Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sunset Cork Room--Gulf Shores

While vacationing in Gulf Shores, I really was looking for something special for my birthday celebration.  We choose the Sunset Cork Room.  The 90% rating also influenced the decision to dine.

We arrived at 630 on a Saturday evening to a quite empty restaurant.  The inappropriate dining  music was a little loud with no one in the restaurant.  We asked if it could be changed and our server took care of the request.    The music venue was changed and the volume lowered.  

Our server delivered our drinks while we examined the menu.  We also were interested in their Wine Selections since they had quite a few Wine Spectator Awards.   

To begin our evening enjoyment, we choose the Three Cheese Plate with the Chef's Choice of local offerings.  Very nice....and a great compliment with our martinis.  


Crab Bisque was thick and flavorful 


Field Greens Salad with Bleu Cheese Dressing

Our entrĂ©e selections included the Rack of Lamb and the Filet Mignon with Bearnaise.  Nicely prepared while our server kept the dinner pace smooth.

Gorgeous Rack of Lamb
A Perfect Filet with Bearnaise

We enjoyed our selections with a great bottle of 2009  Katherine Kennedy Lateral..a wonderful blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec.  Wow...what a great vintage.  Beautiful with my filet.  

We concluded the meal with my birthday dessert which was a Sunset Chocolate Shortcake with a Strawberry reduction.  This was a very tasty dessert but I found the presentation a little sloppy.  It just didn't present well.  

Chocolate Shortcake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberry
  

This meal was enjoyable and in the price range of a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.  

For the price of this meal, I would not have expected the chipped china 

that seemed to reappear regularly That was the 

only drawback from the entire evening.   





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