Wrapping Up Restaurant Week at McCormick & Schmick’s
As Charlotte Restaurant Week comes to an unfortunate end tonight, I couldnâ€™t have been more thrilled to spend it dining at McCormick & Schmickâ€™s in SouthPark. Upon walking in, my Restaurant Traffic foodie friend and I were given VIP treatment with excellent service, hospitality and a cozy cabana-style table. We ordered the shrimp cocktail as an appetizer, and even I shot raw oysters for the first time.
Ready to enjoy this last night of threeÂ courses for $30, my friend and I ordered from the Queen’s Feast menu. Although torn between multiple, delicious-sounding items on their menu, I eventually opted for the seared ahi tuna for my first course, one of my all-time favorite seafood dishes. It wasÂ topped with jalapeĂ±os, cilantro and pepper sauce, giving it a little kick but nothing too hot to handle. I absolutely loved them and will be going back for more. My friend chose the caesar salad topped with a house-made dressing and croutons. It was crispy, served cool and freshâ€”the perfect starter.
Being at a well-respected seafood restaurant, I felt it necessary to stick withÂ fish again for my next course. I ordered the bourbon-glazed salmon with sautĂ©ed spinach and mashed potatoes, which was a little outside of my comfort zone (I typically steer clear from anything bourbon flavored). The salmon ended up taking me by surprise by being light on the sauce instead of too overpowering. Cooked with the perfect amount of flavor, it was by far one of my favorite salmon dishes. The potatoes were so buttery and rich that I couldnâ€™t refrain from eating every last bite.
My food-loving friend, without hesitation, selected the crab-and-shrimp seafood-stuffed flounder served with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. She was extremely happy with her choice, and said the fish was very fresh and perfectly seasoned. The crab and shrimp was a wonderful addition to the flounder, and she agreed with me that the potatoes were out of this world.
Last, but certainly not least, was dessert. We shared the vanilla bean crĂ¨me brulĂ¨e and peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream. Even already completely satisfied, we still managed to eat the majority of both without any problem.
Our Sunday night at McCormick & Schmickâ€™s was an absolute success, and we canâ€™t wait to go back. It was a delicious way to end an amazing week of dining out at some of our favorite Queen City restaurants.
We hope youâ€™ve all enjoyed your dining experiences this week. Weâ€™d love to hear your stories and see your pictures so please check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and for everyoneÂ out enjoying the last night of Restaurant Week also, donâ€™t forget to use our own personal Uber code (RESTAURANTTRAFFIC) to get home safely. Entering the code will give an instant $20 off for all new Uber riders. Cheers!