One of the best meals I have ever had was at Fleming’s in El Segundo; the menu was customized for me with offerings not served to other diners that night by a friend of the chef’s (who came by to help us drink our wonderful 1998 Margaux after the service). I know I was spoiled there, but having a menu created to expertly blend the food with the wine is an experience everyone can take advantage of this March.

Be sure to reserve a table for a dinner date on Tuesday March 10th, or Friday March 13th, to go to the Fleming’s Steakhouse closest to you. They are offering a very special Vintage Rock Wine Dinner Menu for $55 per person that includes wines from Mick Fleetwood (yes, of Fleetwood Mac), but not taxes or gratuities.

The “Opening Song” starts with a groovy goat cheese & oven dried tomato crostini served with a double platinum champagne cocktail. Then a “Mega-Hit” of rockin’ shrimp & blue cheese dipping sauce served with spring greens and batons of carrots, paired with Mick Fleetwoood’s Private cellar Riesling Central Coast 2005. The “Chart Topper” is a killer mignon served with sauteed chard, tomato, and whole grain festival fries, paired with a Doobie Red, North Collectors Series, 2005. And for the “Encore”, a smokin’ brownie sundae, with a dark chocolate brownie, fudge sauce, raspberry sauce, chantilly cream, and chopped candied walnuts, paired with either coffee or tea.

The nights include great music and trivia games all night, so your chances of winning a signed CD are better with someone old enough to remember Fleetwood Mac when* they first won a Grammy. It’s ok if your date that night is with your parents, they may not even mind paying for dinner for a chance to relive the 1970’s.

*Their first Grammy was for the 1977 album Rumours.

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