Last night I had the chance to go to one of my favorite places in the whole world, Mohegan Sun. It’s a little over an hour from my house but so worth the drive. Every time I walk through the doors I instantly get an ear-to-ear smile plastered on my face.
My husband and I had gone there in October to celebrate our anniversary at BrewFest and we also went a couple weeks ago to see Coldplay! This time around I brought my Mother-in-law, she had been invited to Mohegan Sun a couple weeks ago, but she couldn’t go….because she was babysitting for us….so we could see Coldplay…at Mohegan Sun. Sorry!
So, we headed up to take advantage of one of the great dining deals they have this week for Restaurant Week. We decided to eat at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, neither of us had ever been there before. They were offering 20% off of your food purchase so it was the perfect time to check it out!
I wasn’t really sure what to expect, I looked at the menu online so I had an idea of what sort of food they served, a Regional American menu that features dishes which showcase the wealth of ingredients and traditions of New England. Everything on the menu looked absolutely amazing and unique, but I had no idea that the atmosphere in the restaurant would also be amazing. It was a Tuesday night so I didn’t expect it to be too crowded. It was very relaxing and even as more and more people shuffled in it maintained it’s peaceful ambience. The staff were all incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.
They brought us out a basket of assorted breads to start with, I tried a multi-grain dinner roll and a cornbread “finger” (I don’t know if that’s the real name, ha!) They were yummy and not too filling before dinner.
Oh, there was wine too! Don’t worry, they are not stingy with the wine. I had taken a few sips before I snapped the picture!
Next, I had a sampling of their three Shellfish Cocktails. Shrimp-Tomatillo, Coconut-Crab and Lobster-Avocado. They were the perfect size, served in cocktail glasses. My favorite was the Lobster-Avocado but the tomatillo sauce that came with the shrimp was AMAZING. Which, I found out later is one of Bobby Flay’s signature sauces.
My mother-in-law tried the Boston lettuce salad which included a poached egg on top. She wasn’t too sure about the egg, but ended up really enjoying it!
I ordered the Gala Apple Salad for my dinner and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the pomegranate dressing that it came with had tons of fresh pomegranate seeds. It was a really nice compliment to the apples, spinach, blue cheese and walnuts in the salad.
My mother-in-law ordered the New York strip steak. I stole a little bite and it was easily one of the best steaks I have ever eaten! (And I’ve eaten a lot of steak!)
We had a great time and I can’t wait to return!
Disclaimer: Mohegan Sun provided me with a gift card to pay for my meal, as always, all opinions are my own.