Sunday, January 24, 2010
Comfort Food for the Soul
Last night I had the pleasure of eating at The Red Door in Mission Hills. The ambiance was great! I felt like I was eating inside an old Mission Hills home. It had the perfect homey feel to fit the comfort food I was about to have the pleasure of indulging myself in. We started with the Grilled Romaine Heart Salad, flash grilled, with candied walnuts, julienne granny smith apples, and served with a roquefort vinaigrette. The best thing about this salad was the dressing and the salad would have been perfect if only it was served warm and grilled. It was cold and didn’t taste grilled at all. It was more like an icy wedge salad.
I had the Turkey Meat Loaf with mac n cheese, green beans and carrots. The Turkey Meat Loaf had a nice kick to it. The BBQ sauce was on the side and served cold but I prefer my meat loaf to have the sauce spread on top of the meat loaf and cooked with the meat loaf. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always nice to have an extra side of sauce on the side but you got to have a nice glaze of it on top of the meat loaf too. The mac n cheese was the winner of the evening! It was creamy, rich and the cheesy top was golden brown and cooked to perfection. I would have been satisfied with just a big bowl mac n cheese.
My close family friend had the Grilled Prime Flat Iron Steak served with Yukon baked potatoes, season fresh vegetables, and cracked black pepper sauce. The steak was cooked exactly to her liking (medium). The sauce was flavorful and if you like pepper then this is the dish for you. Over all The Red Door was satisfying which is exactly sensation you want when you eat comfort food but it wasn't "To Die For". I would like to go and try a few other things on the menu. The Burger looked amazing! I will go back again and give this place another try and suggest you check it out too.