Yesterday was my birthday so being a Pisces where better to go for my birthday lunch than @PiscesRising in Mount Dora, Florida. We have been a few times now and introduced both friends and family to the restaurant and the little town, we have never been disappointed.
Yesterday our server was Steven – 3rd generation from Mount Dora. He took time to find out a little about ourselves and also to give us a little of the history of the restaurant which nobody had told us before – so the area where you dine is built onto an old 1900s property and the ‘add on’ is actually built onto what would have been the outside porch – once he told us it was so obvious but previously I hadn’t even thought about it. He explained that when you went up into the property you went through what would have been the front door and invited us to take time after the meal and feel free to have a look around.
Pisces Rising specialises in Seafood and Steak. Hubby is a vegetarian but he is always catered for and loves the food there too. Yesterday he chose the Portobello Paradise and I had my usual favourite crab cake with a beautiful mango salsa. As it was my birthday I also had a glass of crisp Pinot Grigio. The wine list is extensive and varied.
During lunch there was even some drama in the kitchen when the deep fat fryer caught fire – it was soon put out and there was no extra charge for the additional entertainment.
No room for dessert – they do have a great pudding menu though – my Dad loves their Key Lime Pie. (probably we were full though as we had already had elevenses at @CupcakeDelights)
In the summer/fall you can sit outside to eat and if you go at tea time you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the sunset over the lake.