Sunday, August 27, 2017

Black and White Stripes at Fleming's in Santa Clara

On Thursday, Andy and I were invited to the VIP Preview event at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Santa Clara, located at 2762 Augustine Drive, Suite 110 in the Santa Clara Square. The restaurant is opening on Monday, August 28, 2017, and we are already looking forward to special lunches and dinners there.

The dress code for the event was business casual, and I decided to do a little bit of pattern mixing with a black and white striped dress topped with a black and white striped cardigan. I also wore my black and white checkered Adam Lippes for Target flats.


Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Santa Clara

When we arrived we were greeted with a little sparkling wine in front of the restaurant. And once we entered, we saw the gorgeous seafood buffet. 


Everything was extremely fresh and tasted amazing. 


During the preview dinner, the restaurant served sangria and two cocktails: blueberry lemon drops and the Cuban. The sangria and both cocktails were delicious. 




One amazing feature of Fleming's Santa Clara is that they offer 100 wines by the glass. And during the preview night, they were pouring all 100 wines. The staff were very knowledgeable and made great suggestions based on preferences. We tasted a couple of sparkling wines and some extremely smooth and delicious reds. 

In addition, we learned that Fleming's has its own private label wine brand - Forty-Six Diamonds. Each year, Fleming's partners with a prestigious winery to create a unique wine. 


After we got to taste some wine, it was time for dinner. 


We tasted both the New Wedge salad and the Fleming's salad, and both were very good. Andy picked the Filet Mignon for his main course and was very happy he did. The meat was cooked medium - just as he ordered it - and it was very flavorful and tender. I had a few bites and enjoyed it tremendously.


I decided to order the Sea Bass to see how the seafood was prepared, and I was very happy that I did because it was delicious. The miso glaze it came with added the perfect umami flavor and the fish melted in my mouth. 


All the side dishes, which were served family style - potatoes, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, and macaroni and cheese - were also very tasty. 

The meal ended with a selection of desserts, all of which were very enjoyable. Whenever I see creme brulee on a menu, I have to order it, and the creme brulee at Fleming's does not disappoint. 


Here is a look at our fun table after we devoured all of the dessert.


And here is a look at the beautiful main dining room - such an elegant yet inviting space. 


Isn't the wine wall amazing? 


Thank you Fleming's for inviting us! The evening was very enjoyable, and the food and the ambiance were outstanding. We very much look forward to coming back soon! 


Questions: When was the last time you went out for a special dinner? Where did you go, and how did you enjoy it? Do you like black and white stripes as much as I do?

Be well,
Andrea

24 comments:

  1. That looks absolutely delicious! I love seafood! And I like and appreciate it when staff knows what they are talking about!

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    1. Yes, knowledgeable and friendly staff make such a difference!

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  2. What a fabulous time with the food and wine galore, Andrea!!
    We have a Fleming's here in Denver, and have been there a couple of times!! But I always get the prime rib--maybe I need to venture to try the fish??
    Thanks for this fabulous post!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. It certainly was, Jodie! And, yes, the fish was very well prepared!

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  3. Thanks for the review and photos! My birthday is in September, and that's where we'll go!

    Mary

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    1. Happy early Birthday, Mary! It'll be a very tasty celebration!

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  4. Wow! The food looks amazing! I have a Flemings right down the street in Palo Alto, I need to go check it out! Thanks for the push, going now :)
    xx
    Suzanne
    www.AskSuzanneBell.com

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    1. Yes, you should definitely check them out! The food is very good!

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  5. What a fun and fabulous event! I love your black and white, pattern-mixed outfit. You can never go wrong with black and white in my opinion. I'm very impressed that they offer 100 wines by the glass! Any German wines on offer? We've found such great quality wine in our area from small producers and I'm going to be sad when I don't have easy access to it when we move back to the US next summer. We are planning to bring a bunch home with us. We'll see how long it lasts. :)

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    1. Thanks, Beth!

      They had one German white wine I believe. And, yes, there are great wines in Germany, and many are very reasonable. Did you look into wineries that may ship to the US? I know that may be expensive, but a couple wineries we visited in Germany a few years ago mentioned that they shipped to the US, and it was cheaper than I thought it would be... May be nice for a special occasion...

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  6. This looks like the most fun time. You look wonderful in your striped dress! Thanks for linking up, XO

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! It was a great time!

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  7. How fun! Looks like a great event full with yummy food! We're going to a special dinner at some point soon for a special dinner, told my hubby to surprise me.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah!

      I hope you'll enjoy a fantastic, special dinner!

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  8. Love your striped outfit! And what a fun event, how nice you got to go and eat such delicious food! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks, Mica! It was truly a memorable evening - such great food and drinks and wonderful atmosphere!

      I hope you are having a great week, too!

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  9. That event looks like so much fun and the food looks delicious! Love your mix of stripes!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! It was certainly a memorable night!

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  10. Oooh! Lucky you getting invited to a swish evening like this : )

    I love the stripes on stripes. There is never too much of a good thing!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! And, yes, it was very nice to be invited to such a nice event! :-)

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  11. What a fun event! The food looks amazing and that sea bass sounds so good! Love your stripes!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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  12. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The food looks delicious. Seems like you had a great time!

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  13. Thanks for linking-up on Fabulous Friday. I love your outfit and the food looks really amazing, I bet it was tasty. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  14. Love that both of you are wearing stripes! It looks amazing and sounds like my kind of place with that kind of wine choice.
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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