Las Vegas Eats: Mesa

It was my first time to travel in the American continent. I went to attend a cousin’s wedding. Since I was there, I might as well maximise it and that I did by going on a weeklong roadtrip with cousins – and nieces.

I was beyond happy to realise that we are a family of foodies. Friends would usually tease me and say I’m happiest when we’re out eating good food and discussing past amazing food experiences, AND planning for future food excursions. :D In the presence of my family members there, I find that they’re even more passionate about food than me! Food heaven. As such, they’d take me to places they think/ or read about as serving really good food!  <3

One of the said places is Chef Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill. It is located in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and features “Southwestern” cuisine – that’s fusion of  recipes that might have been eaten by Spanish colonial settlers, cowboys, Native Americans, and Mexicans throughout the post Columbian era (definition given by Wikipedia. ^_^).  On a simpler note, it’s similar to Mexican cuisine but with larger cuts of meat like beef and pork, and usually use spices particularly chile or chili pepper.

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We ordered everything we thought would taste good and all was for sharing. We enjoyed the meal. My nieces particularly loved their blue corn tortilla strips that they gave us a complimentary plate after the first one was gone in a flash!

My fave one was the goat cheese “Queso Fundido.” Pic above. Rajas, blistered serrano vinaigrette, and blue corn tortilla strips. Such cheesy goodness! <3 <3 <3

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Steamed halibut served in Guajillo chile posole broth, topped with mint, cilantro, avocado, and crispy blue corn.

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Sixteen spice chicken toped with garlic-mango sauce. Habanero-apricot butter mashed potatoes and fresno chile-mango relish on the side.

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Service was really good and all the food served were delicious! Great choice, cousins! :D

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