You may have heard Mohegan Sun is hosting it’s own Restaurant Week right NOW through this Friday the 11th. I had a great plan (and outfit) to meet my blend, Cait this past Sunday for dinner at Bar Americain. However, due to some shitty and unforeseen circumstances, it didn’t happen. Instead, Cait wined and dined her sister and friend at Tuscany which you can read about here.
Various restaurants at Mohegan Sun are participating in the event and offering their own deals including pre fixed meals, or in the case of Bar Americain, 20% off your entire bill. Holy deal! So while I’m super bummed I couldn’t make it, I can’t be too bummed because I have indulged in Bobby Flay’s delicious cuisine in the past. It was this past June when I attended the Freestyle Fest at Mohegan with my pal/coworker, Bonnie. Vanilla Ice and Biz Markie were the headliners. I know… you’re pissed you didn’t know, but I heard her say he’s just a friend…
Anyhow! Because it was Bonnie’s birthday, we chose Bar Americain for our fancy dinner. When we walked in we were seated right away and greeted by the nicest waitress EVER. Not only was I impressed with the service but the decor was equally nice.
To start, Bonnie ordered Pinot. I ordered a vodka soda. #notsoexciting
While we reviewed the menu, bread was served. It was a combination of regular rolls and cornbread. We agreed that we were not fans of the cornbread. It had a strange bitter taste to it which I believe was due to green pepper. Not sure what type of pepper it was but I could do without.
After asking our SUPER nice waitress 101 questions, I ended up ordering two apps as my meal, the asparagus salad and the shellfish cocktail tasting plate.
I was hoping for more asparagus but the salad was tasty just the same! I love my greens.
I did a bit of research on Yelp and heard wonderful things about the shellfish cocktails. While I do wish the serving sizes were bigger, it was all so good!! The tastings included a lobster/avocado mix, shrimp with tomatillo and coconut crabmeat. The lobster/avocado mix was my favorite! My least favorite was the crab. While it was good, I’m not quite sure how I feel about mixing coconut and crabmeat.
Bonnie ordered pork and her friend Jen went with the salmon. Their plates were gorgeous and they were extremely pleased.
I’m going to assume these were seasonal dishes as I do not see them on the most current menu online. If I had gone this Sunday, I would have damn sure ordered the Mahi Mahi! #wishfulthinking
Even though it was Bonnie’s birthday, we were so full from dinner that we couldn’t even think about dessert. I’m not sure how that happened, but it did. Instead, we digested, and headed over to the arena for the concert.
Not sure if the highlight of the evening was dinner or Vanilla Ice performing Go Ninja Go. It’s a toss up.
What is your favorite type of seafood?
Be honest, you’re still a fan of Vanilla Ice too…right??