Thirsty Lion now has three locations Valley wide and is serving up handcrafted food alongside craft beer, signature cocktails and a great spot to catch any sports game. They recently rolled out a new winter menu and invited us over to taste their favorites.
While glancing over the menu, the Traditional Scotch Eggs caught our eye and we were intrigued. They are boiled eggs wrapped in pork sausage, lightly breaded and crispy-fried. The crispy texture of the outside of the egg, mixed with the slightly runny yolk and the spice from the Dijon mustard dipping sauce were incredible. We were blown away by the deliciousness of these eggs. Step out from traditional appetizers and try these incredible eggs, they are always offered on their menu.
From the winter menu entrees, we selected the Bronzed Mahi Mahi, which is seared with Cajun spices, passion fruit beurre blanc and sweet Thai chili sauce on top of jasmine rice. This dish was a perfect lighter meal, but still packed full of flavor ranging from sweet to spicy that all melded together perfectly. We also sampled the Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin Tips served with roasted vegetables on top of white cheddar mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The tenderloin was cooked to the perfect medium color, and the flavor was exceptional.
We decided to forego dessert, which on their winter selection is the Jameson’s Bing Cherry Bread Pudding. Instead, we opted to try two seasonal cocktails, Salted Caramel Moroccan Coffee, made with 51 Rum, Kahlua, Irish Cream, buttershots, caramel, coffee and salt. This warm coffee drink is perfect for a cool night, and the blend of the flavors was rich and delectable. A perfect alternative to eating dessert. We also tried the Maple Old Fashioned, made with Bulleit Rye Bourbon, which paired perfectly with the pure maple syrup and didn’t give off an overbearing sweetness, but the perfect mix.
To find the closest Thirsty Lion near you and check out their menu for yourself, visit http://www.thirstyliongastropub.com/ .