Friday, May 9, 2014

Erling Jensen

Erling Jensen
1044 S Yates Rd
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 763-3700

This is an amazing elegant Memphis in restaurant.  It is named after the chef, who did walk around and talk to us during our meal, which was, of course, a nice touch.


At the start of the meal, they walk around and offer you fresh bread.  They have a brown one and I white bread.  The brown one was much better than the other one.  


Then they gave us a complimentary amuse-bouche (which my blog is named for).  I can't remember what this one was, however.  


One member of our party ordered the saffron crawfish bisque, which to me, was amazing!  A great soup.  


Another person ordered a lemon grass soup.  He loved it, but I thought it was just ok.  


Then we each got a complimentary sorbet to cleanse our palate. One person ordered the Dover Sole Meunière with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat.  Fish with more seafood.  Yum.  


One person ordered the rack of lamb.  It was very tasty.  It comes with a pecan, mustard, garlic, and molasses crust.  


Per the server's recommendation, I had to order the filet of buffalo tenderloin with lobster Bearnaise.  I love a good rare steak and this one was melt in your mouth, and it combined some lobster chunks!  Seafood and steak is the perfect combo!


For dessert, we split the chocolate souffle.  It came with a milk chocolate cream that we dumped in the center.  It was so rich, but so good.  Sinfully good.  


We were each given a complimentary dessert square at the end of the meal.  


The prices seem high, but they really give you plenty of small courses that are complimentary.  The service is also impeccable, and the food is to die for.  It is really that good.  


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