Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April Beer Dinner in Southaven was a REAL FIESTA!!!!!!

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo a little early this year. Our April Beer Tasting featured Mexican Beer paired with a Tex Mex Menu. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food as well as the beer. We had Sol, Bohemia, Dos Equis Amber and Lager paired with Margarita Scallops, Tex Mex Chicken Skewers, Ribeye Steak with 3 Pepper Salsa and Flan for dessert. We gave away a Golf Bag, a Nike Driver (Courtesy of Great River Beverages)and Free Rounds of Golf at Hernando Hills Country Club (Courtesy of Art Chaput, General Manager) A good time was had by all who attended.
We hope to see you at our next Beer Tasting on May 21st!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

May 7th Wine Tasting Menu-Southaven

Our next Wine Tasting is coming soon. We have limited space available, so make your reservations early! This month we are tasting wines from the Pacific Northwest.........

Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut Sparkling, Washington- Smoked Salmon and Gruyere Mini Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce

2005 Elk Cove Pinot Noir, Oregon- Hickory Smoked and Mesquite Grilled Duck over a bed of Mixed Greens with a Sun Dried Cherry Vinaigrette

2003 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington- "Steak en Croute" Ribeye Steak, Carmelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Red Bell Peppers wrapped in a Puff Pastry and topped with a Roasted Red Pepper Demi-Glaze

2006 Silvan Ridge Early Muscat Dessert Wine, Oregon- Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee topped with flambe Peaches.

$45.00 per person-Reservations Required 662.890.2467

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Martini Party Season is Officially OPEN!

Southaven-We had our our first Martini Party of 2008 on Thursday, April 10th. The weather did not cooperate with us, but the party went on! Pam and Terry set up in the Jazz Lounge and we had a nice little crowd at the bar all evening long. This Thursday promises to bring us better weather so come and join us on our newly enhanced patio. We have installed beautiful wrought- iron lamp posts and have umbrella heaters to ward off the chilly evening air. With these new heaters, we should be partying well into the Fall! Don't forget, we have fresh shucked oysters on the half shell for a quarter each, we also have a different Feature Martini each week offered at a special price, Pam and Terry entertain us with a wide array of music and we have 30 different martinis as well as flavored Mojitos. Something new this season is our Martini Flights (see picture). We offer two ounce portions of 3 different flavors ....why have one when you can try three? Find your favorite......we offer 3 new flavors each week! This week we have the Tropical Martini, Red Raspberry and Pineapple Cosmo. I look forward to seeing all of our old friends as well as meeting new ones this year. Come and join us!

See you this Thursday on the Patio at 6pm!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Memphis Redbirds First Home Game!

Baseball season is here and after weeks of rain (including last night) it looks like there will be beautiful weather for the Redbirds' home opener in Downtown Memphis tonight.

After the game, stop by the Mesquite Chop House Downtown for an incredible Prime steak. If you filled up on hot dogs at the game, stop in for coffee and dessert and wait for the traffic to clear out of downtown. It's a great way to top off a beautiful spring night.

Go Redbirds!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Southaven Beer Tasting Less Than A Week Away....

If you have not already made reservations for the Beer Tasting, we are filling up fast! This month's Beer Tasting is in honor of the upcoming Cinco De Mayo. We are featuring Mexican Beers paired with a Tex-Mex Menu.

  • Sol Beer with Margarita Scallops

  • Bohemia Beer with Tex-Mex Chicken Skewers

  • Dos Equis Lager with Mesquite Grilled Ribeye and a Three Pepper Salsa

  • Dos Equis Amber with Flan

Hope to see you on Wednesday, April 16th at 6:30!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Martini Parties Are Back!!! Every Thursday in Southaven!!!

Starting on Thursday, April 10th we will begin our weekly Martini Parties on the Patio in Southaven. If you have never been, you need to check it out! Pam and Terry will be entertaining us from 6:30 to 10pm (or later!) and we have fresh shucked Oysters on the Half Shell for a quarter each. This year we have 30 different Martinis to choose from as well as flavored Mojitos. Just to name a few.........Tropical Martini, Tiramisu Martini, the Candy Bar-Tini, Pineapple Cosmo, Grape Twist, the Coffee Cake Martini, Ultimate Orange Martini...........we have a flavor for everyone!
Hope to See You on the Patio!

Who's Who at the Chop House in Southaven

Meet Cory Gatewood! Cory has worked for the Mesquite Chop House since September of 2006. With 18 years cooking experience under his belt, he mans the Saute Station and trains all new Saute Cooks. He is from Memphis, TN and graduated from Frayser High School. After spending three years at University of Memphis, Cory enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. He currently resides in Olive Branch with his wife, Claudia and his three year old son, Corwin.

