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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

Jonathan's at 92 Bourne Lane in Ogunquit is a wonderful place to spend an evening!  We had never been here before, but we certainly will go back again.
There are several dining areas in the restaurant; large lovely rooms, with views of the gardens outside

There's a full bar, as well as smaller, more intimate rooms, for a more private experience.



We were seated in one of the smaller rooms, which was really cozy.  It took a while to browse the menu and make a decision, because there were so many choices to pick from, and all were appealing!


I started with a Pina Colada, while hubby had a Bloody Mary...which apparently was delicious, because he had guzzled half of it before I could take a photo!


We had garden salads which were very fresh with a variety of crispy greens, grape tomatoes, purple onions, cucumber slices, and bits of shredded carrots topped with a light Italian dressing.




Hubby had the baked haddock with seafood stuffing, accompanied by mashed potatoes and a mixture of roasted tomatoes, zucchini, and summer squash topped with slivers of fresh parmesan cheese.



I opted for the Surf and Turf; a wonderful Sirloin steak topped with a homemade Worcestershire sauce and crisp fried onion rings, the mashed potato, vegetables, and:



A grilled lobster tail with drawn butter!  The steak was to die for--so tender and that homemade Worcestershire sauce....well, it was easily the best steak I've ever had.  And what's not to love about a piece of tail?  I also have to mention the seasoned mashed potatoes that were creamy and delicious with their hint of garlic--and I'm really not a fan of mashed potatoes, usually.  (I ate every last bite of these!)

With happy tummies, we went upstairs to enjoy the rest of the evening: Desserts and entertainment.



I was not disappointed by the blueberry cheesecake.  It was light, creamy and scrumptious, garnished with a few sugared fresh blueberries and half a strawberry!



Hubby had the Tiramisu which was topped with a fresh raspberry.  It disappeared rather quickly, and I heard no complaints!

After having our desserts, we were entertained by Paula Poundstone.  If you've never seen her, then you have missed a great time.




 She is so hysterically funny, I literally laughed so hard I cried!



She has the ability to involve the audience in her comedy and kept a full house (I would guess around 250 of us) in stitches for over 2 hours.  And she manages to be that funny without resorting to raunchiness.


After the show, Paula graciously made herself available for photos, an opportunity I couldn.t resist!  So here's me and my new BFF, Paula!  All in all, it was a perfect evening; exquisite food and great entertainment!

The only criticism I have of the evening is that we were crammed in like sardines for the entertainment part of the night.  I know they probably want to get as many ticket sales as possible, but there was hardly any space betwen the chairs.  Once you were seated, forget about getting up again.  I shudder to think what would have happened had there been a fire.  Thankfully, there wasn't.

Note:  I was not compensated in any way for this post; the opinions offered are mine and mine alone.
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32 comments:

Birdman said...

I find Paula hilarious. I'll bet she was great.
Sounds like you had a fun time. We ate there once, many years ago...it was part of a package with a near-by hotel we stayed in. (Yeah, we stay in local hotels now and then in that area just for the fun of it.)

Birdman said...

OOPS....this is Elenka....the previous post was done on my hubby's computer, so that's why 'Birdman' came up then and now, but it's not really Birdman.

5thsister said...

I adore Paula Poundstone! I haven't seen her in years, though. Your dinner looked fantastic, by the way!

Brian Miller said...

dinner looks great...mmm...made me hungry and its only 6 AM...blueberry cheesecake...yum...

Mr. Stupid said...

Your dinner looked great. I searched for Paula Poundstone on Youtube and she's hilarious!
Glad you had a wonderful time...:)

Mesina said...

Book me a table, hook me up with some of that lovely food (oh I am so hungry now) and introduce me to Paula!!! I remember her! It's been a while since I've seen her around though.

What a fab night out you guys had....so you didn't save me any cheesecake did ya?

As Cape Cod Turns said...

I've been to Jonathan's before! Hope you got to see the beach, Perkin's Cove and the Marginal Way too!

Glad that Paula had you in stitches all night!

Tara R. said...

What a delightful evening! I think Paula Poundstone is hilarious. Easily one of my favorite comediennes. The restaurant is lovely.

