A brief review of the food offerings at Dakota?s Steakhouse?\r
After handing over the keys for the complimentary valet parking, my friends and I took the elevator down to Dakota?s Steakhouse for our Restaurant Week Dining Experience in August. We entered the restaurant and were shown to a very nice table near the back. Our waiter was very attentive and seemed to be glad we were there. We ordered our drinks and some appetizers, veal meatballs and grilled shrimp cocktail with a jalapeno cream cheese garnish. Both were quite tasty, but we were all anticipating the next course, the much acclaimed crab fennel bisque. Unbelievable! Huge chunks of sweet Dungeness crab swam in the creamy soup with micro greens on top and a swirl of lobster oil. For our entrees, one of my friends ordered the airline chicken while my other friend and I both ordered the 40 day dry-aged rib eye. All were quite tender and flavorful, needing no accompaniment. the chicken came with a shitake mushroom omlet and carmelized onions and the steaks were served with mashed potatoes and two grilled asparagus spears wrapped in Prosciutto. The waiter returned to remove the plates and as we groaned in contentment while waiting for dessert, I found my mind wandering again to the soup and thought to myself, how much would I have to pay the chef to part with the recipe? If he did, could I do it justice? Would I be willing to share?ever? Somehow, I don?t think I have quite enough funds for that. Dessert arrived, two chocolate cupcakes and a tres leche banana bread pudding. My friend was not overly thrilled with her bread pudding?s texture ? probably due to the tres leche part. But overall, a most delicious evening. \r
Again, the service was impeccable and I continue to be amused with the constant bringing of the silverware ? what can I say, country came to town.\r
I must discover how to make that soup?I am sure it was completely healthy *wink* *wink*.