|A look at the inside of the restaurant - this is the whole place...tiny!|
The only problem was that we had the kids, and this is not a cheap place to eat. But as my boyfriend reminded me several times throughout the night, it was for my birthday and we don't do this all the time. Ok, fine.
The restaurant is tiny, and seems a bit stuffy when you first walk in. I could see the servers baulking at us because we brought kids with us; it was rather funny. The first thing I did after being seated was take the girls to the bathroom downstairs, out of earshot, to have a little chat with them about acting like 'ladies'. We even practiced holding our pinkies up as we sipped our imaginary drinks. They got a kick out of this and I figured if I made it fun, they would actually listen. I have to say, they were great, so it must have worked. They behaved, and acted very mature...until I got a little wine in me, and my BF and I got them going. Oh well.
We ordered starters and a bottle of wine. The kids shared "Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail and Gazpacho" which speaks for itself. The shrimp were huge, and served in a martini glass with a gazpacho and vodka salsa on the side. They enjoyed it.
I ordered the Baked Oysters. These were incredibly rich and delicious. Almost too rich, but I was in the mood to indulge. The oysters were baked with pancetta, baby spinach, diced tomatoes and parmesan cheese in a creamy white wine sauce. Creamy is an understatement. Check out the picture below.
|Fishermans Wharf Baked Oysters - $16.00|
|Fishermans Wharf Scallops and Margarita - $14.00|
For dinner, my older daughter and BF ordered the same meal, the Lobster Fettuccine. This was described as fettuccine with wild mushrooms, diced tomato and fresh asparagus, in olive oil and white wine sauce, drizzled with black truffle oil and topped with black caviar. My daughter was a little hesitant about the caviar, since she didn't know what it was, but we assured her that it was just 'salty seasoning' (why tell her the truth? It tastes like salty seasoning, I knew she wouldn't know the difference). She also asked for her dish without mushrooms, but my BF left everything as is. I tasted his, and it was incredible. There were large chunks of lobster, and the sauce was great. Everything was so fresh.
|Fishermans Wharf Lobster Fettuccine - $29.00|
|Fishermans Wharf Southwestern BBQ Chicken Fettuccine - $20.00|
Who doesn't love a sweet treat after an amazing meal? Regretfully, I didn't get a picture of this, because we dug in so fast that I didn't have a chance. The kids ordered the Trio Cheesecake dish which was supposed to be a piece each of chocolate, New York, and creme brulee cheesecake. When they brought it out, the server explained that they did not have any creme brulee cheesecake left, so he brought a creme brulee instead. My BF and I shared this.
Let me start by saying I don't normally like creme brulee. Every time I have ever tried this, no matter where I go, it just tastes like caramel pudding to me. Nothing to get excited over. But this creme brulee was OUTSTANDING. I could not believe how creamy and rich it was. I could taste the cream, and the hint of caramel flavor..the vanilla bean..oh my, it was such a delight for the taste buds. Like really. Totally amazing.
Other offerings on the Wharf's menu included a variety of salads (ranging from $8-$32 depending on the seafood in it and whether it was a side salad or entree). There were many seafood dishes including salmon, sole, sea bass, Tasmanian sea trout, and black cod (ranging from $20-$32).
On the cover of their menu, they feature their award winning seafood platter which includes lobster, scallops, oysters, shrimp, mussels, and I'm sure a few other tasty seafood delights. I did see a couple of people order this and it looked great. You can get this platter for one for $70.00 or for two for $100.00.
|Fishermans Wharf Seafood Platter|
All things considered, this was a fantastic but expensive meal. Our bill came to $365. My BF tried to hide it from me - he knew this would inevitably cause a heart attack right in the middle of the dining room. I saw it though, and I almost died. Thank goodness this isn't a regular occurrence for us, and that's the only way I can justify spending a small fortune on one meal.
Thank you darling BF for a wonderful birthday meal. It was one that will be hard to forget. I can still taste the creme brulee....mmm...