Flemings Steakhouse introduces Small Plates

Flemings Steakhouse, around since the late 90s, has added a new offering to its already extensive menu.   Introducing Small Plates, Fleming’s has realized that sometimes folks want a lot of flavor but in smaller servings.  These 7 offerings were whittled down from a list of over 100 original dishes.  The idea is to offer their customers a way indulge in these Mediterranean style dishes and tailor their meal. Smaller portions and healthier offerings are great to be shared or serve as an alternative to a large entrée.

The new Small Plates include:

Sliced Filet Mignon on shiitake risotto, chili oil, drizzled with porcini butter;
Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Skewers with chimichurri dipping sauce and avocado citrus salad;
New Zealand Petite Lamb Chops with pistachio-mint pesto, “F-17” sauce, and polenta fries;
Ahi Tuna Skewers with wasabi aioli, sweet tomato vinaigrette, and homemade wonton chips;
New Bedford Scallops with meyer lemon-honey glaze, baby carrots, green beans, and asparagus;
Filet Mignon Skewers with gorgonzola-bacon fondue, mozzarella and sweet tomato salad; and Fleming’s Lobster Tempura with soy-ginger dipping sauce, arugula, jicama and apple salad.

Each of these dishes is exquisitely prepared and is absolutely mouthwatering.  They make perfect mini meals with a small salad of micro greens and other vegetables perfectly complimentary to the main attraction.  My favorite by far was the lobster tempura, with club soda in the batter making it light and airy yet satisfactorily crunchy.

Paired with the meal were two wines from Fleming’s newest private label wine – Forty-Six Diamonds Toscana 2009. This limited edition was modeled after the flagship wine of the Il Borro Winery, located in Tuscany, Italy with whom Fleming’s is collaborating on this venture.


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