January 26, 2012

Four Course Seafood Feast @ Red Lobster

The Four Course Seafood Feast is back at Red Lobster! For $18, you get a soup, salad, entrée, dessert, and best of all- unlimited cheddar bay biscuits! Yum! I know it sounds like that I'm advertising for Red Lobster, but I honestly thought it was an incredible deal! There was so much variety and food for such a good price. I personally don't love red lobster's quality of food, but those buttery biscuits really tug at my heartstrings. I just can't stop eating them!
You can choose between New England clam chowder and their soup of the day. We went with the chowder, and it was pretty hearty. There were a lot of potato chunks and vegetable, so I didn't feel like I was just eating cream. I wouldn't expect a really refined clam chowder from red lobster, so this more than met my expectations.
Then, you get your choice of fresh Caesar or Garden salad. My boyfriend got the Caesar, and I got a garden salad. Again, nothing too special, but it's nice to have some veggies with the meal. I also liked the large variety of salad dressings available to go with my garden salad (I went with Thousand Island, my favourite).
There are 7 choices for the entrée, unfortunately none of them involve lobster. Our choice was the hand-breaded shrimps, which came out a little too greasy for my liking. I also did not enjoy the pairing with the cocktail sauce at all.
My boyfriend went with the "create your own feast" option, and chose peppercorn-grilled sirloin and island jumbo coconut shrimp: hand-dipped in coconut batter, then fried to a golden brown. The coconut shrimp was served with a piña colada sauce. The steak was pretty mediocre to me, but my boyfriend was satisfied. To my surprise, I really enjoyed the coconut shrimp! I could actually taste the coconut bits in the batter, and its subtle sweetness was wonderful with the crunchy texture. It wasn't any less greasy than the hand-breaded shrimp, but in this case, I didn't mind it at all. The piña colada dipping sauce was also a great complement to the coconut flavours.
Our dessert from the four course feast was triple-chocolate brownie à la mode. It was unbearably sweet for me. I had one bite and that was more than enough. Luckily, the portion was quite small, so my boyfriend had no difficulty finishing it by himself.
We had a lot of leftovers to pack home. I barely touched the hand-breaded shrimp and packed most of it to go. All the potato sides were also untouched, because there was just too much food! I would certainly come back for the jumbo coconut shrimp, since that is one of the 7 options for the entrée. Even though not everything was fantastic, this $18 four course seafood feast undoubtedly has great value!
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  1. I think the biscuits from Red Lobster are to die for! I always limit myself because those things since they are terrible for the waistline, but I always fail. Oh wells.

  2. K, even though all the pics look good except for the shrimps ... still not sold on Red Lobster =S

  3. I haven't been to Red Lobster in ages.



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