Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Room Service Surprise

Check out these tempting menu items:

  • Pecan crusted chicken with sautéed maple butter and mashed sweet potatoes
  • Stuffed pork loin with sausage and spinach finished with red wine and braised shallot sauce
  • Cheese-filled ravioli simmered in fresh basil and roasted garlic marinara with aged parmesan

Care to guess which local restaurant is serving such succulent cuisine?

Would you believe all these and more are found on Rex Hospital’s room service menu? No kidding.

Since my son is currently hospitalized following an appendectomy yesterday, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy some of Rex’s finest food selections. Let me say this as clearly as possible: Rex Hospital food rocks!

I see you rolling your eyes in disbelief! If you are like me, you’ve always thought hospital food is akin to the junior high cafeteria or a military chow hall.

Believe it or not, somewhere along the way, Rex figured out that hospital food can be—get this—tasty. I tried the aforementioned pecan crusted chicken and was amazed how it was so well-prepared and flavorful. Never mind the delectable mashed sweet potatoes that rival those served at Lucky 32!

Tonight it’s either lime & ginger glazed salmon or Mediterranean tilapia for dinner. Can’t wait!


  1. Check out and get the full story on how REX did this

  2. David, I'm glad/surprised that you are finding healthy food at Rex, but sorry to hear of your son's need for emergency surgery. Hope he is recovering quickly.