We have a bunch of friends who are always telling us to go and check out Bonefish Grill for dinner, but we hadn’t had the chance to dine there until the folks at Bonefish Grill invited us to stop in and check out their new seasonal Fall Menu they were rolling out. With our friends recommendation to try out Bonefish Grill in our head, we accepted the invitation and made a reservation for a dinner date at their Omaha location. This post contains sponsored content brought to you by Bonefish Grill. We were invited guests for this event and received consideration for our time, but all opinions presented here are 100% our own. For further information please see our Disclaimer page.
Full of flavors from the fall, Bonefish Grill’s Dine and Discover seasonal menu features a three course meal for two that pairs up their signature appetizer Bang Bang Shrimp with a choice of entree and a delicious tempting dessert all for $50. The entrees featured on this menu were designed to showcase some great seasonal seafood to celebrate National Seafood Month and highlight some of the great flavors of fall. Choices like swordfish with pumpkin ravioli, cedar plank maple bourbon salmon, and a wild snapper and shrimp plate all carefully crafted to bring great tasting seafood and fall flavors to your plate.
We stopped in for our dinner date on a recent Thursday night to find the place hopping. The bar area where we were waiting was lively and full of customers, but once we were taken back to the dining area, the atmosphere gets more intimate and quiet. We started out by ordering the two special fall cocktails, the Fall Apple Martini and the Fresh Pear Martini.
The Fall Apple Martini was our favorite, with apple infused vodka finished with honey and cinnamon, the aromatic cinnamon perfuming the drink and finishing with a crisp apple tartness. A nice combination of sweet and spice, the garnish of a fresh apple slice made for a great nibble while sipping on this martini.
The Fresh Pear Martini features muddled fresh fall pears, Absolut Pear and St Germain Elderflower Liqueur. A squeeze of tart lemon adds bright burst of citrus that cuts the sweetness of the pear and St. Germain. Boldly full of pear flavor, the Fresh Pear Martini is a nice combination of fruit and floral.
Both of us are big fans of fresh baked bread, and Bonefish Grill serves fresh baked bread with each meal. A fresh baked loaf arrived at the same time as our cocktails, warm and perfectly baked, the crust crispy while the center was airy and soft. A small shallow plate of fresh oil and herbs accompanied each loaf that made for a delicious dipping.
We were looking forward to the famous Bang Bang Shrimp for our appetizer as we have two friends that absolutely gush about the Bang Bang Shrimp! The Bang Bang Shrimp is probably the most popular dish at Bonefish Grill, crispy fresh shrimp coated in a creamy and spicy garlic sauce atop a bed of crisp lettuce. This was a pretty satisfying appetizer, the nice bold spicy bite a great way to get your appetite going.
Mrs. Nom ordered the Cedar Plank Maple Bourbon Salmon and I ordered the Swordfish with Pumpkin Ravioli. The Swordfish and Pumpkin Ravioli were our favorites, a great combination of meaty fish and delicious fall pasta. The pumpkin ravioli were fantastic, lightly buttered and served with crispy green onions and feta cheese crumbles, the pumpkin sweet and earthy and a great partner to the swordfish.
Mrs. Nom’s Cedar Plank Bourbon Salmon came with a nice fillet of wild caught Norwegian salmon that had been marinated in a maple and bourbon marinade and then grilled on a bourbon soaked cedar plank while being glazed in the maple and bourbon marinade to create a caramelized glaze. A side of rainbow carrots and jasmine rice accompanies the salmon. Mrs. Nom isn’t big on jasmine rice, so she opted to sub in the garlic mashed potatoes, which she really enjoyed.
For dessert, we chose to go with a classic dessert and get the creme brulee to finish our meal. Bonefish Grill has a special pumpkin creme brulee on the Dine and Discover menu which is a decedent combination of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon finished with house made whipped cream. Since we had recently nearly overdosed on pumpkin during some recipe development for the blog, we chose to skip the pumpkin creme brulee and finish our meal with the classic creme brulee. Deliciously creamy and with a perfectly crunchy caramelized sugar top, the creme brulee was fantastically done and when combined with the delicious house made whipped cream was the perfect finish to our meal!
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