Rx Boiler Room is the latest concept by top Chef Rick Moonen.
Celebrity Radio loves RM Seafood, Rick’s sister restaurant downstairs at Mandalay Bay. Boiler Room is his latest invention….
The concept of Boiler Room pays homage to ‘SteamPunk’ (a genre of science fiction) – no, me neither. It’s basically the industrial revolution meets the renaissance. People who know are passionate about this stuff and regularly come dressed to impress at Rx Boiler Room – good for them I say!
Combining food and drink, Celebrity Chef Moonen showcases his spin on classic comfort food, offering guests a variety of playful creations in small and large plate portions, ideal for sharing.
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Rick’s new restaurant has an extra-ordinary drinks menu featuring an emporium of the finest spirits and innovative libations, capably crafted by lead barman Nathan Greene.
The design of this restaurant is fun, relaxed but clearly fine dining. The menu is innovative and exciting.
Most importantly Boiler Room Rx is unpretentious but totally brilliant….just like Chef Moonen himself.
So what to eat? Well, the ‘small bites’ give you a true insight into Chef Moonen’s cuisine…..
To begin I wanted to try the ‘Rx Fish Tacos in Taro Toot Shells’. These are so light and fresh….a gorgeous start to the meal.
Try the ‘Chicken Pit Pie Nuggets’ – so different, so original, so fun, so crispy and filled with peas and carrots.
One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the bacon wrapped bacon-n-eggs. This was my personal favourite appetiser. A fabulous sunny side quails egg on brioche toast and tomato jam. So much fun, such tender pork and beautifully collection of flavours…..
I highly recommend the Meze platter. With Prosciutto, Jamon Serrano, apple with smoked duck and house picked vegetables. tomato jam.
The Spanish Tapas lover in me could have eaten this dish as an entire meal. Just tremendous…
The most clever, exciting and innovative dish at Boiler Room Rx was without question the ‘Smoked Salmon Under Glass’.
Once the lid is lifted the dish, table and surroundings are filled with the aroma of the Rx smoker.
What a fabulously theatrical idea!
Certainly a talking point and the most wonderful salad of sea beans, tomato & cucumber with bagel chips….
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For my entrees I was delighted to sample 2 wonderful dishes.
The Shellfish Shepherds Pie was my favourite by far. So delicious, so tender, so well cooked with shrimp, scallops and other sustainable fish of the day.
Chef sent out the Lamb Osso Buco. This rustic dish was the most tender lamb I’ve ever tasted. Clearly cooked with love and patience, this is meat lovers dream….
To accompany your entrée do try Rick’s Tater Tots with tarter sauce – Wow. Like the best croquetas you’ve ever tasted!
The seasonal & sensational asparagus is a delight. With a Spanish twist of a perfectly soft poached egg and truffle oil. Seriously impressive and could also easily be a meal in itself. Beautifully crisp and totally delicious.
Mac + Cheese X5 – Yes Rick includes blue, parmesan, brie, cheddar & blanc….
Finally, Rick never fails at dessert. His Tiramisu was divine and the Mahalo Macha Panna Cotta was in a league of its own….
Boiler Room RX really is a lovely restaurant. Chef Moonen is a world class chef who prides himself on quality seasonal, local, sustainable produce.
The service was excellent, the atmosphere was welcoming, relaxed and fun and the dining room is beautiful.
Bravo Rick, may this restaurant be full for many years to come!
Review by Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio recorded at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas 19th May 2014.