Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
I went to Blu Seafood and Bar this past weekend and had a great tuna tataki special. The seared tuna was surrounded by a delicious mango sauce. Nice!
My Most Faithful Reader had the new crab and mango salad! She didn't offer to let me try it, but it looked gorgeous and she said it rivaled our favorite yellow fin tuna tartare.
On April 7th (tomorrow!), Blu will be unveiling their new spring menu. That's always an exciting time where I look forward to trying the Chef Tim Lyons's new creations and I also worry that my favorites will be gone. Of course, sometimes I'll see them again a year later, but I just never know. General Manager Eryk Pruitt assured me that Oysters Rockefeller would stay on this menu and I breathed a sigh of relief. Tuna Tartare will stay, because I don't think they want to cause any riots on 9th Street.
Disclosure: Every now and then, my MFRs and I get a free dessert at Blu. I don't know if it's because I blog irregularly about them or because I've been known to eat there three times in one week. General Manager Eryk occasionally accepts my 2nd Most Faithful Reader's invitations to Duke basketball games and Eryk buys him dinner at a variety of fine Durham restaurants, which is awfully nice of him. Chef Tim Lyons's mom comes over and says hi to me every time she's in town, which is awesome. General Manager Eryk provides incredibly entertaining and intellectually stimulating conversation with almost every visit, ensuring that I will be mentally prepared for the upcoming zombie apocalypse or the next Alamo, whichever comes first.