Guy Savoy, Las Vegas and wine pairings
My wife and I have become accustomed to choosing tasting menus in which there is a wine pairing option. We have found many wines that have become favorites in this manner. We are intrigued by Guy Savoy (Vegas) and the Prestige menu but are concerned about the lack of a wine pairing option. We aren't novices to pairing wines but truly enjoy the professional touch a sommelier adds to a tasting menu.
What have been your experiences with this menu and choosing wine?
I can't speak specifically for Guy Savoy because I think the prices are so outrageous as to be insulting. When someplace makes Alain Ducasse look reasonable, that's a problem!
But, at other restaurants, if there are not pairings specifically offered, I just ask the sommelier to make the recs. I've found that this tactic works well plus I can discuss a few choices for each course.
Disregarding the pricing aspect, I also ask the head server to do "sommelier's tasting," whether listed, or not. I have only had one restaurant refuse. The sommelier is usually very pleased by the propositon, and has accommodated us.
Trying to pair, even with great b-t-g selections, or half-bottle selections, is a lot of work, especially if one does not know what the kitchen is doing that night.
Ask, and ye shall probalby receive.