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May 9, 2008 07:30 PM

Dessert Lover going to Las Vegas

I'm going to Las Vegas and plan to have some nice dinners and my priority is the dessert. I have read scrumptious sounding reviews of Craftsteak, N9ne, Carnevino, Fiamma, Nobhill, Bouchon, Boulard, the list goes on and on. If desserts are my priority where should I go to eat?

I've already picked Payard for Pastry and Enoteca San Marco for gelato. Now I want to book some nice restaurants with serious dessert.

We are staying on the strip. My budget includes everything but the very top such as Alex, Guy Savoy, and Robuchon.

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  1. Some of my favorites:

    Monkey Bread and/or sorbets at Craftsteak. The Monkey Bread is really tasty with a nice dipping sauce and all of the sorbets that I've ever had there were top notch.

    Warm Beignets with Macallan Butterscotch Pudding and a glass of "Rock 'n' Rye" at Stripsteak. This might be the absolute best dessert combination I've ever had.

    All of the other Michael Mina properties have great desserts as well - Seablue, Nobhill, and Michael Mina. They change it up often so finding a favorite is sort of difficult.

    For something simple, I really like the Pot de Creme ( the Profiteroles are pretty good as well ) at Bouchon. They will usually do a flavor infusion and it's always spot on. Great flavors and a nice, creamy, smooth texture.

    Emeril's is supposed to have great Banana Cream Pie but I've never tried it so I can't comment.

    You've also got Luv-It Frozen Custard off the Strip which some proclaim to be the best frozen custard in the country. Don't forget about the Fried Twinkies and Fried Oreos downtown at Mermaid's on Freemont St. The flaming Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster at the Golden Steer are quite tasty as well.

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    1. re: azbirdiemaker

      Yes, Emeril's Banana Cream Pie!

      But fried Twinkies or Oreos reminds me of all the bad county fair food that the yokels devour at the San Diego County fair.

      1. re: azbirdiemaker

        Having enjoyed Emeril's banana cream pie on many occasions, I would have heartily recommended it until recently. However, our last slice (less than a month ago) was very disappointing. The ultra-creamy custard was replaced by a sturdier filling, resulting in a much denser slice of pie that kind of reminded me of cheesecake. I don't know if that was a one-time issue or if the recipe has changed. Eventually I'll give it another try just to see.

        Definitely agree with you on that Macallan Butterscotch Pudding at Stripsteak - by far the best thing we've ever had there.

        I really enjoy the classic root beer float with sassafras ice cream and warm chocolate chip cookies at Michael Mina (Bellagio).

        The gelato at Jean-Philippe patisserie is also delightful.