Carlyle in Shirlington.

We’re getting iPhones soon, so I hope this is my last post with Blackberry pictures. They are so offensive-looking.

We headed to Carlyle in Shirlington for dinner on Friday night. It was such a cold night!

Fresh bread – always a win with me!

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Pale Ale and Merlot.

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We shared two appetizers. Lobster bisque (super rich).

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and Mixed green salad: fresh corn off the cob, tomatoes, dates, sun dried cranberries & champagne vinaigrette.

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For my main entrée, I ordered the Hong Kong Style Sea Bass with steamed with fresh leaf spinach in a soy sherry broth with sesame ginger, scallions & sticky rice. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had sea bass before, but it was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. The sauce was a bit on the sweet side, but the rice and fresh veggies mellowed it out.

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z ordered the Jambalaya Pasta with sautéed shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage & penne pasta in a spicy creole sauce. He said it was just ok. Since we’re pretty used to good, authentic New Orleans food, this didn’t even compare.

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We were stuffed by the time we left! Our server was really nice and the food was pretty good but not great and a little on the salty side. I’m not sure we’d choose to go back to Carlyle, but I’m glad we tried something new.

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