Sunday, December 21, 2008

Southaven- Brunch with Santa 12/21/08

We hope that everyone has a VERY Merry Christmas!!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Southaven- New Year's Eve is just around the corner!!

Don't forget to make your reservations soon....we have a very special evening planned!
Live Piano Music, Party Favors!!!
Mesquite Chop House Dinner for Two- $125 per couple
Your choice of one
*Baked Brie topped with Honey and Toasted Almonds
*Smoked Salmon Mousse with Crostini
*Tenderloin Kebob with Port Wine Demi Glace
Your choice of two
Chop House Salad, Traditional Caeser, Mozzarella Salad, Wedge Salad, Spinach Salad, Smoked French Onion Soup or Soup du Jour
Your choice of two
*8 ounce Hand Cut Filet Mignon served with Bearnaise Sauce and Grilled Asparagus
*Lobster Stuffed Tilapia with a Lobster Cream Sauce and Oven Roasted Herbed Red Potatoes
Your choice of one
Hand Made Chocolate Truffles or Champagne Soaked Strawberries and Sweet Cream
Dessert is served with a glass of Champagne for each of you!
All of the above menu items will also be offered as Chef's Daily Specials
Our regular menu will be available as well.
Reservations Recommended 662.890.2467
Last Seating for dinner will be at 10pm
Jazz Lounge open until 1am
Come and ring in the New Year at the Mesquite Chop House!
See you there!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Southaven-Pictures from the December Wine Dinner

Dan Michael of D'Vine Wine & Spirits

Everyone had a great time! The wines were fantastic and the food was even better.

For dessert we had housemade Chocolate Truffles and Champagne

Josh and staff preparing the main course- Petite Beef Wellington with Rosemary Potato Gratin.
We paired this course with Duckhorn Decoy.

Chicken and Cabrales Blue Cheese Phyllo Pockets served with Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir

Grilled Asparagus over Angel Hair with a Lemon Beurre Blanc served with Columbia Crest "Grand Estates" Chardonnay

Prosciutto wrapped Shrimp with an Orange Marmalade Glaze served with Conundrum

Please join us for our next Wine Tasting on Jan 7, 2009!
6:30 pm - $50 per person
We are featuring Kim Crawford Wines......Space is Limited
Please make you reservation by calling

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Pittmans!

Happy 50th Anniversary!
Thanks to the Pittman Family for celebrating such a special occasion with us!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Memphis- General Manager Dustin Hornsby

The NEW General Manager in the Mesquite Chop House Downtown Memphis comes to us via Dallas, Texas. Although a Memphian by birth, Dustin was the General Manager for the Texas de Brazil in Dallas. Before his tenure with Texas de Brazil, you may have seen him at the Peabody Hotel where he was the Assistant GM at the Italian steak house Capriccio Grill. A longtime veteran of the restaurant industry, he has had the opportunity to pick and choose the best parts of the restaurants he has been a part of, and now brings that experience to our downtown location. His philosophy is one that is spoken often, but one that is rarely followed through with in the service world today. Dustin ardently believes in "the guest is always right" way of thinking. He says, "In today's atmosphere, most restaurants find themselves with employees that think and act negatively, that don't correlate a good attitude with great service and great food. My mission is to instill in every employee a sense of pride in the quality of their work and the discipline to meet the demands of the highest standards, my standards. This is what creates a memorable experience for our guests, and it is a memorable experience that every single one of our guest deserves." Dustin goes on to say, "Becoming a part of an organization like the Mesquite Chop House is great honor. What I love about the Chop House is that we are a TRUE steak house. We don't have gimmicks. We have unbelievable food in an atmosphere for people that appreciate atmosphere. The Chop House is the most attractive restaurant I've ever worked in. The dark wood, marble and Frank Sinatra in the background is just about the best work environment I could have ever imagined. The great thing is we already have terrific regular guests, but I really look forward to impressing them and our new guests again and again!" So there you have it ladies and gentlemen.
If you get a chance to stop by and say hello to Dustin, please do so.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Southaven- November Wine Tasting is coming soon!

Please join us on November 5th at 6:30pm
$50 per person- Reservations Required
Here is a sneak peek at our menu:

Coppola Sauvignon Blanc served with Endive layered with a Creamy Herbed Cheese and Smoked Salmon

Coppola Chardonnay served with Potato Leek Soup

Coppola Merlot served with Chorizo stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon

Coppola Claret served with Venison Chops topped with a Blueberry Demiglace and served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Southaven- "Patio Party" Continues in the Jazz Lounge!

We don't let the cool and rainy weather stop our party!
That's right, the "Patio Party" will continue all winter long in the Jazz Lounge.
Every Thursday from 6:30-1am, please join us for Great Music, Great Drinks, Complimentary Appetizers and a FANTASTIC TIME!!!!
See you next Thursday!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The NEW General Manager of our Downtown location, Dustin Hornsby.
Check back later for the lowdown on our newest Mesquite Chop House teammate!

Southaven- October Wine Tasting

Brie on Crostini with a Balsamic Fig Syrup served with Dr. Loosen Mosel-Riesling
Lobster Ravioli in a Tarragon Cream Sauce served with Columbia Crest "Grand Estates" Chardonnay
Bronzed Chicken Skewers and a Late Summer Slaw served with Catena "Alamos" Malbec
Ribeye Stuffed Pepper Rings topped with a Roasted Red Pepper Coulis served with Castle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon

Raspberry Sorbet topped with Mixed Berries

What a great turnout we had for the October Wine Tasting! I hope everyone enjoyed the food, the wine and the company.
Join us for our next Wine Tasting on November 5th at 6:30pm.
Reservations are required and space is limited! 662.890.2467
See you soon!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Southaven- September Beer Tasting

Our Great River Beverages Rep Michael Fondren and Rachael Marvel.
Steven, preparing the beer for the first course.
Brie wrapped in Puff Pastry with an Apple Chutney served with Samuel Adams Cream Stout
Chef Josh Cobbs and his assistant, Lee Mitchell preparing for the second course.
Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps with a Citrus Horseradish Glaze served with Samuel Adams Brown Ale
Braised Rack of Elk topped with a Cranberry Demiglaze with Thyme and Rosemary seasoned New Potatoes served with Samuel Adams Black Lager
Chef Josh Cobbs preparing desserts tableside.
- Triple Berry Crisp with Blueberries, Blackberries and Strawberries Ala Mode served with Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
Everyone had a wonderful time!

What a great Beer Dinner we had last night. Thanks to Great River Beverages and Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams Beer, for the wonderful glasses and the wonderful beer! Josh really outdid himself this tasting, his menu choices paired fabulously with the beer. If you have not joined us for one of our Beer Tastings, you are really missing out on some very creative menus.
Our next Beer Tasting will be October 15th at 6:30pm
See you then!
Reservations Required and Space is Limited- $40 per person

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Snap To It! Downtown

The 2008 Uniquely Memphis Photo Contest
Sponsored by the Downtowner magazine and Peabody Place Entertainment & Retail Center. The Mesquite Chop House Downtown did their Appetizers for the evening.

Jodie Vance (with Downtowner Magazine) Hope Walker, Brandon Noe, & Eric Watson ( the Chef at Chop House)

Cocktail Shrimp

Asparagus wrapped in Prime Rib

Pork Loin with Spinach and Carmelized Onions wrapped in Grilled Tortilla

Friday, August 29, 2008

Southaven- Happy Birthday Steve Hanks!

Steve and Melanie Hanks

Everyone at the Mesquite Chop House would like to wish our good friend Steve a very Happy Birthday!!!!!