Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Red Rock Restaurant

When we were looking for a place to watch the football games back in September, I read somewhere that Red Rock Restaurant and Bar was a good option. A glance at the menu on the website though made us reconsider the likelihood of its nature as a sports bar. The menu did, though, pique our interest in dining there.

So last Friday, as an end to our day together, HB and I headed to East End to check it out. The location of the Red Rock, waterfront on Penn's Landing, overlooking Fat Hogs' Bay is hard to beat. Even though the restaurant looks south, the colors of the sunset on the water, clouds and mangrove made for impressive views that almost make it as good as Bananakeet for sunset dining.

Our fresh lobster ravioli appetizer was good, well-presented with excellent light Italian flavors, although the lobster itself was a little overwhelmed by the basil. My Veal Escalope was a pleasing, upscale version of jager schnitzel, but HB's Crispy Seared Mango Prawn was one of the best entrees I've had on island.

The only downside to the Red Rock for us is its location in East End, about a 20 minute drive from the house over roads we aren't familiar with. Despite this, I'm sure HB and I will be eating at Red Rock again.

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