Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July Wine Dinner - Downtown

The July Wine Dinner was another delicious event! Chef Marcus Lockett's dishes were incredible and Karen's Wine Pairings were spot on. Check out the photos below to see what you missed!

Cajun Style Blackened Halibut served with Parmesan Infused
Risotto and topped with a Mango Salsa.

Strawberry Salad tossed with Almonds, fresh Strawberries
and Red Onions in a Creamy, Sweet Dressing.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Tracy and Bobby Hoard

Jane and Steve O'Mell

Freddie Norman

Roy Kistner

Marquise and Jahari Dowdy

Marcus Lockett (our Chef) and Karen Massey with Delta Wholesalers

Southaven- Wine Dinner is LESS than One Week Away!

Don't forget, the August Wine Dinner is less than one week away! We fill up fast, so make your reservations now. (Look below for a peak at our menu!)

August 6th at 6:30pm
$45 per person
Reservations Required

See you there!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Southaven- Suprise Party on the Patio!

Happy Birthday to Raymond Sanders!
Last week at our Patio Party, Raymond and Friends celebrated his birthday with us. We always have live music on Thursdays and this week it was the fabulous Pam and Terry. Everyone joined in the act and sang a few songs including our Birthday Boy! We hope everyone had a grand time and if you would like to host a party during our Thursday Patio Parties, give us a call at 662.890.2467
See you next week on the Patio!!!!

August Wine Dinner--Southaven

Our next Wine Dinner will be August 6th at 6:30 pm. We will be featuring wines from the Bogle Vineyards in California and the Silvan Ridge Winery in Oregon. This months menu will be:

Bogle Chardonnay served with Smoked Chicken and Almond Salad with Crostinis and Baked Apple Chips

Bogle Red Zinfandel served with Red Bell Peppers stuffed with Wild Rice, Gouda, and House Ground Ribeye

Bogle Petite Syrah served with Grilled Swordfish topped with a Mediterranean Ragu and Grilled Squash.

Silvan Ridge, Early Muscat dessert wine served with Fresh Peaches baked in Puff Pastry

Wine dinners are $50.00 per person and reservations are required. Please call 662.890.2467.

July Beer Dinner--Southaven

This month we had our biggest Beer Dinner turn out ever. 56 guests joined us to try beers from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner Texas.The menu was wonderful and accented by rich and spicy Southwest flavors.

Guests started with Shrimp Cocktail and Texas Caviar served with Blue Corn Chips. The Shiner Blonde served with this course was light, but was nicely balanced with the spice from the fresh Jalapenos in the Caviar.

Next we served baked Sweet Red Bell Peppers stuffed with Hickory Smoked Chicken and Cream Cheese and wrapped in Applewood Bacon. Josh used the Shiner Hefeweizen as a base for the Hefeweizen-Orange Glaze that accompanied the Stuffed Peppers.

The classic Shiner Bock was served with a Bock-Braised Pork Loin served with Baked Apples and Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes.

We finished with the Shiner Black Bohemian Lager. This rich and dark beer was paired with an equally dark and rick Sticky Toffee Pudding served ala mode. The flavors were delicious and the pairing was a perfect ending to a fulfilling dinner.

Our next Beer Dinner will be held on August 20th where we will feature four selections from the Rouge Brewery in Oregon. Reservations are required, please call 662.890.2467.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Concierge Night Downtown

Sunday, June 29, The Mesquite Chop House Downtown hosted a "Concierge Night" and invited the front line tourism and hospitality industry people to dine with us.

The guests of honor were concierges, bellmen, hotel front desk personnel, convention and visitors bureau folks, tour group company employees, taxi drivers, you name it. Anyone connected with making Downtown tourism hum was on the list.

We appreciate everything these folks do to help Memphis thrive and grow as a tourism destination and it was wonderful to take a break with them and enjoy a fine meal.

The menu consisted of (among other things) Hickory smoked Prime Rib (one of our signature items), Salmon Caesar Salad, Bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp, Sauteed Asparagus, Burgundy Button Mushrooms, and homemade Carrot Cake for dessert.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Southaven-July Wine Dinner

This months wine dinner was a wonderful experience. All of the wines featured this evening were Organically grown and produced. Dan Michael, our Host Master from D Vine Wines & Spirits, educated our guests on the strict guide lines that allow a wine to be Organic. He spoke of the growing process as well as the bottling standards. Who knew that going to school could be such fun! His class, "Wine Drinking For Majors" is probably already full!

The menu tonight was especially delicious. We started with the Prosciutto Wrapped Melon and Bel Paese Cheese with Crostini. The very "young and light" Candoni Pinot Grigio, was a great combination. "The crispness of the wine helped cut the creaminess of the cheese" stated one of our guests. It really got the guests palates ready for the evening.
The second course was a Pan Seared Diver Scallop over Jasmine Rice with a Honey Ginger Glaze. The True Earth Chardonnay that we paired with it was very buttery and loved by all.

We then served a Baby Spinach Salad topped with Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon. The contrasting flavors and textures of the toppings gained this dish high praise. The Parducci Pinot Noir was a great pairing. Dan described the wine as having "Very mellow tannins and lots of fruit" One of our guests agreed with a deep "Mmmmmmm"
For the finale we paired our succulent Bone-In Pork Chop topped with a Red Wine Demi Glace and Sweet Potato Fries with the Frey Zinfandel. The flavors were so perfectly matched that we were told to "Put this on the menu"!!!
The monthly Wine Dinner in Southaven has become a staple in many of our guests monthly activities. It is hard to pick what they like the most; the wine, the food, or the great time that they have.

Our next dinner will be August 6th. Please call 662.890.2467 for reservations.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Downtown - June Wine Dinner

Our June Wine Dinner was our best yet! Chef Marcus Lockett created a wonderful menu and worked with John Arnold of Robilio to compliment each dish with an appropriate wine pairing. Our next Wine Dinner is scheduled for July 30th at 6:30pm. $50.00 per person. Please call (901)527-5337 for reservations. The July Wine Dinner menu will be posted here soon so check back often!

Downtown - The Heritage Party

The Heritage group recently gathered for lunch at the Mesquite Chop House Downtown.