Saturday, March 17, 2012

Chophouse at the Vintage Year - March 16, 2012

Last night we went to The Chophouse at the Vintage Year in Montgomery, AL for dinner with family for a birthday celebration.  We were very impressed, this was our second visit since the restaurant changed to The Chophouse (from The Vintage Year) a couple years ago.  We all ordered appetizers, which included:  Tuna spring roll with a wasabi and kalbi sauce, Fried Oysters with Caper Aioli, Poached Farm Egg, and Tobiko, Lobster cake with a remoulade sauce, and a take on fried chicken a waffles using a fried quail breast and a rice and pecan waffle.  We all had a taste of each (except I skipped the oyster), and all were delicious! Next time I will probably order the Lobster cake, although the quail and waffle dish was fun to eat!

For our entrees we ordered: Bone-in Ribeye, Pittsburgh style with a side of white-truffle cheddar mac and cheese and garlic mashed potatoes, two of us ordered the seared sea scallops on a bed of risotto (excellent!!), with sides of the mac and cheese, sweet potato bacon hash, and asparagus with balsamic and Hollandaise sauce. The last entree was the fish of the day, Grouper, Parmesan crusted on a bed of orecchiette pasta with nicoise olives and artichoke hearts. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and would order again. My favorites were the sea scallops, they were very large, cooked perfectly, and melt in your mouth tender.  The Parmesan crusted Grouper fillet was a large portion, again cooked to perfection!  

We all had dessert, trying the New Orleans style white chocolate bread pudding, the vanilla creme brulee with an almond tuile and raspberries, and the chocolate roulade with Grand Marnier and whipped cream.  Glad we saved room for dessert! 

All in all we had a meal close to perfection on all counts.  We will definitely return, especially if continues to offer great deals on gift certificates! Thank you Chophouse for a wonderful evening of delicious and elegant fine dining. 


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