I’m a Bobby Flay fan. I watch his shows on the Food Network and I always think that my cooking is worth a throwdown (for his show Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, the chef challenges masters who have different cooking styles from pizza-makers to pastry extraordinaires in a cook-off to see who makes the best dish). But today, it was about the chef’s food and his New England outpost of Bar Americain set to open in November at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The food was great as was the presentation. He gave us a taste of pretty much everything on the menu from his popular hot potato chips with blue cheese sauce to spicy tuna tartar with garnish to a variety of shellfish cocktails. And when I thought I was going to be full for days, dessert came out. Sweet potato pie, which was my favorite, blueberry lemon crepes, and blackberry souffle plus a few others were ours to share. Amazing. Now back to the new Bar Americain. This 300-seat restaurant will be Mohegan Sun’s largest explained Bruce Bozsum, chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council. Designed by Rockwell Group, the restaurant will have the looks of its New York City counterpart with similar items offered on the menu with some Native American-inspired dishes. “It will have it’s own Connecticut flavor,” says Flay. The second Bar Americain was born out of Flay’s travels around the United States (this was also documented on Flay’s show FoodNation). Flay has had great success so far with the summer opening of Bobby’s Burger Palace (from what I understand, the line is always long) at Mohegan Sun. Hopefully, Bar Americain will be as popular and as successful as his other eateries. And if you want to learn how to make some of Flay’s tasty Bar Americain dishes, check out his 10th cookbook coming out in 2010.