Monday, March 20, 2017

Fleming's Southern Hemisphere Event - and a GIVEAWAY!

The folks at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar invited me out recently to check out their Southern Hemisphere Wine Harvest event. This fun event celebrates the flavors of the Southern Hemisphere during the region's annual wine harvest. We've been lucky enough to dine at Fleming's several times in the past, so I knew we would be in for a treat, and eagerly took them up on their offer. As always, the food was delicious and the service was truly unbeatable. From the second we hit the front door until the moment we left, we were treated like kings (and no, they didn't know I was a blogger when I was there).


The meal was wonderful, as well. We started with Fleming's wonderful complimentary bread, which was served fresh from the oven. It came with chardonnay cheddar and champagne brie spreads - a fun diversion from the usual butter.

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My husband is a fan of the wedge salad. We split one of these, and thank goodness - pictured is my half of the salad, and I think the photo makes it look quite a bit smaller than it really was. The slab of bacon served with it was divine (sorry for the lighting on this pic - I'm experimenting with a flash trick that Linda Nguyen taught me - still learning!)

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For my entrée, I chose the New Zealand Rack of Lamb from the Southern Hemisphere menu. It was served over a generous bed of truffle-parsley mashed potatoes and crispy leeks, a melt-in-your-mouth concoction that totally made me swoon. The lamb was super tender with excellent flavor.

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My husband ordered the Double-Thick Pork Rib Chop with a julienne of apples, jicama, apple cider, and a creole mustard glaze (this was from their regular menu). This caveman-esque slab of meat was very impressive!

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Sadly, both of us took home a substantial amount of leftovers and did not have room for dessert. It was a bit crushing, as I had my eye on their walnut turtle pie!

Not only did Fleming's make us feel like royalty, they want to make YOU feel the same way! So they've given me a $100 credit to give away to a lucky reader! (It basically works like a gift card, except that it has to be used in a single visit and can't be used for alcoholic beverages, gratuity, or taxes). 

Would you like to win it and enjoy a totally splurge-y meal? To enter, leave me a comment telling me what you'll order off Fleming's menu if you win.  I'll pick a winner at random on Monday, March 27th (because we all need a little something to make Mondays better). You can get up to two additional entries by following me on Instagram and/or following me on Twitter - just please leave me comments here letting me know you've done so (if you already follow me, that counts too!)  NOTE: this can be used at any Fleming's location in the U.S., so you don't have to live in Austin to take advantage of this giveaway.  Good luck!

49 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That wedge salad looks delicious!!

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  2. I would order the New Zealand Rack of Lamb because it looks amazing:) YUM. (This is Ingrid)

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  3. Now following on Twitter and Instagram:)

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  4. Love that they offer something more than simple butter with the bread! You know I can never resist a perfect steak, so I'll be ordering the main filet served Oscar-style topped in lump crab meat. I already follow you on all the platforms :-)

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  5. The lobster tempura. I love Flemings!!

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  6. Sea bass & I do follow you on both...now :-)

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  7. Ohhh, I am all about the Tenderloin Carpaccio!

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  8. Oh, and I already follow you everywhere ;)

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  9. Just because, since there's no Flemings within hundreds of miles of me, and I like a little steak porn in the morning: I'd obviously do the rib eye with the truffle-poached lobster with freaking caviar.

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  10. There is a Fleming's 30min from me. For the first time in all your blogging I can just stop in and have one of your experiences. This is really exciting for me.
    So... I am having a hard time choosing and would probably make a meal of smalls -- short ribs and scallops with grits, maybe throw on a side of asparagus or Brussel sprouts, the latter of which Big Frog has recently discovered a latent love for. Drooling over here...

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  11. And now I follow you on Instagram too.

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  12. I'm curious about the aged steaks. Butter poached lobster on the side.
    I follow you both on IG & Twitter. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. That pork chop looks fairly enticing. If I can't eat it all I'll take it home and use it as a club as needed.

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    1. Ha! Always good to have a plan B... ;)

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  14. NY strip for me... With a side salad for kathyphantastic ;-)

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  15. Michelle,
    I would order the NY strip -- my fav! Following you on IG and Twitter. Have not been to Fleming's yet, that would be a great anniversary dinner!
    Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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  16. I'd order New Zealand rack of lamb and since this is an anonymous comment, I'll privately contact you to identify me. Thank you.

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  17. Sounds fantastic! Well, having my druthers would lead to the following:
    Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
    Modern Caesar
    Prime Dry-Aged Ribeye with Truffle-Poached Lobster
    Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    Chocolate Lava Cake

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  18. Always the Prime Strip, sometimes Oscar and sometimes pure. The Monkey loves the 6 Oz filet.

    I ready follow you everywhere! :)

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  19. I would get crispy brussels sprouts and the petite filet mignon oscar style. You are followed everywhere by me ;)

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  20. Petite filet w/ truffle lobster! This is Alice LC, and I love following you on Twitter & Instangram. Your posts are always a delight!

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  21. I wanna get the rack of lamb!

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  22. So much goodness on the menu, but it's ribeye for me. Thanks for the beautiful review. I also follow you on Instagram and Twitter.

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  23. I think I'd order the Chilean Sea Bass because I really want to try the ORANGE SESAME SPINACH that comes with it but every time I hear "sea bass" I think of the Austin Powers movie where they have a tank of Mutant Sea Bass so I might change my mind at the last minute and order lobster tempura.

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  24. Laaaamb! But I must say I am entirely curious about the butters you mentioned!

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  25. Beautiful photos! I'd eat all the things off the appetizer menu- homemade burrata, jumbo lump crab cakes, tenderloin carpaccio! Yes.

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  26. I already follow you on Insta and Twitter :)

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  27. great giveaway! i've always wanted to try this place! i'd try the north atlantic lobster tails. sounds amazing!

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  28. i followed you on instagram under kailove07

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  29. i also followed you on twitter under briar_o

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  30. Already follow on Insta.....I'd order all of the small plates + crispy brussel sprouts. Though Kurt says there will most definitely be lamb in that scenario!

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  31. I love their steaks but that double breast of chicken with white wine, mushrooms and leek sauce sounds so good!

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  32. You had me at laaaaaamb! My favorite protein 😁

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  33. I'm in - give me the strip. Because steak.

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  34. aaaaand a new Twitter follow. Well done! [Not the steak.]

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  35. I would like the bloomsdale spinach salad

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  36. I'm all about that Wedge Salad! I'd definitely be ordering crab legs too.

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  37. Flemings is a favorite, I frequently splurge with family at the Quarry in San Antonio😋. Love the wedge salad,sliced filet with mushroom risotto, and end with fantastic chocolate lava cake, the whipped topping is stunning!

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  38. Seafood tower, enough said

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  39. I would order the Barbecue Scottish Salmon Fillet.

    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  40. I follow you on instagram (Kellywcu)

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  41. I follow you on twitter(kellydpa)

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  42. And the winner is...South Austin Foodie! Congrats, and I'll be contacting you to coordinate getting the gift credit to you! Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and enter!

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    1. Thank you so much! This is going to be very tough deciding on what to order!

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