Nothing’s better than a good steak. Okay, maybe bacon. But a good steak is high up on my list of adored rare meals. For many reasons, it’s not a normal occurrence in the repertoire of our meals at my house… it’s not necessarily healthy, it’s expensive… etc. Just two weeks ago, Dave and I were treated to a delicious gourmet steak dinner at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Radnor,PA.
This of course was a special occasion, our friend, Dave’s best friend Adam was going away to ISRAEL! His parents took him out to dinner the weekend before he left, and was kind enough to include us. This is probably the third or fourth time I’ve mentioned Israel without much explanation, so I figured I owed this to you…
The reason Adam and his parents wanted to include us in this going away dinner (besides the benefits of being accompanied by a “major” food blogger…lol) is because we went to Israeltogether just a year ago. If you have never heard of it, the Birthright Israel program allows any Jewish person from the age of 18-26 to travel and experienceIsrael for FREE. And I mean F-R-E-E. It is an opportunity that neither of us could turn down and neither could Adam. We spent the dinner chatting about what he should expect, the activities, what people are like there, and of course the most important- what to pack!
We were so busy catching up and discussing Adam’s upcoming trip, we almost forgot about the tasty meal coming our way!
Fleming’s gets the ball rolling in the right direction with their warm bread served with Herbed Feta and Sundried Tomato Spread. Dave and Adam’s Dad ordered French Onion Soup which came enrobed in swiss cheese. They said the broth was more flavorful than a typical FO soup and even was a bit spicy.
I ordered the Fleming’s Salad, which included fresh lettuce, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, tomatoes, and croutons. It’s always good to get some greens in when you know you’re going to have a heavy meal!
…and a heavy meal it was! Check out my steak… a juicy Prime Ribeye. Flemings makes a big statement plating the steaks on a plain white plate with NOTHING else. The steak speaks for itself I guess! Mine was delicious, I haven’t had a steak like this in quite some time.
We also ordered some green beans and different potatoes for our sides. I ate most of a loaded baked potato (yummmmmmmmmmm).
Thanks to Adam’s parents talking up my little ol’ blog, we were surprised with THREE free desserts. Not like… just a free dessert. THREE! I told them they should take me everywhere they go…!
First- Classic New York style Cheesecake on a graham cracker crust, served with blueberry sauce and white chocolate shavings.
Next- Three Layer Carrot Cake w/ cream cheese frosting and a drizzle of dark rum caramel.
Finally- Walnut Turtle Pie with homemade caramel, walnuts, and chocolate baked into a chocolate pie crust.
The desserts were so good! To make it all sound even more decadent, it was served with a side of homemade whipped cream. Adam’s Mom and I both ordered a decaf cappuccino.
Overall, the meal was great and we had so much fun with Adam’s family. The outstanding service we experienced at Fleming’s is rare now-a-days and it was much appreciated. I would definitely go back!