Fleming’s Steakhouse Summer Specials – Small Plates / Big Pours & Sunday Brunch
Fleming’s Steakhouse is well known for being one of the best fine dining steakhouses, but most people don’t know that they also have some of the best specials available. I have two recommendations for my readers, the “Small Plates /Big Pours” special and their Wine Country Brunch Both of these specials provide you with very high quality food and reasonable prices.
Small Plates and Big Pours
Right Fleming’s is running an amazing special called ”Small Plates/Big Pours.” This special provides a generous sized “small plate” with a glass and a half worth of wine for just $24.95. For the quality of food and wine, this is a really good deal! What I liked about this special is that you could enjoy a balanced portion of food and a big glass of wine ,without feeling too full This special runs seven days a week through June 30th, so take advantage of it ASAP.
Below are their suggested pairings for the “Small Plates /Big pours” special. Of course you can always mix and match to tour heart’s content, but I would follow Fleming’s pairing suggestions.
New Zealand Petite Lamb Chop with Petite Sirah Parducci True Grit
The lamb was simply amazing, simply grilled to perfect medium-rare, exposing the natural lamb flavors. The Petite Sirah Parducci was smooth and sophisticated with accents of spice and herb, which compliments and enhances the flavors of flame grilled lamb. One a side note, this wine ranks on my top 10 wines that I have experienced this year.
Fleming’s Lobster Tempura with Chardonnay- Francsiscan, Napa Valley
You can never go wrong with lobster buttery rich lobster is lightly dipped in a tempura and fried to a golden brown. The tempura enhanced the buttery nature of the lobster and provided a nice flavor contrast. The buttery flavors from the oak-aged Franciscan Chardonnay added a smooth creamy roundness to the palate, which complimented the crunchy of the tempura. A little bite of heaven.
Colossal Shrimp Skewers with Pinot Gris –Villa Wolf, Platz Germany
Colossal sized shrimp were citrus grilled on open flame and served with a chimichuri sauce and salad. The dish has a sweet, tangy and herbal medley of flavors, which matched nicely with the German Pinot Gris. The Pinot gris has a mineral, apple and lemon notes which cut through the chimichuri. The oak barrel aging also provides a layer of cream to the palate which accentuates the shrimp’s sweet proteins.
Ahi Tuna with Pinot Noir, A to Z Wine Works Oregon
This is a lovely dish made with ahi tuna , salad and a spicy sauce. With low tannins and fruit forward taste, this wine mellows out the spiciness of the sauce and enhances the flavor of the fatty tuna.
New Bedford Scallops and with Sauvignon Blanc, Hanna Russian River Valley
Plump pan roasted scallops were served with a medley of sauteed vegetables. The richness of the scallops and the butter were accentuated and rounded out with the Sauvignon Blanc. The mineral and grassy notes of the Sauvignon Blanc, paired well with the mixed vegetables. These scallops were delicious, juicy and seasoned just right.
Bonus item that I tried, slow roasted pork belly
Some of the other items available on the Small Bites /Big Pours Menu that I did not try.
- Sliced Filet Mignon with Merlot, Esk Valley Gimblet Gravels New Zealand
- Braised Short Ribs with Cabernbet, b.R. Cohn Silver North Coast
Wine Country Brunch
Right when the Small Plates and Big Pours special ends on June 30th, there will be a perfect program starting, The Wine Country Brunch. Every Sunday from 10am-2pm, starting June 30th, Fleming’s will be opening up early and feature a very special brunch offering. They will feature several brunch favorites that have received the Fleming’s treatment, converting standard brunch items into into pieces of food art.
A la carte Items include:
Filet Mignon Eggs Benedict– Fleming’s famous filet mignon is served on a traditional English muffin, wilted arugula Bernaise sauce
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes – Buttermilk pancakes are dotted with lemon-flavored ricotta and served with wildflower honey, blueberry maple syrup and country sausage.
Baked Brioche French Toast with Walnut Crisp – A layered French toast creation with pan-style brioche French toast, layered with vanilla-orange custard. It is complimented with a walnut streussel, maple-blackberry syrup and country sausage.
The Prime Burger with Fried Egg – Fleming’s famous burger is served with a friend egg, avocado, gruyere and fries.
The Wine Country Brunch will also feature a roaming Cocktail Cart that will be serving “Garden to Glass” Bloody Mary’s and Sparking cocktails, all crafted table-side to get your motor running.
My Final Thoughts
For many people Fleming’s Steakhouse has come to be associated as a special occasion restaurant, although their menu is diverse to be approachable for any night. The Small Plates/Big Pours special is a great example, the right sized portions are perfect for a mid-week indulgence with friends. The addition of the Sunday Wine Country Brunch is perfect for a casual Sunday afternoon meal with family and friends. With the majority of brunch items around $18, you can enjoy fine dining food for just a few dollars more than your local chain restaurants brunch.