Carolyn’s birthday!

To celebrate Carolyn’s birthday, we took her to Blu Seafood in Durham last Saturday. ( had recommended it to me and we all thought the menu looked VERY promising.)

Carolyn had a cocktail that was a sort of bourbon mojito with blue sugar crystals on the rim of the glass. I had a tempranillo blend and Chuck had a chardonnay.

Chuck had the spinach salad with goat cheese, Carolyn had the crab dip (which, disappointingly, was served with grocery store crackers) and I had the cracked conch appetizer with wasabi aoli.

I had the baramundi Whole Fish, Carolyn had Sautéed Shrimp and Diver Scallops with Butternut Squash Risotto and Chuck had the mahi mahi Catch of the Day.

We shared dessert.

They make a blueberry crumble that is absolutely fantastic. Just enough crust to give it a little crunch and cinnamon and, somehow, they manage to keep most of the berries intact so that you get a little pop of juice when when you bite into them.

The chocolate bread pudding was divine, too, and I’m not really a bread pudding fan. I, frequently, have textural issues with it. This one was great. And even better when we dipped it into the hot chocolate with cayenne and whipped cream.

We decided that if we had skipped dessert, dinner would still have been magnificent and if we had gone there for dessert after dining somewhere else, it would still have been worth the trip.


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