It seems that vendors always want to go to lunch in the holidays – it really does spur the economy and it’s a chance for me to try new places. The other day we stopped at Eddie Merlot’s in Warrensville, just outside of Naperville and lunched exquisitely.
I started out with their cabernet house wine, it was fruity and very drinkable and complimented the main fillet mignon nicely. The first appetizer, shrimp, was fun, but when it’s served over dry ice it has a special flair.
The sesame calamari was perfectly cooked – soft and tender, one of the best I have had.
Then it was the ahi tuna on wonton chips sashimi ( raw ) but nicely seasoned
By now, we were on our second glass of wine, it was a Friday late lunch when the main course arrived, and it was very tender and tasty.
Then for dessert, they bill their carrot cake as “the world’s best” and it was very good. The piece was the size of a brick and we had one for the table that we all shared. This is absolutely a visit again restautant, but priced for special occassions.