This A.M. I definitely have to say I love living large.
Last night the gang was hanging out, having a few beers. Hoover, who had spent the afternoon at the Hard Rock Casino, was passing around his W-2 that stated he had won $5,400 for everyone to look at. When the document got to Steve he scowled 'You outta buy me a lobster dinner!' Hoover then replied 'Oh man, do I know a place. We're both gonna get 3 pound lobsters! One 3 pound lobster for me and one 3 pound lobster for you..." and that's how we ended up going to The Capital Grille... yes, a steakhouse, for the most succulent lobsters outside of Maine.
When our waiter came over to introduce himself and ask us for our drink orders Hoover quickly piped up and ordered Kettle One Dirty Martini's with blue cheese stuffed olives for himself and Steve, Champange for Conchi and I and the $99 Grand Plateau for our appetizer. When our waiter returned with the beverages we ordered our meals. Salmon for Conchi, lobster and crab cakes for me, two 3 pound lobsters for the guys and parmesan truffle fries for the table.
As it turns out, Conchi and I probably shouldn't have ordered anything, there was enough lobster and other shellfish at that table to feed all of us and a few more people to boot. But we really enjoyed our meal whether we ordered more than we needed or not. One thing was better than the next; the seafood sampling on The Grand Plateau was amazing, the lobster was so tender and delicious and the parmesan truffle fries were absolutely to die for. Hoover called it, the best lobster dinner is in fact served at a steakhouse. Before we left, I had the lobster carcases wrapped up so I can boil up some homemade lobster stock, which I will use to make bisque and lobster infused risotto.
The entire bill was as much as the average working man's wages for a week but that's ok, because I love living large, especially when it is on Hoover's nickel.