Thursday, April 30, 2009

Date Night at Rusty's

Tuesday is not a normal date night, but things are different on vacation. The day of the week never matters.

Our last night in Arizona we enjoyed our evening meal at sunset, at Rusty's Chop House at the Boulders Resort golf club. The odd day of the week had some affect on our plans. On the downside, the resort's fine dining establishment is closed on a Tuesday. On the upside, we had a wonderful meal here instead.

We had some free dinner theater courtesy of the golf club event going on right below us on the course. They had a lively cocktail hour with two guitarists and a funny MC.

Per usual, bread and butter to start the table. A pretzel bread made Mr. Suite Apple Pie very happy.

For dinner, I ordered the catch of the day:

~grilled salmon with a hard egg beurre blanc, zucchini and squash cake topped with goat cheese, with fresh asparagus and olives~

The salmon was grilled perfectly, and the vegetables were crisp and fresh. All the flavors on the plate complimented each other; though it was a heavier dish than my usual, it did not seem heavy.

For Mr. Suite Apple Pie:

~filet mignon of course, with a cabernet reduction, sauteed spinach, and a sweet potato gratin~

With dinner we enjoyed two glasses of wine: Argentinian Malbec for me, Napa Valley Zinfandel for him.

While we were eating, we spied some indigenous wild pigs grazing beneath our balcony. Can you see them in the middle of the picture?


We have not shared dessert in a long time, and when we received the menu we knew immediately what we wanted to share.

When it comes to dessert, we go big or go home. So we went big:

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie, studded with peanuts and cookie crumbles

Warm Apple Strudel with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Holy yum! I was very grateful for the 1/3 mile walk back to our casita.

and not long after....


1 comment:

Erica said...

What a great meal. Your hair looks adorable! mmm pretzel bread! How could anyone resist?