I had the pleasure of eating at True Blue for dinner again. True Blue is one of a small number of restaurants in Wilmington that delivers the quality you’d expect for an upscale restaurant every single time for every single item on the menu.
Tonight, we started with an appetizer of beef and Brussels. Brussels sprouts have become a popular menu item at a lot of restaurants in the last few years. Brussels can taste amazing but some restaurants fail to cook the Brussels through and through. True Blue nailed it by cooking them long enough to become tender, but they are finished in an open to remain crisp and not mushy.
We also added they’re bread as an appetizer. Some will be disappointed that they don’t serve bread for free, but like everything else you, you get what you pay for. Their bread is a thick sourdough made in house and served with a large cup of butter at room temperature so its easily spread on the break. The bread also comes with a dish of bread stuffing that is very moist and flavored with bacon and other spices. Big carb load but the quality is excellent.
For entrees we selected the 6 oz filet mignon with the mushroom topping and the larger ribeye marbled with fat for flavor. Steaks were cooked to perfection as a proper medium rare. They were very flavorful without being chewy (which is what happens with full rare). The sides for the entrees were Mac and cheese and the house salad. Mac and cheese aficionados should not pass on this side. I don’t know how many different cheeses and creams are in it, but its sinfully good.
For dessert, we tried their peanut butter and raspberry flavored creme Brule. True Blue always makes a great traditional creme Brule. Peanut butter can be a little overwhelming, but the waiter described it as more subtle peanut butter and he was right. The peanut butter and raspberry enhanced the creme Brule without overpowering it. Excellent dessert
True Blue has a great cocktail list, but as I was indecisive, I decided to go with Angels Envy bourbon served neat.
The atmospheric at True Blue is always well maintained and usually busy. Make sure to look for a reservation ahead of time. True Blue is not cheap, and our total bill for two people was right at $300 with tip, including 5 cocktails between us. Price aside, you can never go wrong eating at True Blue. One of the five top restaurants in Wilmington.