Sunday, August 10, 2014

Yes It Is Possible To Get Great Service And Quality Food At A Branded Restaurant, As We Recently Learned At A Bonefish Grill

One of the most important dining trends in decades in the U.S. is Fresh Foods. Many large branded restaurant companies dependent on mass produced ingredients for their meals are now suffering with consumers demanding better quality and, with the improved economy, willing to pay more.

Recently a Friend whom is a foodie opened my eyes to a company called Bonefish Grill saying, "Allen they
are very good for what they do".  Bonefish specializes  in market-fresh fish from around the world and other savory wood-grilled specialties. On my visit I learned that the fish comes in whole daily and is prepared to order and even all desserts are prepared from scratch daily, as would be expected at higher end restaurants,
with almost all entrees under $20. For the equivalent quality of the food and service, what they call "polished casual" one could expect to pay easily a third more in more posh surroundings.

A few of the newest offerings we tried included a Cold Snap Ceviche served in a glass made of ice, very tender and delicately flavorful, accompanied by splits of Chandon Brut.

The sushi-grade shashimi; although not a traditional Japanese preparation the tuna, flavor, and presentation is very good. 

The excellent tuna is also featured on the new menu, grilled with a choice of sauces on the side. A special preparation in my area (Willowgrove, Pennsylvania) is Ahi Tuna Belleair; wood grilled, topped with artichoke hearts, dried tomatoes, goat cheese, served with a lemon basil sauce. I ordered this special rare and was very pleased, complemented with the newly featured 10 Span Pinot Noir. Local specials can be found on the Bonefish Grill website.

For dessert I had the Macadamia Nut Brownie; a very rich flourless preparation with raspberry sauce, vanilla ice cream, fresh cream, and sprinkled with macadamia nuts. My double cappuccino was a good match for this dessert.

To accommodate the non-seafood eaters a nice choice of steak and chicken options are also
served including the new offering of a grilled Rib Eye Steak with a choice of sauces including the traditional Bearnaise, Asian peppercorn Demi-Glace, and White Truffle Butter.

For more information about Bonefish Grill please visit:

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