Monday, August 15, 2011

Beauty-full Girls Guide to Surviving a Steakhouse Giveaway, Fleming's Steakhouse

Fleming's Steakhouse - Bone-in Filet Mignon "Oscar Style"
Petite Filet Mignon with Lobster

My girlfriends and I make it a point to have a 'girl's night out' at least once a week. I look forward to our dinner dates because it is a great excuse to sip on cocktails and catch up on all the current gossip, laugh, and most importantly, enjoy a good meal. As much as we love to indulge on a chocolate cake every week when we see each other, the girls and I find different ways to compromise the chocolate cake calories (we do have about five spoons attacking one cake.)

Usually, when we dine at a steakhouse it would often lack healthier options, i.e, a baked potato smothered in butter, sour cream and bacon is married to the steak. So, on a care-free warm weekday night, my girlfriend Laila and I dined as guest of Fleming's Steakhouse and ordered up a storm of guilt-free dishes. Don't get me wrong, Fleming's offers all the traditional steakhouse staples like the well-dressed baked potato but there were also so many other healthier options.

We were kindly greeted by the staff and embraced by the leather booths, warm lights and an active open kitchen. Fleming's offers a 99 calorie skinny cocktail, the Russian Prom Queen. A fun and light cocktail to clink and cheers to a wonderful night. To begin, Laila and I split a Fresh Mozzarella and Sweet Tomato salad. The cold tart cherry tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar served with cold mozzarella was a nice way to start the evening.

Fleming's Steakhouse - Tomato Mozzarella Salad
Split Plate of Fresh Mozerella and Sweet Tomato Salad

Next, I couldn't pass up the Seared Ahi Tuna served with a vegetable salad in a mustard sauce. Our server said it was one of his favorites and the best seared ahi tuna he had in any restaurant. I am a fan of tuna because it is lean and I love the texture of the seared crust and medium rare center. Plus, tuna is full of vitamins and omega 3 so it was a win-win situation.

Fleming's Steakhouse - Seared Ahi Tuna Salad
Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Of course at a steakhouse I ordered a steak for my main dish, the bone-in rib eye and a side of sauteed french green beans. Our server told us the bone adds about 40% more flavor. He was right, the bone-in rib eye was very flavorful, just the right amount of crispy sear from the flames. And of course, I did not polish off the entire steak and had leftovers for lunch the next day. Graciously, Fleming's website has recipes for the leftover steak. I made the steak and vegetable lettuce wraps for lunch the next day. Click here for the recipe.

Fleming's Steakhouse - Bone-in Ribeye

Instead of a carb heavy side dish I went with the Sauteed French Green Beans which retained the fresh crunch but still tender. I think the green beans should be married to the steak.

Fleming's Steakhouse - Sauteed French green beans

After my savvy healthier picks for dinner I went ahead and ordered dessert. I ordered the the frozen ginger lemon pie, a little treat to end a warm glowy night with great conversation. I really did make an excellent choice, the frozen custard was tart and cool, it really picked up the palate at the end of the night. Oz called me when we finished dinner and I told him about my meal. He was drooling and he is someone who loves to order an extra side of baked potato with his steak.

Fleming's Steakhouse - Gingersnap icebox cake
Frozen ginger lemon pie

Do you want to enjoy the same meal I had at Fleming's Steakhouse? There is also a gluten free menu!

I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to Fleming's steakhouse and a makeup goody bag, click here for locations.

Flemings
You can win this!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about how you would use your Fleming's Steakhouse gift certificate. For a second entry, follow me on twitter @bonni_bella. I will announce the winner on Monday, August 22, 2011.

You can also recreate the sounds of clinking cocktails glasses at home. Below is Fleming's recipe for the 99 calories skinny 'Russian Prom Queen' cocktail.

russian-prom-queen

Cheers!

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12 comments:

Brinabobina said...

Loved this blog, thanks for sharing! I have been obsessed with skinny girl low cal drinks. The Russian Prom Queen looks like a definite must try! I would definitely use the gift card to quench my work stress thirst by downing some guilt-free low cal drinks. Also, ordering a steak with the the bone-in looks very appealing knowing that the server himself says it offers 40% more flavor, sold! I have never been to Fleming's Steakhouse so a gift card would be a perfect way to experience the cuisine! ;)
Thank you!

Mabel C. said...

Yum! Love the review! Sounds delicious and fun. If I were to win the $50 gift card, I would definitely make it a "girls night out" and try to enjoy a night like yours.

Thank's for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Yummy looks good. I want to try this place!!

Jimmy N. said...

This place looks great. I would like to take my girlfriend here.

Tiffany Y. said...

Looks AMAZING!! The bone-in rib eye literally made my tummy growl!! ... and the frozen ginger lemon pie is going to be a must try!! Thanks for sharing... always looking for new places try!! =)

Ferdinand Rafols said...

I want to take my wife there :) :)

Johnny N. said...

mmmmm.....looks delicious!!! hungry now...

Marina said...

What a Great blog!!! I'm totally going to tweet about this!

Btw...that seared ahi tuna salad looks delicious!!! Oh and the Russian prom queen...makes me want to say nazdarovie!

Lena Lim said...

lol. I don't even know if we have the restaurant in Philadelphia! I don't want $50!!
You guys should come on over!

Belinda said...

Love your blog!!! Thanks for sharing all your experience with us. It helps us with deciding new places to check out or new dishes to make at home. I didn't even realize that we had a Fleming's in the Bay Area. Please keep posting away :)

Stephanie sweet said...

Ooh I definitely have to check this place out, the food looks delicious and goes well with the ambiance. The Petite Filet Mignon with Lobster and the seared ahi tuna looks tasty & mouth watering..drools..I hope I win the $50 so I can indulge in this happiness :) Thanks!

Lisa said...

I would bring my mom for sunday brunch so we can enjoy and cocktail and a leisure meal of steak and salad.

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