September 5, 2011

The Barrymore

I got the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary dinner at The Barrymore inside the Royal Resort before it's grand opening.  I loved every aspect of this restaurant during my dining experience!  The friendly staff and their service, interior decoration, the display of wine, selection of jazz music, food quality, and reasonable prices pleased me!  I hope my pictures can give the reader an idea of what I mean:

The beautiful dining room for dinner.  I don't want to spoil the surprise of what the entire place looks like.  You can look it up at another site if you're that curious... 
Freshly baked bread
Lobster Mac & Cheese - with mascarpone-tallegio cream sauce.  It definitely did NOT taste like it came from a box.
Lobster "Deviled Eggs" 
The Crispy Fried Outer Banks Calamari - with romesco sauce (our waiter raved about it!), herbs, and lemon
Pan Seared Foie Gras - Specially fattened duck or goose liver with vanilla bean French toast, fig and cherry chutney.  The liver had a slightly sweet taste.  If no one told me this was a liver, I'd assume it was some dessert!  
Diver Scallops - ox-tail stew, potato galette on the bottom and mushroom emulsion.  I've never seen scallops this thick and meaty looking before!
Pan-Seared Salmon - with roasted fennel, bouillabaisse broth, and saffron rouille
I had the Vadouvan Squash Curry - squash and root vegetables in curry, topped with cous cous.  It came in an interesting genie bottle-like cover to preserve the smell and heat (?) of the dish.

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