Savor & Sip, Fleming’s Style
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is like a Chanel suit, it never goes out of style. With new restaurants opening all over Tampa Bay, Fleming’s remains on top with their timeless classics and innovative new dishes. I am thrilled to share their latest pairing menu which will dazzle your taste buds and satisfy your wine craving. For the month of January, they are offering their Sip and Savor menu which features two of their most popular steaks paired with an oversized “Big Pour” of one of their premium wines. Showcasing both their Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon and their Peppercorn Steak, this spectacular offering is only available for a limited time. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the beginning of 2013 than an evening at Fleming’s with one of these incredible steaks.
Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of tasting both of these luscious steaks and let me just tell you, I am still thinking about them. The Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon is center cut and is just plain fabulous! Topped with a decadent Gorgonzola cream sauce and finished with Porcini mushroom dust, it sits on top of grilled asparagus spears and your choice of an exquisite selection of wines. Biting into this steak sent me into such a state of bliss, all I could do was smile as I savored each incredible bite. Tender, juicy and mouth-watering, their filet is simply divine.
The other star of this menu is their Peppercorn Steak. This Prime New York Strip is topped with cracked black and white peppercorns and served with our proprietary “F17″ steak sauce and French green beans. The peppercorns really set this steak apart and give it a nice bit of spice without being too overpowering. The big and bold flavors of this dish are nicely complemented with the French green beans. If I had to choose a favorite of the two, I can honestly say I would not be able to, as both are incredible in their own way.
“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Pair one of these steaks with wine, and you have the perfect meal. Hand selected by Fleming’s Director of Wine are the following:
The Dreaming Tree Crush Merlot, North Coast
This crush is a collaboration between singer Dave
Matthews and famous winemaker Steve Reeder. With
notes of smoky berry and a pop of raspberry jam, this
wine has a fruity blackberry profile complemented with
a hint of a smoky, peppery flavor.
Women of the Vine Chardonnay, Central Coast
Women of the Vine is a collaboration of sustainable
growers and of winemakers like Alison Crowe, who
craft this pure, oak-free Chardonnay from Santa
Barbara and Monterey fruit. Full of aromas of
lemongrass, pineapple and honeysuckle and flavors of
passion fruit and honeydew.
Colby Red, California
A blend of five varietals, this crimson beauty delivers
aromas of star anise, ripe red cherries and raspberries,
followed by a generous palate with hints of clove spice.
A wine with a lot of heart; all sales of Colby Red go to
fund cardiac research.
Franciscan Chardonnay, Napa Valley
From famed Oakville region in Napa Valley, this rich
and round Chardonnay has vibrant aromas of Fuji
apple, ripe pear and nectarine. Bright pear-apple notes
with citrus and honey flavors display rich, crème brulee
highlights that lead to a creamy, lingering finish
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is the perfect time to treat that special someone to this fabulous menu at Fleming’s. I can tell you this, romance, much like Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, never goes out of style.
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