I recently went to Las Vegas to celebrate my 50th birthday with three of my best friends!! What a fabulous weekend we had with so many laughs. We were eating, drinking and being merry!! We went to shows like Menopause The Musical (so very funny, my face hurt) and took in a live concert seeing Santana, truly amazing!!! One of the restaurants we ate at was Mesa Grill which was my pick and fit the bill for all of us. It is a big lively restaurant with great service and fabulous food. We started off with cocktails and I was absolutely starving so I asked for a basket of bread and was thrilled with the corn muffins. Moist and flavourful but a bit crumbly. Sorry the pictures aren’t of the best quality but all I had was my small camera and of course bad lighting and it’s Vegas, need I say more. Next came the appetizers. I had the blue corn pancake that were filled with BBQ duck and served with a Habanero Chile- Star Anise Sauce, out of this world!!! My friends had the yummy looking Baby Romaine Salad with a gorgeous Parmesan Crisp and then two orders of the Tiger Shrimp and Roasted Garlic Corn Tamale. There were rave reviews coming from all sides of the table!! Next we moved onto the entrees. I had the Fire Roasted Veal Chop which was huge (Fred Flintstone style) and delicious!! Trisha indulged in the Yucatan Style Grouper, while Jan noshed on the New Mexican Spiced Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Karen picked a very delicious looking vegetarian option in the Cornmeal Crusted Chile Relleno. We ordered three sides which we shared family style and they were the Roasted Corn Chipotle Aioli, Lime and Cojita Cheese, Cauliflower Gratin and Roasted Poblano and lastly the Smoked Chile Collard Greens. All of our plates were completely cleaned and our meals were thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend this restaurant next time you are in Vegas. It is located within Caesar’s palace, which is one of my favourite casinos. I hope you love it as much as we all did. Viva Las Vegas!!!