Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Driving back from Helen last weekend, LC and I got a call from one of his friends to join him and his girlfriend for dinner at Red Sky Tapas Bar. Despite being full of weiners and kraut from our brief Oktoberfest visit, we said yes.
We rushed home to freshen up and headed back North. I was excited to try a new tapas bar and LC was excited to see (and hear) the dueling pianos, which were in full swing when we arrived. Our friends were already there enjoying the entertainment. We ordered drinks, prosecco for me and a vodka martini for LC, and a few tapas to share, like the grilled jerk wings, fried green tomatoes, and spicy chicken egg rolls. My favorite of the three was the tomatoes topped with goat cheese and a spicy chipotle aioli.
Our next round took on a seafood and bacon theme with bacon wrapped scallops, ahi tuna, and two orders of the lobster mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon. More impressive than the first set, I was particularly fond of the thick scallops, grilled to a golden brown. Delicate ahi tuna was cut into cubes and drizzled with a spicy sriracha mayo. Having eaten Goin’ Coastal’s incredible lobster mac full of claws and chunks of shellfish on many occassions, it was hard to get excited about Red Sky’s version. The lobster was imperceptable, but the dish was saved by the addition of bacon.
I switched to Murphy Goode red zin as we moved on to red meat with the appropriately messy citrus barbecue ribs and shrimp and filet medallions drizzled with whiskey sauce, neither of which photographed very well. Perhaps it was the third round of drinks that caused my camera to malfunction!
Our eating slowed down as we sang along to popular tunes from the dueling piano dudes, one of which is shown laying on top of his opponent’s piano in the photo above. Just good clean fun (except for the ribs!).
1255 Johnson Ferry Road 770-973-0100