Friday, November 2, 2012

Marlow's Tavern in Orlando, FL

Marlow's Tavern is a new restaurant that has recently opened in Pointe Orlando on International Drive. I was invited to their media preview to sample some of the food. Be prepared for a mass of food pictures from this new restaurant!

Various appetizers that Marlow's Tavern offers were sampled first. First up was J.T.'s Kettle Chips, consisting of potato chips with Gorgonzola cheese, bacon, roma tomato, and scallions. This was served alongside the Shrimp & Crab "Nacho" Plate, topped with rock shrimp, crab, pepper jack cheese, and jalapeno. 
Ahi Tuni Poke: Ahi tuna, Hawaiian style sauce, avocado, teriyaki sauce, scallion, and crispy wontons. This one had a very nifty presentation.
Asparagus Fries were served with a tasty citrus aioli sauce.
Marlow's Famous Hummus was topped with feta and served with toasted pita points, carrots, and celery.
Next up were a couple of burgers. The first was the Everything and the "Kitchen Sink" Burger. It was topped with apple-wood smoked bacon, caramelized onion, wild mushroom, chipotle BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and crispy onions. Entire pieces of fried okra were served on the side.
The Black and Blue Burger was next, topped with Gorgonzola and applewood smoked bacon. Fries and a pickle came with this one.
The "Infamous" Fish Tacos were filled with blackened tilapia, shredded romaine, black bean corn salsa, smoked chili cream, and served with a side of grits.
The Open Faced Tenderloin Steak consisted of a marinated bistro filet, garlic kale pesto, gorgonzola, caramelized onion confit, roma tomato, and a balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta. Asparagus and a pickle were served on the side.
We also sampled the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. The tuna was seared with a teriyaki glaze and served over field greens, Napa cabbage, avocado, cucumber, tomato, crispy wonton, carrots, scallion, and a soy ginger dressing.
Shrimp & Grits consisted of white cheddar grit cakes topped with shrimp, spinach, roma tomato, shallot and roast tomato Beurre Blanc.
After all that food, three desserts were served, including the Classic Creme Brulee, Warm Chocolate Tollhouse Pie, and my personal favorite, the Fried Apple Pie.
I enjoyed the food at Marlow's Tavern and it's definitely a nice addition to Pointe Orlando. I'd return...

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