There's nothing Gabe and I like more than an excellent steak house. I do not mind paying a little extra for a perfectly cooked amazing piece of red meat. That said, I have found myself let down more than once after paying over $100 for steak and wine for two.
When Fleming's Prime Steakhouse announced their Savor & Sip, Perfect Pairing menu, I was instantly intrigued. Through January 31st, Fleming's is offering two of their most popular steaks, Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon and Peppercorn Steak (Prime New York Strip) with your choice of a Big Pour wine selection (specially chosen by their Director of Wine, Maeve Pesquera). This duo is only $49.95. Considering the normal price of both of these steaks, you are virtually getting a really large glass of wine for next to nothing.
I ordered the Central Coast Colby Red and my non-wine drinking boyfriend ordered The Dreaming Tree. Then my worst nightmare happened. I hear the words "I really like this wine. I would drink this wine. Can we buy this at a store?" Oh no.....there's only room for one wino in this family.
After we received our two huge glasses of wine, we were presented with a warm fresh baked loaf of Parmesan crusted sourdough bread served with two butters, a chardonnay feta butter and a tomato rosemary garlic butter. So much for laying off bread this week. I loved the Chardonnay feta while Gabe preferred the tomato rosemary.
Fleming's without trying their Chocolate Lava Cake. It's simply the best Lava Cake I have ever tried. Rich and warm chocolate cake with a molten chocolate center of Belgian chocolate, served with vanilla ice cream and chopped pistachios.