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Viva Las Vegas

My husband and I got to enjoy a weekend away for our 21st Anniversary.  We made every effort to make our meals the best possible combination.  Now, Las Vegas has no shortage of food options. We ate at a breakfast buffet for breakfast and had soup at Noodles in Belagio for lunch before our reservation at Mesa Grill.  My husband and I doubted that we would have the appetite to eat anything further.  We both felt very full from breakfast and then  lunch, but once the food arrived and we started eating, we found we could not stop eating and did not feel badly about it.  We ate every last bit of the food served to us at Mesa Grill.

We ate at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Caesar’s Palace and also at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in MGM Grand.

If I had to chose one, I would go with Mesa Grill.  Every item of our meal there was outstanding!  Even the free bread was remarkably delicious!  Their Jalapeno bread is among the best I have ever eaten.  As appetizer we had Goat Cheese Fondido with blue corn tortilla chips.  It was outstanding! We both enjoyed his pumpkin soup.  It was spicy and delicious.  I had salmon topped with tomatillo salsa.  My husband had the pork tenderloin our side, mashed potatoes. I have to say the mashed potatoes were also among the  best  I have ever eaten.  Unfortunately, we had a show to go to, so we could not enjoy the dessert there, but I am sure it would also have been outstanding.  In hindsight we should have skipped the show and had dessert at Flay’s Mesa Grill.

Pumpkin Soup Mesa Grill

Pumpkin Soup Mesa Grill

Goat Cheese Fondido Mesa Grill

Goat Cheese Fondido Mesa Grill

Jalapeno Bread

Jalapeno Bread

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Trio of Pork Tenderloin Mesa Grill

Trio of Pork Tenderloin Mesa Grill

Salmon with Tomatillo Salsa

Salmon with Tomatillo Salsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our experience at Emeril’s  New Orleans Fish House was tainted by the fact that we had an overly chatty waiter who went on an on about sports betting. My husband and I are are not into sports or betting – we were there to enjoy a meal and each other.  The waiter became a third wheel. The Jambalaya was really good there, but I was underwhelmed by the other foods that we ordered.  Their bread pudding was good, but not the best I had ever had.