an egg is an egg...meditating at the Museo Miró in Barcelona

Monday, October 10, 2005

Todd English's Tuscan Table

Second Time: Table for One

Spent the day at the Mohegan Sun Casino to celebrate Columbus Day [and too lazy to go to the gym].

Same buffet setup but with different entrées [see August review below]. There was a choice of Chicken Cacciatori [falling off the bone], Pork Saltimbocca [a little too dry], Mussels and Beef with Fried Rice which I didn't try].

The interesting salads were Beets with Walnuts and Haricot Verts with Salmon [delicious].

The soup was Butternut Squash, velvet perfection!

The dessert table had a large selection but the best was the Peppered Walnut Cheesecake [creamy, crunchy, sweet and snappy].

The price was still $16.95 but I jazzed that up with a nice glass of Syrrah [$9] and coffee with dessert.

The winners were the Buttternut Squash Soup and the Peppered Walnut Cheesecake.

Casino wise: I left money to win back on my next visit!

August 17, 2005

Lunch today with the BLDs at Tuscany at the Mohegan Sun Casino. There sure have been a few blogs lately with crew of three! And more to come....

The Tuscan Table is a very civilized buffet at the above mentioned restaurant. It is hidden behind the waterfall and actually seats not as many as I thought it might.

I first saw the menu online at todd_english and the price being only $16.98 decided we should give it a try. Good decision!

There were several Appetizer Salads: Tomato Capri, Caesar, Beet, and Pasta. The soup of the day was Potato Leek. There were various types of Stone Pies.

The entrées were Roast Beef, Smoked Pork and Tenderloin Tips all prepared on the Tuscan grill. The quality of the meat was fantastic and each won a prize for flavor. There were also Mussels, Pasta Bolognese and Roasted Potatoes.

The dessert table excelled in calories and the chef is having a summer love affair with the flavor of lemon. There were, of course, the offerings for the chocaholics with chocolate filled Profiteroles sitting next to a pitcher of hot fudge sauce. Also berries, berries, berries!

The winners were the variety, preparation and quality of the entire 'buffet.'

Casino wise: BD got a quarter for his collection [and it cost him a bit; but he was happy], I broke even after winning 'big' a few times, and JD came home with $60 [and we aren't speaking to her anymore].

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