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Mesa Grill Dinner Report

Eva L. | Jul 1, 2003 11:04 AM

Restaurant Week Menu had 3 choices for each category, except 2 choices for dessert.

Apps:

Sophie’s chopped green salad : lettuce, chick peas, beans, cheese, tomato and tortillas with some sort of dressing

spicy salmon tartar atop hominy cake (good, we really liked the hominy cake)

sweet pea and green chile soup with flan in the center (good flan, once again on the spicy side for us)

Entrees:

16 spice chicken with dried apricots and couscous on the side (good flavor, apricot contrasted well with the spice; but a little spicy for us after the first few pieces)

pepper encrusted with corn meal stuffed with goat cheese and another cheese maybe jack? and collard greens with a grilled vegetable salad (least favorite for all three of us)

wild striped sea bass with vegetables (good, least flavorful of the 3 entrees)

Desserts:

Chocolate con leche coconut cake with coconut-rum sherbet (2 of us detest coconut, so I am biased; lots of coconut flavor; took one bite and that was it)

Chunks of watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries with mojito sherbet (menu said chilled watermelon soup, but it was more like fruit salad; very refreshing after all the spicy flavors)

Just a note what we consider spicy is probably not to the average person. It’s just that the 3 of us rarely eat spicy foods; one of the reasons we wanted to go to Mesa Grill during Rest. Week; a chance to try something new to us. Hence, Tabla last week. (report posted last week) Now I probably have enough spicy food for the year.

Presentation of food was good. Service was very good; similar to a Danny Meyer restaurant, attentive and unobtrusive. We sat upstairs and I thought we would be forgotten, but I was pleasantly wrong.

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