Buying Champagne in Las Vegas?
To all you Las Vegas experts:
Could you please advise about good places to buy champagne in Las Vegas. A place that stocks caviar and other gourmet goodies would also be nice. I was recently at a downtown LV casino and when I asked a bartender what sparkling wine they poured, I was shown a bottle of something called Wycliff (sp?) which was a little bit scary...Thanks for your help.
I go to Caviar Baron on Industrial Rd. behind the Mirage. Barry, the owner, is amazing. He supplies caviar to many of the casinos and carries everything from Beluga, Iranian Oscietra, Italian, Salmon Roe, Haddock, Paddle Fish, American domestics, farm and wild caught, etc. Bonus! He pours you chilled vodka and insists you taste before you buy! The Caviar Baron also sells gourmet foods like pasta, cheeses, pates, creme fraiche, vinegars, oils, crackers, etc. Sometimes they have strange hours, so check to see if they are open before you go.
In a pinch I can sometimes grab caviar at Whole Foods near the cheese and charcuterie station. It is in a rotating case or behind the counter.
For wine, head to Lee's Discount Liqour (ask to see the cellar selections for "high ticket" labels, Khoury's, Marche Bacchus, Bleu Gourmet (not great prices, but some nice labels and 1/2 btls), Las Vegas Wine Company (Flamingo Rd. and Jones I think), and for some nice finds at high prices 55 Degrees at Mandalay Place, which has a tasting bar.
Hope this helps! Go see Barry!
Lee's is a good choice for just about any liquor but don't expect to find the real gems in any of their locations and they don't have any gourmet food ( at least not that I can remember - which is to say that if they do, there is no selection to speak of ).
Valley Cheese and Wine does have quite a bit of interesting foodie items but their Champagne selection is limited at best. ( I notice a trend here. Heh! )
You might also try Marche Bacchus up in the Summerlin area. They stock several imports from France as well as carry quite a bit of gourmet food.
2620 Regatta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128