What this writter did not know, was all the excitment in the room was the Moon Valley class of 1975 celebrating how wonderful everyone looks at 50!
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By Robrt L. Pela
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Generous chunks of rock lobster meat in the bowlful of gooey lobster macaroni and cheese tasted great, although this time the portion was too much. A smaller serving, with a side dish, would've been more appealing. St. Louis "The Hill" pasta penne with sweet Italian sausage, slices of beef tenderloin, and tomato cream sauce was too much, as well. On the other hand, shrimp Puerto Peñasco had just the right balance of flavors and textures, with plump, garlicky Gulf shrimp, crisp, flash-fried spinach, and creamy saffron risotto.
For dessert, I enjoyed the espresso-flavored chocolate decadence cake with whipped mascarpone cream, as well as warm bananas Foster, with buttery rum sauce, bananas, and vanilla ice cream atop a piece of spice cake. The chocolate-covered cheesecake lollipops turned me off they were so sugary and I couldn't force myself to eat more than a couple bites. But the apricot upside-down cake was delicious, with soft chunks of fruit and a doughy density that reminded me of pie crust.
16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive
Peoria, AZ 85382
Category: Bars and Clubs
Mushroom fry: $7
"D" tomato salad: $7.50
Filet mignon: $28
Shrimp Puerto Peñasco: $22
623-334-0010, »web link
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m. Bar hours: Nightly, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
I'm not sure if I would trek out to Skye again on my own because there are already a few upscale steak and seafood restaurants in my part of town. I realize that Skye's more geared toward the hungry populace of Peoria. But the next time I have visiting family to entertain, I know exactly where I'll take them.