Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Orlando Yelp Event- Red Lobster

What a great event!  I met up with my friend Cecille last night at the Orlando Yelp event at the Red Lobster on East Colonial Drive.  Red Lobster went all out with this social group!

We were provided 2 drink tickets when we arrived.  I ordered the Sunset Passion Colada.  Oh my.  This was sooo good and refreshing!  I would definitely order this again! 

Then the Cheddar Bay biscuits came out.  These are seriously my favorite bread/biscuit item you can get anywhere.  They're so cheesy and just perfect (and I was good.  I only had 2 the whole night!)

 They brought out some appetizers.  My plate doesn't look very pretty (Sorry, I had already dug in when I remembered to take a picture!)  I had the Sweet Chili Shrimp and the Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms.  (And the Cheddar Bay Biscuit of course!)  The shrimp definitely had a kick, but the sweetness made it tolerable for me (I'm a wimp!!)  But the mushroom was my fav!

 Then they placed some additional appetizers out for us to enjoy.

The Southwest Chicken Pizza

Fiesta Salad

And Shrimp Tacos

I had to try a little of everything, of course!  The Southwest Chicken Pizza was yummy and had a kick, as did the fiesta salad.  I loved the salsa on top of the shrimp taco!

They also had Tilapia off their Fresh Fish menu.

 Up next, it was time for another drink. I got the Island Colada Especial.  It normally comes with a sidecar shot of Disaronno Amaretto and sprinkled with nutmeg, but I declined both.  This tasted soo banana-y which is just what I wanted!

They brought out some more entrees for us to enjoy.

Lobster Lover's Grilled Cheese.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Alfredo

Both of these were amazing!  The grilled cheese was so grown up and the Parmesan Chicken Alfredo is perfect for the non-seafood lover.

 You can't forget dessert!

 I sampled the Chocolate Wave cake and the Carrot Cake.  The Chocolate Wave cake was so decadent.  Five layers of chocolate---yum!

And we even got swag!  A cute lobster tote bag and a gift card!

We learned some great info, which I'll share with you tomorrow. And we had great servers--Helen and Jon (I think that's his name!)
I had a great time with Cecille and the Yelp gang!


  1. That food looks so yummy! What is a Yelp event? ( maybe I am getting ahead of myself and you will explain it tomorrow). Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yelp is a website/app where you can check in to places that you're visiting, write reviews, check out other peoples reviews and interact with people. Then Yelp hosts events at restaurants sometimes

  2. Fun! I remember that going to Red Lobster as a kid was always such a special treat. Their cheddar bay biscuits are the best. I try to recreate them at home, and while mine are good, they're not quite right.

    1. I'm not even close to being good enough to try to cook them!