American Seafood in America – An Indian Foodie’s perspective
In a nutshell:
As u start eating, u turn speechless, maybe start singing / making gestures purely out of joy, may experience ecstasy……………. or attain nirvana in Eatopia.
Restaurant Website: Legal Seafood
Meal for 2: US$70 onwards
Cuisine Type: Nonvegetarian
Short description – In case u r in a hurry:
We were recommended this place by a friend from Boston. The soft & non chewy scallops r to die for & so is the lobster. The Lobster was recommended by another friend. The crab cake was the best I had in my whole life & was totally different from all other versions I have had. Three fish fillets were delicious & the sea weed ‘sides’ was very curious & cool. The otherwise mundane onion rings also were also having a unique texture & taste. Even an hour after having the food, I feel the sense of fulfillment expressed by my taste buddies.
Detailed Description – In case u have the time to enjoy Reading:
As we took seat, a portly aged Lady came for service – The way she was talking made us feel as if we know each other for some time now. She was extremely helpful throughout & I must say that a lot of credit goes to her for making the Dinner so memorable.
For Drinks we said Mojito & she suggested that we go for the House special Mojito & that was really good.
Before the Dinner, came few breads & some butter. The oval shaped breads were crisp from top, soft from within & very tasty as well.
The scallops were soft, mildly externally flavored & had profuse natural flavor. The meat did not have strands, were not chewy & they were melt in the mouth. InIndia we had it as good only in Brittos in Baga Beach in Goa.
The crab cake was very different in texture & hence the taste. All crabcakes I have had before were a paste of crabmeat made into a shape. This one was more of a dollop of crabmeat with the strands of the crabmeat stil intact but cooked & spiced up in such a way that it was drooling good. Forget getting t so good in India – I have never had it so good in US, Far East, China or Hongkong as well.
The miscellaneous fishes – Salmon, Tuna & Cod were very good – They did not have that dryness or the ‘fishy smell’ that I have mentioned in my two earlier posts but they were not ‘mindblowing ‘ / ‘out of the world’ kind. The shrimps were outstanding though & very few people can manage such a good taste without putting too much of spices.
The Lady asked us whether we want the lobster was to be served full or she shud serve just the lobster meat. We opted for the second option so that we look decent in the restaurant. What came in looked pretty normal but the moment the food landed on the tastebuds, they went out into a state of Frenzy. Natural taste of fabulous lobster couple with the Chef’s mastery due to which the meat was soft & absolutely non chewy. ………… lack words to describe how good.
The lobster was served with onion rings – it was so good that even a hardcore carnivore like me gobbled up a large portion inspite of having so many cooked animals on the table!!!! It was thin cut pieces of onion batter fried with a very crispy & flaky layer. Vry different & much better than what u get at TGIF or in other places in India.
The seaweed (green bowl) served with the lobster was new for all of us – It was mildly sweet, mildly sour, very mildly sweet ,slightly slimy thin green strands with seeds looking like sesame. Tasted very new & quite good. Have not come across this in India.
Overall – Memorable, fresh & excellent ingredients that make their presence felt & a gem of a Chef…………….& of course an amazing Lady who guided us thru the menu.