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Monday, January 04, 2010

Best Vegas Vacation - Part 3: Birthday Dinner

For The Mr's birthday dinner, we gathered the family at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill. We're both big fans of Bobby and his restaurant did not disappoint!

Here we are in front of Mesa Grill. The restaurant is located in Caesar's Palace in the Vegas Strip.

Bobby Flay is known for his spicy food - even the ceiling has fire!

Waiting for dinner...

The menu we had is the one located online. We'd been studying before we left in anticipation. Everything looked amazing. We all started with appetizers.

The Mr ordered the Goat Cheese "Queso Fundido" - Rajas + Blue Corn Tortilla Strips. Delicious, rich and flavorful.

I ordered the favorite appetizer of the night: Roasted Pumpkin Soup - Smoked Chiles, Pomegranate Crema + Ancho Pumpkin Seeds. This was amazing. Like savory pumpkin pie, spicy and sweet, crunchy, smooth. Incredible!

My sister-in-law had the Yucatan Tacos - Grilled Red Onion + Peanut Smoked Chile Barbecue Sauce. She loved it - she said she would rather order another one of these than dessert!

She had the Sixteen Spice Crusted Chicken - Mango-Garlic Sauce + Mango Salsa. Another hit.

I think this was the best of all of the entrees: New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin - Bourbon-Ancho Chile Sauce, Sweet Potatos Tamale + Crushed Pecan Butter. Indescribably good. This is a link to the recipe for those who would like to see if I am right.

Another favorite was the Fire Roasted Veal Chop - Horseradish-Maple Glaze, Wild Rice Tamale + Sage Butter.

The desserts were also great. We shared the assorted cookie plate.

My Sis had the Pumpkin Tart. Yummy!

I had Chocolate Cornbread Pudding with Dulce de Leche + Creme Fraiche Anglaise. So delicious.
The Mr ordered Espresso Flan and loved it! They even brought it with a candle.
The best dinner ever. And we got to share the whole experience with our families. Life doesn't get better than this.

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  1. I'm drooling. Everything looks so delicious.

  2. Found you at Kelly's Korner. I'm so glad I'm not the only one that does food posts!! Loved reading all three parts of your Vegas adventure!