For an appetizer we ordered the Crispy Florida Gator Tail with zesty Remoulade. Now I’ve had gator in Louisiana, but these tails were melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Lightly battered and flash fried, the tails were light and crispy without making me feel like I was clogging my arteries just eating them.
The presentation of the main course was spot on. My Filet Mignon Flatbread with goat cheese and carmelized onions was tender and juicy with a slight crunch from the flatbread. The filet was a deep pink just the way I like it.
Everyone else ordered the burger with varying sides. The Lobster Mashed Potatoes alone are a good enough reason to stop through Embers. A mix of sauteed lobster and butter whipped potatoes, this dish combines two of my favorite things without tasting too fishy.
At some point during our meal two of the University of Florida’s star foobtall players, Brandon Spikes and Brandon James, came to sit at the bar behind us. Being the outlandish person that I am I went up and talked to them. Yes, Brandon Spikes will be playing against South Carolina on Saturday. And yes, you will be sure to see me at Embers again and again.