A Pie to Die For

By Kay Kipling August 24, 2010

If I had to pick a food of the year—one dish, right this minute—without question it has to be the coconut custard pie with Jamaican rum sauce at Bonefish Grill. Seriously. We first tried it on Mother’s Day and have never turned back. I now go into Bonefish Grill planning my menu choices around having enough room to jump into the coconut pie. My hubby brought some home as a surprise one night, which I saved for breakfast—what a way to start the day. The pie is best eaten at the restaurant, though, where the sauce is warm and makes the pie slightly gooey the best possible way.



Bonefish Grill's coconut custard pie with Jamaican rum sauce

I dined with Sean Murphy at the Beach Bistro the other night, and leave it to Sean to come up with a BP martini. It’s aqua blue, with chocolate that looks like oil on the bottom, coffee beans for tar balls, and then it’s lit on fire. Not a joke. Log on to to see the video, Sean is so enraged at BP the restaurant created the martini to send the money to a Gulf coast fishermen’s fund. BTW, hats off to Sean, as the Beach Bistro and The Bistro at The Concession have been invited to present a James Beard dinner in NYC on Dec. 2. This will be Sean’s second visit; it’s quite an honor to be invited back and sensational for The Concession, making it a first for a private club appearance.



Beach Bistro's BP martini

I had about 10 hours in Las Vegas this week and checked out the culinary scene with my son, Eric, who recently moved there to follow his own culinary dream. We managed to have a nice dinner at RM Seafood (although the service was atrocious), and then it was a wonderful treat to head over to the Bellagio for a nighttime fountain show and French crepes for dessert at Jean Phillippe.



Sliders at Wynn Encore

Walk through the Venetian and check out their candy apples and lovely displays. They almost look more like glass sculptures, but no doubt taste amazing. Probably the most impressive dish was the tenderloin, egg and creamed spinach breakfast sliders at the Wynn Encore—worth getting up for, and I will dream about them until my next visit.



The Venetian's candy apples

Have you tried an amazingly delicious dish recently? Do share on the comment button so we can all check it out.


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