“The Cheesecake Factory Offers 300 Items on their Menu”
By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)
Jim Cropper, Cheesecake Factory Area Kitchen Operations Manager, opened restaurants in London, Paris, Russia and Australia. Jim has maintained the highest level of excellence and is truly a man who knows all aspects of restaurants. His experience as Executive Chef brought him
Everything the Cheesecake Factory offers is special! The crab cakes are not just crab cake, but a special crab cake. I could taste the lumps of crab whenever I bit into the crab cake.
As Jim Cropper explained, “We start with the three different types of the finest crab, combine them together and gently toss them with the rest of the fresh ingredients which enhances the flavor and binds it all together with two delicious dipping sauces. The ingredients come together really well.”
The create your own Thai Lettuce Wraps, is a Thai-style sandwich. You take the large lettuce and wrap it around the long thick chicken slices then dip it into one of the Thai sauces- Peanut, Sweet Red Chili and Tamarind Cashew. The satay chicken strips are served with carrots, bean sprouts, coconut curry noodles and lettuce leaves. Just think of all of the combinations!
Jim felt, “This is really a fun dish, to share or for one person. Everybody makes their own combinations with multiple ingredients on the plates. With three sauces and so many other components of the dish, you can make different flavor combos. All flavors combine om different ways.
You rarely see turkey burgers but the Cheesecake Factory offers light, juicy turkey burgers with special ingredients to really moisten it. There are mushrooms inside and the turkey burger gets even more plumb and juicy. We add the garlic aioli on top with caramelized onion, fresh tomatoes and lettuce mixture and really rounds it out very well.”
With all of their fancy dishes, the Cheesecake Factory also has a variety of pizzas. Jim emphasized, “We don’t just have pizzas, but the best you can get. Our Portofino Pizza has fresh roasted ingredients and chicken with basil oil drizzled over the top for a nice creamy, cheesy sauce base for unbelievable flavors.”
The Cheesecake Factory has four locations in Las Vegas: Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, 505 S. Grand Central Parkway, off Charleston and I-15, 702-471-0029; The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, on the strip; The Shops at Boca Park, Summerlin; The District at Green Valley Ranch, Henderson;
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