Dinner: Driftwood

Grilled Octopus

I got love for all types of food, up-scale to no-scale it’s all the same to me. If you are putting out a great tasting product, I got mad love for you. That’s why I wanted to check out one of the newest buzz spots in the Cliffs, Driftwood. Chef Omar Flores is the mastermind behind all the dishes here, and lemme tell you… I got mad love for yah, son.

Before I start this review I want to say that I absolutely HATE restaurant lighting. I had soooo many more dishes to take photos of but the lighting just sucked. And thanks to my alcohol induced brain didn’t think to use the flashlight app on my phone to get the lighting right until the third course arrived, ugh. But from now on pinky promise I’ll take advantage of all cellphone lighting, cause these shots came out LEGIT.

Now onto the review!

I’m going to skip the other dishes for now, and hop right to the coup de grâce of the the night, The Grilled Octopus(pictured above). This Tentacle Tower made my night. I don’t think I’ve ever had octopus grilled to this perfection. My past experiences when ordering grilled octopus have usually resulted in getting served a plate full of those big blue rubber bands that are wrapped around broccoli, but chef Flores knows whats up, his octopus was extremely on point.

Pan Roasted Diver Scallops

The Pan Roasted Diver Scallops were also on point. They were straight up text book, crispy on top and melted like butter. The scallops were served on a cauliflower puree which I really wish was served with a straw cause I could slurp this stuff up for days. The silkiness of the cauliflower meshed perfectly with the scallops. Match made in food heaven? Yes.

Grilled Nova Salmon

The Grilled Nova Salmon was well… Grilled Nova Salmon. I just can’t get too excited about grilled salmon. If tuna is chicken of the sea, then salmon must be the chicken of the retarded fish that swim up stream for mass orgies. Don’t get me wrong the dish was well balance and cooked perfectly. It’s just something I wouldn’t personally order. There is just so much more on this menu to explore other than dull grilled salmon.

Deconstructed Rocky Road

Dessert was also amazing. I started with the WTF on the menu, The Deconstructed Rocky Road with Raspberry Sorbet. This thing felt really Really REALLY confused. It was all over the place, graham cracker, cheesecake, marshmallow, chocolate chunks and raspberry sorbet. You see what I mean?
I finished with the Madagascar Vanilla Crème Brulee with orange caramel and cajeta whipped cream, which BLEW the rocky road disaster thing out of the water.
So when you do try driftwood (which you must, if you wanna stay in the “hey I’m cool right?” loop) take note and please order this thing. It probably has over 100000 calories, but it’s beyond worth it.

Vanilla Crème Brulee

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