Monday, January 21, 2008

The Sizzling Southwest


Food Network has certainly given chefs and home cooks the celebrity limelight. Bobby Flay is no exception and his personal culinary journey is one to be respected. As an ode to Bobby, we dined at his restaurant, Mesa Grill, located inside Ceasar's Palace.

From Ceasar's Palace website:
Award-winning chef, best-selling cookbook author, and popular television personality Bobby Flay brings the vibrant Southwestern cuisine of his acclaimed Mesa Grill to Las Vegas when he opens his first restaurant outside of New York City at Caesars Palace in 2004.

Above is a picture of our bread basket. It included 3 types of bread and all were very good! For dinner I had the Sixteen Spice Chicken, a wonderful blend of spices and seasonings crusted on tender pieces of chicken. I'm looking forward to trying out the recipe at home, along with recreating the cilantro pesto mashed potatoes the chicken was accompanied with. The dinner portions were a lot bigger than I expected and I would definitely dine there again when in Vegas. I have much more respect for Bobby Flay... he knows what he's doing and he dones it well!

After dinner, Stephanie and I went to see the show, Stomp! It was an great show with some amazing sights and sounds. We ended the evening with a beautiful view of the Bellagio fountain show from our hotel room...