Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Last week we had a special dinner with special friends in Austin.
We dined at Roy's.
Roy's is billed as Hawaiian Fusion which means, I think, a merging of Southwest and Hawaiian cuisine. Shoot me, Roy, if I'm all that wrong.
The combination of seafood fused with spicy southwest flavor, however, is indisputably good evoking thoughts of "I want to have Roy's baby" from around the restaurant.
The decor was subdued and we were offered a corner table away from the raucous bar, suitable for conversation. It was perfect. Roy's specializes in ESP, apparently, because our table was just right. We could enjoy the sights and sounds of the restaurant, but still enjoy intimate conversation amongst ourselves.
We started with Lobster Pot Stickers (not pictured) which were served on a long rectangular tray artistically decorated with spicy miso butter sauce.
This was followed with entrées of butterfish and sablefish. Artfully presented, the meals were served on large, square, heated plates and accompanied by an interesting medley of vegetables and sushi rice.
Desert was ordered when I made the reservations on-line: melting hot chocolate soufflé.
I ordered four.
Four were eaten.
There were no doggie bags.
Melted Hot Chocolate Soufflé
Dooce not tempted! Not at all. Not even a little bit. Not even to the point of licking the plate. Nope. She's a rock!