While I was fighting the good fight to finish half my entree, Lori was lamenting what was rapidly becoming clear about her Lobster Mac and Cheese: She had as much chance at finishing it as I have finishing one of her Lifetime movies awake. I sampled a bit of the cheesy dish with chunks of grilled lobster and immediately felt guilty for taking away a bite of something that so perfectly matched my wife's protein-limited flavor profile.
I only had a few regrets about my recent visit. First, why couldn't the citrusy C-Squared cocktail, balanced with cilantro simple syrup, be served by the pitcher?
Second, why couldn't it have been a summer afternoon so that I could've made the request without sounding like a complete lush? The C-Squared is part of Cheever's new signature cocktail menu and is destined to be a personal favorite.
Third, why did the special have to be so inviting that it lured me away from my favorite Mixed Seafood Tamales? Guess the good news is I have an excuse to go back soon.