Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Farradday's at the Isle Casino

It was my birthday weekend and Michelle and I decided to go to Farraday's at the Isle to celebrate. I had a coupon from the Isle for $50.00 towards food at any of their restaurants. Farraday's is a really beautiful restaurant and once inside you don't realize that your inside a casino.

It was late, so we had no difficulty in being shown to a very nice seat immediately. We chose a shell against the wall so we could sit next to each other and still do some good people watching. We ordered drinks and bread was served as we looked over the menu.

I was in the mood for ribs and Michelle wanted shrimp. We started with a bowl of French onion soup with two spoons. French onion is one of my favorites but not every place makes it to my taste. The presentation was excellent. The soup was served in a cast iron looking bowl which looked like an antique cast iron pot, but in miniature.

All the ingredients were there but the soup lacked the "pizazz" that I expected from a restaurant of this caliber. What a let down!

Michelle than ordered a super sized shrimp cocktail with eight super sized jumbo shrimp. I'm not a shrimp aficionado so I reneged on tasting them but Michelle said they were great!
This appetizer can be ordered with up to 12 jumbo shrimp.

Next came the baby back ribs. I ordered a full rack with a side of French fries. Michelle got a baked sweet potato since we were going to split up the ribs. The rack was large and was plenty for both of us. They were cooked perfectly. They didn't "fall off" the bone but came off easily once you grabbed a bite. The ribs were good but next time I'm going to try one of their steaks!

We finished up with coffee and the best tasting coconut cream pie I have ever eaten in my life. It would be worth a trip there just to have the pie!

Michelle must have clued them in that it was my birthday and they brought the pie with a sparkling candle and surrounded our table singing "happy birthday" to me.

I think Farraddays' is a great place to have a very nice dinner without breaking the bank. Good service, good food, good value! tell them you read about it at http://www.whiteplatespecial.com/
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