Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oscar Sunday Special

Well, it is that time of year again. This Sunday, February 22nd marks the 87th Annual Academy Awards, or "The Oscars." Over the course of the last few decades, this has become one of the highest rated television broadcasts in the world. It is broadcast in over 150 countries around the world and has become a week-long extravaganza reporting on who is nominated for each of these awards. This yearly event, with all its glamour and glory inspired us to dedicate one of our weekly specials to our own version of the Oscars a few years ago.

The Uptown Grill's nominees for our best Oscars are:

  • new york strip 
  • grouper 
  • portobello mushroom 
  • grilled chicken 
  • veal 

We proudly host these each and every Sunday of the year. Our full Oscar menu is available to choose from, and each is just $13. From the choices above, each entree includes fresh grilled asparagus, real lump crab meat, our own seasoned rice blend and bearnaise sauce. Everything is made fresh in house each week. You will never get the imitation crab or the sauce out of a packet. Our weekly special provides a great meal at a great value.

This dish has a bit of history behind it, dating back to King Oscar II, who was king of Sweden and Norway in the late nineteenth century.Typically, food prepared "Oscar" is topped with asparagus, crab meat and a bearnaise sauce (a Hollandaise sauce mixed with a tarragon reduction). Though veal was the meat of choice for King Oscar, today's "Oscar" can be made with a variety of different entrees.

With all the hype, discussion and glamour in attendance, you should know that Oscar Sunday is the worst day of the year for restaurants due to the fact that everyone is at home glued to their televisions watching. Don't despair...if you really want to stay home and watch the Oscars in the comforts of your own home, you can order our dish to go! Or keep in mind that you will be able to enjoy one of the area's best Oscar dishes any Sunday of the year.

It is amazing how this event has evolved. This Super Bowl of the film industry - honoring actors, actresses, artists and directors - began back in 1929 at a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. With an audience of only 270 people, the cost of a ticket was only $5. My how times have changed!

Come celebrate this Sunday (or any Sunday) and let us know which of our nominees is your choice for best feature.

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