Best Vegas restaurant dessert menu?
Planning my 30th bday celebration in Vegas for Labor Day Weekend. Instead of a totally pricey dinner, I'm thinking of first a less expensive meal someplace (possibly Lotus of Siam), then a DESSERT FEAST at a restaurant on the Strip. Dessert is what I really want anyway.
But which restaurant has the best dessert menu? Mario Batali's sounded really good, for instance. Wherever I go, I will probably order one of everything. Okay, maybe that will end up costing as much as a pricey dinner, but it will be worth it.
I do want a restaurant, not a dessert-only cafe/patisserie or ice cream/gelato place. This will be the Monday of Labor Day weekend probably, so I'm hoping crowds won't be an issue.
I think you should consider Emeril's at the MGM - while I'm not the biggest fan of the food, their desserts are wonderful, especially the banana cream pie. Sorry but I can't remember all the other desserts but I know I've tasted them all as part of a tasting menu where we were served full-sized portions of every single dessert - spectacularly tasty if not particularly refined.
Great desserts to be found at SeaBlue, Simon's Kitchen, and Postrio.
One bit of advice - wherever you decide to go, call ahead first. A lot of restaurants will not seat a party in their dining room for dessert only if that's what you're looking for. It probably won't be an issue at the bar or a lounge if available.
Aureole is also worth a look before you make your final decision. In additional to the regular menu you can ask if they have their hand-made chocolates available on that particular day (it makes for a wonderful close to the evening with a nice single malt). But even when the chocolates are not available the dessert menu brings a lot of creativity.
A little late, but I am reporting back... Decided to go for dinner and dessert in the same place. As the size of my party grew, it was just a lot easier that way. I ended up choosing Emeril's which everyone enjoyed.
The banana cream pie is insane, I don't know how anyone can eat that whole thing! The filling was good but so rich.
I had the sweet potato bread pudding which was very good. Attaching a picture, sorry it's dark.
I tasted the flourless chocolate cake with Godiva liqueur milkshake--wonderful to taste, but maybe too chocolatey for me to eat just that.