Mesa – Las Vegas, NV

As we were planning out the week’s food events, we had originally planned to dine at Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare.  But the timing didn’t work out with other things, so instead we made a reservation at Bobby Flay’s Mesa, at Ceasar’s Palace.  We arrived for an early dinner (5:45) and the place was already beginning to fill up.

This was Jo’s view from the inside.As we were one table away from the back wall, she could see almost the entire restaurant.  My view, however, was in the opposite direction – through the glass walls and all I could see was the giant television screens and computer output from the Sports Book at Caesar’s.  We started out by sharing a tiger shrimp and roasted corn tamale appetizer, served with a corn-cilantro sauce.  The taste combination of the shrimp and corn together was great start to the meal. 

Jo ordered the ancho chile-honey glazed salmon, served with a spicy black bean sauce and roasted jalapeno corn crema.  And we also ordered a side to share of roasted corn, with a  chipotle aioli, lime and Cotija cheese.  She said that the salmon was tasty, she shared a bite with me and I agreed.  On the other hand, the corn was absolutely amazing!  It was probably Jo’s favorite thing that we had that whole week in Vegas.  In fact, as I was writing this blog entry, Jo saw the picture and said, “man, that corn was really good.”

I was torn between a couple of entree choices, but, after a discussion with the server, I chose the 22 oz bone-in ribeye with red and green chile sauces.

The steak was cooked as I ordered and the chile sauces were a nice complement.  It wasn’t great by steakhouse standards and really paled in comparison to the meal earlier in the week at CUT, but overall, the meal was quite enjoyable.  I’d recommend it to someone who was going to be in Vegas for a week (but probably not for less time), just for the roasted corn.

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