Candied Yams with Marshmallow Brulee? Yes, please!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2011 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Who doesn’t completely melt at the sight of ooey-gooey, warm toasted marshmallows? My now not-so-secret love affair with marshmallows was exposed on a recent visit to Ocean Prime when I happened upon one of my favorite childhood comfort foods on their side dish menu: Candied Yams with Marshmallow Brûlée ($8). Heaven in a bite!

A Midwest girl at heart, I don’t come across candied yams as often here as I would back home (in Oklahoma, it’s almost a staple on every menu), and just as anyone loves to reminisce in a heart-warming dish, I welcomed my Midwestern marshmallow memories with a big bite! The innocent tiny yams didn’t stand a chance at our table as they were the first dish most grabbed at. Covered with a thick blanket of golden-toasted melty marshmallows, the dish received everyone’s absolute approval. Holy delicious.

Candied Yams with Marshmallow Brûlée

As if it needs further praise, it’s safe to say the candied yams were the highlight of my evening at Ocean Prime.

Another Midwestern staple: a really good steak. Ocean Prime prides their menu on quality steaks and a fresh selection of seafood. Being the red-meat lover than I am, I opted for the beef: an incredibly flavorful, blue cheese crusted 12oz. Bone-in Filet ($44).

Blue cheese crusted 12oz. Bone-in Filet

Other standouts from the evening were the Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with Golden Oak Mushrooms ($12) appetizer (the raviolis, albeit petite, were sufficiently packed with tangy goat cheese), the Creamed Spinach ($9) side dish and the indulgent Black Truffle Macaroni & Cheese ($12).

Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with Golden Oak Mushrooms

Something must also be said for the brilliantly-creative cocktail menu. Everyone ooh-ed and ahh-ed over the gorgeous cocktails each guest at our table selected. The Berries & Bubbles ($13) seemed to be a hit among the crowd because of its own unique bubbly presentation, but I chose the Black Orchid ($12) crafted with Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, hand-squeezed lemon and white cranberry juice that arrived with a lovely orchid suspended in a giant jaw breaker-sized sphere of ice. St. Germaine catches my eye every time I spot it on a cocktail list (I’m a sucker for those delicate sweet floral notes) and Ocean Prime’s Black Orchid easily makes top of my list for best (and most beautiful) elderflower cocktails I’ve ever sipped.

Stay tuned for an interview with the restaurant’s Executive Chef Jagger Griffin on PhoenixBites!

For more information about Ocean Prime or to view menus, visit oceanprimephoenix.com.

Ocean Prime | 5455 East High Street | Phoenix, AZ | 85054| 480-347-1313

Written by Amy Martin, PhoenixBites Editor in Chief


*This meal was provided to us complimentary as a part of a media invitation. However, this has no effect on our opinions and comments regarding our experience. View our Disclosure Policy for further explanation.
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Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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