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There are some restaurants in Cleveland that are “classic” favorites. Even if you don’t get there as often as you would like, you know whenever you get back there, a wonderful meal is waiting. Blue Point Grille is one of those places for me. In fact, Matthew had never been there, so I know it’s been awhile since I last went. Last week, Matthew, my parents, and I had a delicious dinner at Blue Point.
We started with cocktails from the inventive drink menu. Mine was a combination of campari, orange, and moscato. Matthew ordered the “Some Like It Hot,” which had curry powder in it. Spicy!
I love the horseradish kick to the cocktail sauce for the oysters. The cornmeal breading for the calamari made the dish light and crispy and gave it a little something different from the usual calamari.
For his entree, Matthew chose the “My Blue (Point) Heaven:” a five-ounce lobster tail, shrimp and scallops, and lobster mashers.
This is a great way to get a little taste of everything, but it’s a lot of food and very rich and filling! Frankly, I could make a meal on the lobster mashers alone: there are huge chunks of lobster in there.
For my entree, I chose the day boat scallops, served on top creamy parsnips with wild mushrooms and truffle brown butter.
I loved this dish! The scallops were perfectly cooked and the accompaniments blended to create delicious earthy flavors that weren’t too heavy. Also, it was enough food without making me overly stuffed.
My parents went with classic choices – Alaskan king crab legs for Mom and filet mignon Oscar for dad – and were completely satisfied.
Not being one to ever pass up dessert, Matthew and I split the pumpkin bombe.
This dessert is light, fluffy pumpkin mousse on top a graham cracker crust, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin seed brittle and served with cranberries. This may be my new favorite seasonal dessert. The cranberries helped moderate the sweetness of the mousse and the pumpkin seed brittle is just playful and fun.
It was another fantastic meal at one of my long-time favorite restaurants. What’s a Cleveland classic restaurant that you haven’t been to in too long?