A mid-week dinner date was arranged at Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House. We all made it before 8pm after various work meetings, yes, me included. Drinks were in order. We began with that. I'm quite impressed by the bloody mary.
To Ivan and M.'s credit, they didn't display any sort of eye-rolling to the presence of a tiny cute bear and welcomed him to the table. Luckily they didn't think I've kinda lost control over some of my faculties. :P
I'm okay with corn bread (not corn muffins) per se. I just don't like it with butter, no matter how good the butter is. It's a little weird when the bread is already flavorful. For Luke's version of corn bread, I'd prefer to eat it with chutney or jam.
Lobster rolls and lobster pot pies available in Singapore restaurants are few and far. The lobster rolls aren't available at Luke's after happy hour in the evening. So we settled for the lobster pot pie. While I've had the lobster mac and cheese and love it, I've had no chance to try the pie version. It was a very good attempt with a whole lobster de-shelled and plated. Tender and creamy, it went pretty alright with the crispy pastry.
I'm not a fan of oysters and was done after slurping up 3. Then I had a bit of fun placing Indie Bear on the cold bed of ice. He was very interested in the oysters, but I didn't let him have any. After we were almost done, he gamely clambered onto ice and stayed there while we took photos. But he didn't seem to enjoy that very much. Hahah. Don't ask me what the other diners thought- I wasn't prepared to check that out. I already tried to be as surreptitious as possible.
|The photo is proof that we didn't starve Ivan.|
While M. and I would be perfectly pleased with ordering numerous starters, Ivan needed something more filling by way of a main. Carbs or something meaty, preferably. The menu also offers different chunks of beef. Ivan was in the mood for veal, especially after he requested for a different cooking style that is less charred than the last visit. He ordered a portion all for himself. The veal chop arrived beautifully brown, apparently just the way he likes it. Chef Travis Masiero made sure of that.
M. and I were not interested in dessert at all. (By the way, the innovative variation of key lime pie here is good) Ivan couldn't quite resist ordering one for himself. See, another case study of how the men seem to be the ones liking sweets rather than the women. It's not a matter of calories for us; we just don't have that sweet tooth. So the boy(s) opted for a stout-infused milkshake with warm chocolate chip cookies. If you like your comfort sweets, I suppose this hits a spot. From the looks of it, Indie Bear loved it.