Winter Radishes, Hearts of Palm, Sauce Verde, and Piqaunt Mango-Mojo Emulsion.
The crab cake is one of their specialties, but I have to say I was disappointed. I have been watching too much Food Network and expected the cake to be mostly lumps of crab with a little filler and this cake was not that at all. It was mostly shredded crab with filler. It was tasty, but not awesome.
For the main course, their specialty; Our Signature Flying Fish Café “Potato-wrapped Red Snapper” – Leek Fondue with a Veal Glace, Red Wine, and Cassis Butter. Hubby ordered; Rainforest Pepperberry-grilled Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin – leek, fontina and truffle-laced pasta Mac n Cheese, grilled asparagus and a cherry port wine, balsamico, carmelized onion and trumpet mushroom compote.
The snapper was excellent, but the “potato wrapped” was not what I expected. I wanted more potato, but the fish was wrapped in just a paper-thin potato slice. I tasted the pork tenderloin which melted in your mouth, and the “mac n cheese” was out of this world. We both had the wine pairings since we’re trying to expand our world of wine.
It was time for dessert. I have a soft spot in my heart for creme brulee, so ordered the hazelnut creme brulee:
Hubby had the chocolate indulgence. It looked really rich, but good.
Here is a picture of us taken after dinner. I am flushed with wine and too stuffed to move.
Enjoyed our dinner, but now that we have eaten at Flying Fish, I don’t need to do it again. There are lots of other restaurants to be tried and we’ll do those next trip.
Tomorrow: Our last day with visits to Hollywood Studios and an evening close-out at Epcot.
- It’s National Chocolate Cupcake Day – ABC News (thecatwiththegreenhat.com)