Old friends in a new place

We had some old friends stop in (from left to right) Mike Huffman, Ben Hubbard, Jill Hubbard, and Joanne Huffman. They are from Blytheville Ar. They were in a few times a week when it was Sleep Outs. This was there first time being in the Chop House. Now they are Vips and will be coming here a few times a week.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Shaken or Stirred?

We are less than a week away from the first Martini Patio Party of the spring. Next Thursday, April 10 starting at 6pm we will officially leave this long winter behind us and sip martinis (or whatever your drink of choice is) while we listen to the musical talents of Pam & Terry.

"Join me at the Mesquite Chop House Miss Moneypenny?"

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Easter Crew in Southaven

Easter 2008 was one of the biggest Holidays yet in Southaven. My crew worked harder than ever to take care of over 350 Brunch guests and they were happy to do so. My thanks to them and their efforts!!

Dan Michaels from D Vine Wine and Spirits and Josh Cobbs GM

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April Wine Dinner in Southaven

The Wine Dinner this month took on an International flair where we paired wines from France, California, Italy, and Australia with some truly delicious entree selections. We began with Coquilles Ste Jacques with the 2005 Louis Jadot "Pouilly-Fuisse". The second course was a California Cheddar and Apple salad with a 2006 Chateau St. Jean Sonoma Chardonnay. The third course was a zesty Petite Smoked Chicken Cannelloni with a just as spicy 2005 Da Vinci Chianti. We ended the dinner with one of my specialties, Sun Dried Cherry Stuffed Pork Loin paired with a 2005 Wishing Tree Shiraz. It was another wonderful dinner where good friends always find great food and wine.

Taste Of Desoto

The Fourth Annual Tim Mote Taste of Desoto was another very successful event for my staff in Southaven. We worked long hours to bring together a wonderful menu with selections of Mesquite Grilled Bison Tenderloin, Hickory Smoked Quail, Sold Smoked Salmon Bruchetta, and Petite Strawberries & Sweet Cream. Our efforts were acknowledged when we received awards for "Tastiest Food" and the coveted "Best of Show". This was our third year to participate and the third consecutive year to bring Top Honors back to the Mesquite Chop House. Thank you to all of Desoto County who came out and supported us.

March 26 Downtown Wine Tasting

The March 26 Mesquite Chop House Downtown Wine Tasting was our best yet. We had a combination of newbies and veterans this time around and the conversation was lively.

Our wine tastings are always fun, educational, and delicious for patrons and staff alike, but Downtown we are noticing an unanticipated phenomena. Downtowners who are strangers to one another when they arrive are leaving as friends and business contacts. That is a great thing to see as more and more folks move into the Downtown core.

Now…the photos!

Here is a great shot of the group with glasses at the ready. Four incredible food courses paired with four exquisite wines...no wonder they are smiling.

Pictured below is wine expert John Arnold of Victor L. Robilio Co., Inc. We greatly appreciate Robilio Co. and John working with our chefs to create our pairings. Never at a loss for words, John is an animated and knowlegeble sommelier.

Bobby and Tracy Hoard

Marquise and Jahari Dowdy

Steve and Jane O'Mell

Alan and Linda Lu Hargraves

We look forward to seeing everyone again for the April Wine Tasting at the Downtown location on April 30. Chef Marcus Lockett and John Arnold will have another excellent multi-course wine pairing planned soon. Check back here for details.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Have A Great Wild Game Recipe?

This May the Mesquite Chop House Southaven is holding its 1st Annual Wild Game Dinner featuring recipes from... well, possibly you!

The Midsouth is one of the great areas in the world to hunt and fish, and there are many folks here who do one or both proficiently. There are far less however who can prepare a meal from their catch or kill that is worthy of eating outside the cigar-smoke stained walls of the fishing or hunting camp.  

Are you the exception? Are you a sportsman and a chef? 

Do you have a wild game recipe so good your wife or girlfriend actually allows it to be prepared in her home for polite company? We want to take that thought a step further and ask,  do you think it's good enough to be prepared by professional chefs at the Mesquite Chop House Southaven and served to a packed restaurant? 

Talk about braggin' rights!

If you think you have what it takes, submit your recipe by email to General Manager Josh Cobbs ( jmcobbs@gmail.com ). Josh and his team of culinary experts will select the best of the best to be featured at the Wild Game Dinner on May 28, 2008. 

More details soon...