Delissa surprised me with a trip to a seafood restaurant for my birthday. She picked the place out, and we had to drive a pretty good ways to get there. My wife hates seafood, but she wanted me to have something that I have been wanting for a long time.  I have to say that it was worth the drive though. The place was amazing. I don’t think that I have ever had seafood that tasted that good, and I grew up eating some of the freshest stuff from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Being from one of the fattest states in America, you can imagine that most of the seafood that I grew up eating was fried. While it taste great, it limits the exposure to the different ways that seafood can be cooked. I have never had a seafood stew that is not gumbo, and I am not sure that you can call gumbo a stew. At Chamberlain’s, I had Cioppino, which is a fish stew that has many other types of seafood. The bowl had tons of fish, mussels, lobster, shrimp, and scallops. It was all in a tomato broth, and it was amazing. There is no other way to put it. It has to be hands down the best seafood dish that I have ever had. Delissa had a almond-crusted flounder dish, and it was also very good. The best part about that was the lemon butter. I had that as a left-over the next day. The butter did not even need to be melted.

The main dishes were great, but the appetizer and dessert were just as good. We had smoked salmon for the appetizer, and the dessert was Creme Brulee and White Chocolate Bread Pudding. I had the Bread Pudding the next day, but it was still very good. The waitress was extremely nice, and she seemed to be extremely knowledgeable about seafood. Delissa had a lot of questions because it is not something that she eats all the time. I was glad that the waitress was able to help her out because I really only know the basic things about the types of seafood that I grew up eating.

So to recap this post, the food was great, but the best part is that I got to spend some quality time with my wife. I am not sure that either one of us realize how much we enjoy each other’s time. I know that I married her because she was my best friend, but there are times when you get so busy in life that you naturally drift apart. I would say that it is nights like this that make me fall in love with her all over again. She is an amazing woman, and I just wanted to say “Thank You” to her for the great conversation and awesome night. It was a lot of fun, and I hope that we can have just as much fun on her birthday. It is coming up soon!