Another Calorie Orgy – Dinner at Citricos

Last night, dinner was at Citricos in the Grand Floridian.  Using the monorail lines again to get there, we were a little late because we had to wait for the resort train.  No big deal, the restaurant wasn't exactly knocking them dead.

I wasn't so impressed with the Grand Floridian.  It's wallowing in its own self-importance and the entire place seems rather pompous.  It's the only location in the entire kingdom where I had to show my id when making an 8 dollar purchase with my credit card.  I liked the Contemporary much better, and even the employees seemed more friendly there.

I started the meal with coffee, and was surprised when the waiter brought over a french press.  Then I was little worried that I wouldn't sleep that night - turns out that I had nothing to worry about.  Dean ordered a non-alcoholic strawberry daiquiri; his second of the day.  He also ordered one at Benihana.

For an appetizer, I tried the butternut squash bisque with crab coulis.  It was so good!  Dean had the sauteed shrimp with feta cheese and tomatoes, and he even shared a bite with me.  I didn't like the sauce very much, and was happier with my soup.

Next was the difficult choice of an entree.  We both wanted the swordfish, but Dean always insists that we order different dishes, so I insisted he order something else.  I would have ordered the Sauteed Wild King Salmon with oven-roasted leeks, Yukon gold potatoes, and fines herbs butter sauce, but I had salmon for lunch.  Instead, I settled for Grilled Swordfish Provencal with Pearl Pasta, grape tomatoes, saffron tomato broth and Prince Edward Island Mussels.  It was so good! Dean had the Striped Bass with mushroom risotto.

Dessert was another difficult decision.  I'm supposed to be on vacation and I shouldn't have to think this hard!  I went with the Tropical Fruit Creme Brulee, which was a refreshing mango flavor, and Dean ordered the Warm Chocolate Banana Tart with vanilla ice cream and caramelized bananas.  It looked really heavy, and as I was stuffed with swordfish and coffee, I was glad I didn't order it. 

This was another wonderful meal, though we both thought the California Grill was slightly better.  This episode of gluttony cost $121 before tip. 

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