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It came time to select our dishes. Everyone we spoke with had the same three suggestions - Lobster Mac Cheese, House Made Lobster Ravioli or the Blackened NY Striploin & Pasta. I knew without question that I was going to order the Lobster Mac and Cheese while Gabe struggled between the Lobster Ravioli and the Blackened NY Striploin.
|Inside the Lobster Ravioli|
Onto Gabe's steak - a Blackened NY Striploin & Pasta with orecchiette pasta, sweet cherry tomatoes, local "bleu sunshine" cream and a balsamic drizzle. The steak was cooked to perfection and was very tender. It practically melted in your mouth. I am not a huge fan of bleu cheese but it really shined in this dish.
I saved the best entree for last. Lobster Mac 'Cheese, Maine lobster, oven dried tomatoes, organic baby spinach, white cheddar cheese sauce, topped with a Maine lobster tail. Every bite made my eyes cross. It was stunning and delicious. Plus it's large enough for leftovers, making a delicious lunch today! I told Chef Cary that my #1 favorite meal ever was an authentic Maine Lobster Roll in Maine at a Ice Cream shoppe named Tubby's. I still dream about that sandwich two years later (and am hoping we have a family reunion this year so I can get my fix). SHOR's Lobster Mac 'Cheese is the second best thing I have ever ate. This is not an exaggeration and I will stand by my word on this. Go to Clearwater ASAP and order this dish..
Now that I cannot possibly eat anymore food, out came a dessert trio. Thankfully Chef Cary knew how full we were and gave us bite sized portions of three desserts. I was so busy talking about Lobster Rolls with the Chef that I forgot to take a photo of the dessert before I put my fork in it. From left to right, Flourless Chocolate Cake with strawberry foam, Pineapple Upside Down Cake with coconut gelato, Blackberry Cheesecake with spiked blackberry coulis. Of the three, I loved the Blackberry Cheesecake most - it was the most authentic NY Cheesecake I have had outside of NYC.
One would probably ask - if I wasn't writing a review for SHOR, would I still have the same dining experience. I would say yes. I have had the gracious opportunity to work with many restaurants over the past year and this experience stood out.
Disclosure: I was provided with a free meal in exchange for my honest opinion. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.