Sunday, August 2, 2009

Liam Fitzpatrick's

I'll visit here again!

Had a nice meal at Liam Fitzpatrick's in Lake Mary last night with a friend. We'd been here once before for a drink and an appetizer, so decided to try a full meal. We were not disappointed.

We started with the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and they were wonderful, served with an outstanding horseradish and stone ground mustard sauce. There was no "bready" taste or consistency so often found in a dish of this type. The stuffing was excellent in every way, and the presentation on shredded lettuce with a dusting of shredded parmesan was grand. We were both disappointed when all five of them were gone.

My side salad was good, though a bit on the small side for $2.95, the portion disappointing. My friend had the baked potato soup, it was wonderful. The potatoes were well cooked but not mushy. Yumm!

For my entree I had the Chipotle Chicken Flatbread. The smooth and creamy texture of the goat cheeese somewhat tried to overwhelm this dish, but the nice heat of the chipotle and the crispy flatbread tamed it a bit. Add the sweetness of the caramelized onions and the roasted peppers along with the chicken, and I loved this dish--and the portion was nice--not too much.

My friend had the St. James Irish Steak Stew. Sirloin tips in a rich stew served in a bread bowl. This had the flavor of a long-simmered stew. The meat was cooked perfectly, the vegetables soft and "beefy" in flavor. A hint of wine. This was a wonderful dish. The side of mixed seasonal veggies seemed more like an afterthought and was not really notable.

This was a good meal and the service provided by Max was attentive. But I did have one complaint.... We sat by the window and were able to watch the comings and goings outside in this nice setting, but the windows were dirty on the outside! Yuck! Please, clean your windows. I'm sure it's hard to maintain, but it's the little things that could have taken this good dining experience and made it truly great!

Total damages including a beer and an iced tea came to $48.75 plus tax and a generous tip!

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