Monday, February 23, 2015

The Hill!

Hello! And happy Valentines Day and winter break to everyone. For Valentines Day dinner I took my girlfriend to The Hill Chop House & Seafood and got the Valentines Day's special, here's how it went:

For our first dish we had chocolate covered strawberries... In a drink. We were given both elevated shot glasses which was not what I expected. I inside the glass was strawberry juice with chocolate topped and rimmed on it. The drink tasted awful, so bitter with almost no sweet to contrast which I assume they were going for. But my girlfriend and I had fun trying to get it down as fast as possible. 

The second dish to come out was a Tomato Bisque. I mean, pretty hard to screw up. The bisque tasted like pizza sauce that was warm and poured into a bowl. As you can see I'm not a huge fan of tomato-based soups.

Our main dish finally comes out. A 10oz filet mignon and two lobster tails. We split the dish in half obviously and each had 5oz and one tail. The lobster was just heavenly and melted in my mouth. It was so sweet and so succulent and it made my mouth very happy. The filet was good, very tender and very juicy. Though not the best steak I have ever eaten it was quite good. We were also served a standard mashed potatoes and asparagus as our sides.

For desert we were given a single milk shake to share. It was a chocolate milkshake that was basically the same as anywhere you'd buy one. Though it was a nice touch to end the meal. The bill was paid with one eye open and we called for our valet. As I drove away I knew I'd return to this restaurant, for it had potential to make my mouth into a river. But sadly that was not this visit. 

Overall: 3 out of 5

Friday, February 6, 2015

Jumps!

I decided to venture on my own this week and I found myself at Jumps! This is how it went:

    As I walk into the restaurant there is a very homely and warm feel. A waitress comes up to me and I am seated and given a menu. Though I'm too amazed by the gigantic silverware to look at the menu right away. But when I do I am very disappointed, the menu is exceedingly small  with very few choices. Not really my cup of tea, but I do know that very fancy and good restaurants have these kinds of menu's so I have faith. I look throught the menu and I only understand about 10 out of the 20 things on the menu being 15 years old and all. But I order the good old fashioned French Toast with a side of bacon and a water. Obviously the water was nothing special, water is water. But the appearance of my meal when it was served was very promising. They also delivered hot syrup to my table, and my god that syrup was amazing, so sweet and the fact that it was hot made it all the better. The bacon was sizzled to perfection and had a very good ratio of meat to tasty fat on each strip with a mild crispyness. And when dipped in the syrup it tasted like the last supper in my mouth. The French Toast however tasted like a large soft piece of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It had no special features other than too much cinnamon. There also was no powered sugar witch was disappointing and I received butter through plastic containers like I was at a Big Boy's. The meal was aberage at best overall. The main meal of the toast was a large dissapontment and made me leave thinking I could have a better meal made myself. I paid my bill, tipped and left. Reminding myself that people will pay a lot of money for poor food at a fancy and well known place. 

Overall: 3 out of 5