Remember when I shared our experience at the Westin Kierland a few weeks ago? We had an awesome stay that included a dinner at deseo. I am finally sharing the details of our awesome dinner which was the perfect meal for Peter and I to celebrate our first night away in several years. Just in time for Peter’s birthday and our anniversary!
A deseo dinner review at the Westin Kierland
deseo is a Nuevo Latino restaurant located at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. Our experience was fabulous from start to finish. deseo features an open kitchen with some seating at a bar that faces the chef’s work area. Sort of a “chef’s table” experience where you can interact with the chefs as they prepare your meal.
We found our waiter to be extremely helpful, answering questions about dishes and making suggestions. All of his suggestions were excellent by the way.
We started our meal with ceviche appetizers. Peter is not a huge fish fan so it has to be excellent otherwise he turns his nose up at it. Rest assured the ceviche was awesome and he LOVED the ceviche (as did I)!
We opted to have them do a quick boil of the fish first, so the “cooking” was not entirely done via citrus juice but regardless of how it was prepared, it was A-MAZ-ING.
And lucky for us, it was just the start of an amazing meal!
We decided to order one side to share with our entrées. Per our waiter’s suggestion we ordered the arroz tostado en cazuela. Basically a “fried rice” with egg, crab, sausage, corn and asparagus. I liked it but my stomach was so full from our ceviche and the entrée in front of me that I could only taste it. Peter devoured it! Literally.
And even though he was stuffed, he couldn’t pass up his entrée. He chose the kobe vaca encebollada, or grilled kobe skirt steak and huancaina potato (Peruvian potatoes) with oven-dried tomatoes. He really enjoyed that dish as well.
My entrée choice was a yuca wrapped dorado al ajillo pescados. Basically, mahi-mahi, shrimp, amarath, shaved calamari with roasted garlic
My favorite part of the dish was the light crispy crunch on the outside of the mahi mahi. I loved it so much I would forgo trying anything else and order it again. It was so yummy!
We had conflicting plans that caused us to miss deseo’s Muddle Bar but we managed a sneak peek after our late dinner. I love the idea of “Muddling” drinks by combining fresh fruit and spirits into a refreshing drink.
And in case you missed my sneak peek a few weeks ago that included our dessert. Check this out!
Despite being so stuffed from all the yummy food, we could not pass up on this super fun dessert. Everything was edible except the cigar wrapper. It was awesome and tasty way to end our meal!
deseo is definitely a pricey meal, we consider it a splurge meal. For foodies who regularly eat well (read expensive) it’s probably no big deal. For everyone else, I would recommend deseo for a special night out or celebratory meal.
Which part of our dinner would you order?
Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. The Westin Kierland did provide us a complimentary meal, however I was not asked to review deseo. I just couldn’t help sharing our awesome dining adventure with you! As always all thoughts and opinions are my own!