Monday, October 19, 2009

Mezzo Bistro Italiano shines off the Las Vegas Strip

Mezzo \Mez”zo\, a.[ It., from L. medius middle, half.]

We have had the opportunity to dine a Mezzo on many occasions. This lovely restaurant located in the North West section of Las Vegas only proves what we have been saying for quite along time. There is great dinning OFF the famed Las Vegas Strip

Mezzo uses only the best ingredients to create traditional dishes over seen by Chef Alfredo. The fish is brought in fresh daily and calamari is hand cut to order. Even their sausages and meatballs are ground and made in house as a well as their sauces and dressings. They even imported a wood burning oven from Naples, Italy just to have the best possible flavoring and addauthenticity to their dishes.

You cant have a great Italian restaurant without wine . They are continually changing their wine list offering wines from all over the world. With a list of over 100 wines by the bottle and more than 30 by the glass, there’s a great wine for for every palate.

The Cuisineist stopped in at Mezzo for a wine dinner hosted by Jim Lambert of Stanley Lambert wines from the famed Barossa Valley in Australia. The Chef and staff pulled out all the stops for a great imaginative culinary experience.

Wee Be Pumkin Bisque

Pumpkin Bisque , toasted pumkin seeds and ginger creme freich

Stanley Lambert Pristine Chardonnay , Barossa Valley 2008

Salmon Rilletes

Fresh salmon rillets on a bed of organic spinach, chanterelle mushrooms and a roasted red pepper vinaigrette

Stanley Lambert Nordic Frost , cold pressed dry Riesling Barossa 2008

Pappardelle Calabrese

Pappardelle pasta , house made chicken sausage , porcini muchrooms and arugula

Stanley Lambert Black Sheep , Shriaz Blend Barossa 2004

16 oz. Ribeye Steak

Brown sugar grilled 16oz Ribeye steak , fingerling potatoes , green beans and micro carrots

Stanley Lambert Silent Partner , Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa 2005

Sweet berry tart shell

Sweet tart shell paired with a sweet pastry cream topped with fresh raspberries and blueberries

Stanley Lambert Choc-a-bloc , Port South Australia NV

The Staff of Mezzo did an amazing job putting on this dinner. The food pairings by Chef Alfredo were spot on and showed off his culinary expertise. We have attended dinners all over the country and some of the best held in Michelin resturants on the Las Vegas strip. In our opinion , Mezzo is a sparkling diamond in off strip dinning in Las Vegas. For more information on Mezzo please go to . For complete coverage on the Stanley Lambert wines visit VINO LAS VEGAS .

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