Colourful twist on southwestern
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Bobbby Flay of Boy Meets Grill fame is one of the most celebrated chefs in America. His show is never on when I usually watch Food TV, but the few times I've seen him, I've been totally wowed!
Mesa Grill, Bobby's restaurant in Manhattan that serves southwestern cuisine, has been around for over thirteen years but is still considered one of the best restaurants in the city. Mesa means "table" in Spanish and also refers to the flatlands that are characteristic of the southwestern part of the U.S. Bright colours and unusual architectural elements lend a distinct character to Mesa Grill. My cousins, Ravi and Sahana, introduced us to this place and now it's on our list of favourites.
Last night we dined at Mesa Grill with Rebecca and Madhu, who've also just moved to Manhattan from the Bay Area. We sipped Cactus Pear Margaritas while we complained about the bitter cold that has been beginning to envelope Manhattan.
On the recommendation of Shivani (who also counts Mesa Grill among her favourites in the city), I ordered the goat Cheese "Queso Fundido" with roasted green chile sauce and blue corn tortilla chips. It was certainly a delicious way to enjoy fondue as an appetizer! For my main course, I was delighted to have a totally gourmet vegetarian option - yellow corn crusted chile relleno, filled with wild mushrooms and goat cheese, and served with a salad of grilled vegetables. Kudos to celebrity chefs like Bobby who really get creative in selections for vegetarians as well!
Dessert was warm chocolate cake with dulce de leche filling..yummmmmm.Need I say more?You've got to check out this place when you're in town next!
102 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011