On Sunday night, between launch attempt one and two, I took Jeremy to Emeril's restaurant on the Citywalk near Universal Studios. At Emeril's you can reserve the kitchen table. It's awesome. You're right in the kitchen, talking to the chef and sous chef and watching everything that's going on. Even better, you get an awesome multi-course meal specially prepared for you. I've posted pictures and descriptions below off all our courses. They were all so wonderful, the pictures don't do them justice. We also included a wine paring with our meal.
Course 1: Fried Green Tomato
Fresh Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Remoulade Sauce, Creole Tomato Glaze and Pickles.
Course 2: Fresh Shucked Louisiana Oysters
Fresh shucked Louisiana Oysters, Applewood smoked bacon-spinach crust and Hollandaise sauce. Mmmmm too good for words.
Course 3: New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp with a Petite Rosemary Biscuit
Course 4: Lobster & Crabmeat Stuffed Mirliton
Maine Lobster & Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Stuffed Mirliton, Esssence of Meyer Lemon, Crystal Gastrique, Poached Corn Vinaigrette. Served with 2009 Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa.
Course 5: Sea Bass and Saffron Risotto with Tomato Fumet
Pan Seared Sea Bass, Saffron-Chorizo Risotto, Black Olive Pesto, and Heirloom Tomato Fumet. Served with a 2007 Leal Chardonnay from California. (Excellent Chardonnay)
Course 6: Blood Orange & Chipotle Glazed Lamb Spare Ribs
Blood Orange & Chipotle Glazed Lamb Spare Ribs with New Orleans Cole Slaw
Course 7: Filet Mignon, Peruvian Potatoes, Saltwater Prawn
Pan Raosted Filet Mignon, Purple Peruvian Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Head On Saltwater Prawn, Ancho Chili Steak Sauce. Served with 2005 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon from California.
Course 8: Desserts!
Seasonal Sorbets: kiwi, blood orange, and strawberry. Chocolate Cake with peanut butter mousse, Kahlua-Dark chocolate ganache, pecan Praline, and sweet cream. Emeril's Banana Cream Pie with graham cracker crust, caramel sauce and chocolate shavings. Vanilla bean creme brulee with macerated berries, chocolate ribbons, and sweet vanilla shortbread.
Whew, what a meal! It was all so tasty, and by the end I was so stuffed. These are just a few of the pictures that I took, but you should check out the rest of them HERE. I would totally recommend this to anyone going to Emeril's.