Wednesday, August 1, Little Rock, AR
It's 95 going on 10,000 degrees today in Little Rock and the 100% humidity isn't helping anything. August can be a tough month here to say the least. After cutting the grass this early evening, and sweating off about 5 pounds that I didn't really need to lose, I showered up and #1 and I met her aunt and uncle at the new Bonefish Grill that just opened up. I'd seen this chain in Virginia but had never tried it. My loss! Everything we had was excellent plus. We started with the Bang Bang Shrimp and Maryland Crab Cakes starters, followed with four different fish entrees. #1 had the parmesan encrusted trout, I had the Alaskan halibut and her aunt and uncle had the salmon and grouper. I highly recommend any of those items as well as the restaurant in general. Great service, great ambiance, and we'll definitely be making a return visit real soon. Now, you ask. Surely there must have been wine consumed? Yes, there was indeed. And good wine at that! So good that we ended up buying a second bottle after the first one was gone. Our choice was the 2006 Bridgeview Blue Moon Pinot Noir from Oregon's Bridgeview Vineyards. Perfectly balanced in every way that exhibited a dark, ruby color in the glass giving way to a wonderful nose of luscious cherry and raspberries. In the mouth a wonderful mix of fruit and spices with a finish that couldn't have been better planned by the winemaker. So good I wanted each sip to last and last. Not sure what this retails for in the store but it is listed on the vineyard website at $17.95/bottle. Worth every penny! Get some wherever you can! One of the easiest 5 Corkscrew ratings I've given this year. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Bridgeview Pinot Noir!