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Madison Restaurant Week - Blue Marlin

The summer installment of Madison Magazine’s restaurant is underway!  My wife, Lindsay and I wasted no time in taking advantage of the amazing food and deals offered this week with a trip to The Blue Marlin on Sunday night.

Every time we go to The Blue Marlin we always ask ourselves why we don’t go there more often because it’s always so good.  Once again the Marlin did not disappoint.

We decided to dine outside.  The weather was perfect and the food was even better.
We both started off with Thai styled curried crab soup.  The combination of large crab chunks and Thai flavoring was delicious.  Deciding on the first course was tough because we also could have had a Caesar salad or steamed mussels.
 
For the main course, I went with the shrimp diablo which featured two large shrimp, penne pasta and chorizo.  The dish had a little kick to it which I always enjoy.  Lindsay went with the cornmeal crusted rainbow trout with cous cous tomato.  The chef had the perfect amount of cornmeal crust on the fish.  It wasn’t too heavy or too light.  The cous cous tomato was presented cold and was an ideal side dish to the trout.

For dessert Lindsay went with iced tea and lemon sorbets.  We had never had iced tea sorbet, but it was quite good.  In fact, Lindsay proclaimed it the best flavor of sorbet she’s ever tasted.  The combination with the lemon created a great summer drink in sorbet form and the butter cookie was the perfect topper.  I went with the chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream.  I love chocolate and think of myself as a brownie expert.  This brownie was fantastic as it had huge chunks of chocolate inside. 

Madison restaurant week runs through Friday night!  Don’t let the week slip by without checking out one of the great restaurants offering  great meals for just $25.


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