Adoption of Jane said...

Looks like a great time! I want a sip of that Pina Colada!

Steven Anthony said...

what a great evening....sounds wonderful and fun ;)

Joanna Jenkins said...

It looks like a fabulous night Eva. The restaurant looks like my kind of place-- lovely but relaxing. And the food! I'm a surf and turf gal myself so I would be very happy there. Then again, I could just eat the desserts and be plenty content too.

Paula Poundstone is so funny. I saw her perform at a fund raiser several years ago. What a talent.

Thanks for sharing and Happy SIMC,
jj

Kristina P. said...

I am so jealous! What a fun evening! I love Paula Poundstone.

natalee said...

I love paula pounstone.. and that pina colada looked divine!! Im sooo glad you had such a great time....

Respectfully Yours said...

OH my God, that food looked so good. I want some lobster right now. Glad you had a great time.

Joann Mannix said...

Oh Lawdy, that food! My mouth is watering and that Pina Colada looked like a milkshake. I now can't stop thinking of that yummy coconut concoction.

Paula Poundstone is hysterical. I have my satellite radio constantly tuned to the comedy channels and she is one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Food looked really delicious!! Paula is funny, haven't seen her in years though......it would be nice to bring some of the older comedians back, though the "younger" viewers might fight them boring, because the were funny without being abnoctious ]?]or using expluratives.!!!!

Eva Gallant said...

Elenka(BDMN): We have stayed in Wells at a motel on the beach before, too. Why not?

Mesina: I confess, I ate every bite of that blueberry cheesecake...savored every morsel!

Steven: It certainly was both!

Respectfully: The food was every bit as good as it looks!

Anonymous: Yes, Paula was hilarious without resorting to bathroom humor.

Lee Ann said...

Ooh you have put me in the mood for some surfand turf!! Looks like a wonderful evening xx

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a fun time you had. First, that garden outside alone tells me that is a special place. The food, my stomach is growling as I type this. Pina Colada - oh yeah. That haddock looked divine and tiramisu, well you can't get any better than that. Paula Poundstone is hilarious. I saw her in a comedy club here years ago. What a treat!

Cheryl said...

Nice review and pics of Jonathans. I'm starving and may be chewing off my left arm fairly soon. I generally like small portions but with this degree of hunger, all I can think of is there's not enough food on those plates. I know it's all really rich because I've heard rumors.

Love your new BFF. She's one of my favorites.

Jeanie said...

What a great evening in a lovely place. I Like Paula Poundstone a lot...I hear her on a show on NPR from time to time.

Unknown Mami said...

You could be Paula's opening act!!!

What a fantastic evening of good food and laughter.

Tina said...

That looks like an absolutely wonderful time! Paula cracks me up, and I love surf and turf, so I would have ordered what you had. Thanks for stopping by at Life is Good! So nice to meet you.

Katie said...

Totally jealous of the whole experience. The food looks delicious! Of course your description of, "who doesn't like a piece of tail?" made the whole post fabulous!

:-)

ChristineM said...

What fun! And even though I just ate, I'm hungry again thanks to those photos! I would love to see Paula Poundstone - I think she's a riot!

Pat said...

Yum, yum, and oh, did I say YUM! Everything looked DELICIOUS!

I've always liked Paul Poundstone. I remember seeing her bit one time on TV. She had bought new underwear - the granny panties, and they were so big that she pulled them up from her pants to her bra. It was hysterical.

She had written a book that I've been meaning to read. I always try to read humor books to give me an idea for mine.

She Writes said...

This looks like a fun place and YUMMY!

Wanderlust said...

Um, I want what you're having. All of it, from drink to dessert! And Paula Poundstone is great! What a fun evening. Yay you!

del lobo said...

great pics of the dinner - love your blog :)

Del

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qandlequeen said...

Very envious. Good food, good entertainment, good drinks - really what else is there? Glad you had fun!

Canadian Blend said...

I saw Paula P about, well, it had to be around 1995. I don't recall a lot about her show, though I do remember bits I've seen of hers on TV. And I love her on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

injaynesworld said...

Yum! Looks like a great place. Now if you could just "beam me up Scotty" I could enjoy it, too.