Date Night at Suite 100

July 9, 2010

Craig and I declared it a date night tonight. We don’t go out-to-eat too often (maybe once a month), and since it had been a while since we last went out, it was time to change that.

We chose Suite 100 in Anchorage because of its finer dining atmosphere but not too overly pricey.

Inside the setting is nice and open with tables and booths. Off to the left-hand side you can see the cooks making all the food. It would be fun to watch them, but that might be a little awkward.

Our meal got started with some warm, fresh sourdough and multigrain bread. Both kinds were chewy on the outside and soft in the middle. . . so good!!

We chose the Coco Prawns for an appetizer. We’ve actually had these before and thoroughly enjoyed them the first time, so why not get them again?

Each of the prawns were coated in coconut which provided a sweet but still savory taste. They were served with a tamarind-guava dipping sauce. (I honestly don’t know what that is; I just got it off the menu.) We thought it had some sort of applesauce base to it.

I had the Suite 100 Panzanella Salad, which contained grilled garlic croutons, mixed greens, Sweet 100 tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, and toasted pine nuts tossed with fresh basil.

This salad could have easily come from the main entree menu for its size. This was not a dinky little side salad; it was big enough for a meal.

I did like this salad, but there was WAY too much dressing on it. (I’m pretty sure that is even evident through the picture.) Every leaf of lettuce was doused in dressing, so I didn’t eat very much of it. After seeing the salad, I remembered the last time we came, our salads were heavy laden with dressing as well, so next time we will be sure to ask for the dressing on the side.

Craig ordered the Island Flank Steak which was dynamite! These tender cuts of meat were “marinated and pounded to tenderness and served pinwheel-style with pineapple soy-ginger glaze alongside fresh vegetables and rice pilaf.”  These cuts of beef melted in your mouth and carried a flavorful punch to them that we both enjoyed.

The amount of rice was perfect, and I got to eat all of the veggies because Craig isn’t a fan of cooked carrots or green beans. I was okay with that!!

It is fun to examine the presentation of the food.

After all of that, our tummies were full and it was time to head home to do some packing for our canoe trip tomorrow. Stay tuned for a recap.

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