LV Celebrity Chefs
My wife and I are going back to Vegas for a weekend wedding getaway in early April. We are looking to try restaurants that we have not tried yet. The last time we went, we ate at Payard, Hash House, Rosemary's, Olives, Mon Ami Gabi, DBB, Enoteca San Marco, and Canter's. We are definitely going to do Lotus Of Siam with one of our meals, but we are having trouble deciding what to do with the others, as we will be there for Friday night, all of Saturday, then probably leaving after breakfast on Sunday morning. We are on kind of a budget and would like to keep the dinner under $50/person. My wife also suggested that we try a celebrity chef like Michael Mina, Emeril, Wolfgang puck, etc. Can anybody help with any suggestions? Any must-trys among the celebrity chefs? Also, we will have a car there, so driving is not a factor.
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grille in Caesar's is delicious and reasonably priced compared to other vegas restaurants. $50 a person is definitely do-able. They have a lunch pre-fixe also for around $30 a person. You must try the pork tenderloin,it's so incredibly delcious!! Chile Rellenos are a delicious side as well. Everything we had there was executed perfectly and the service was perfect.
My other suggestion would be Daniel Boulud's Brasserrie french cuisine at the Wynn. I have not eaten there yet, but Boulud is super famous and just recently made the food for Food and Wine's Gail Simmon's Wedding. It is on my list of places to try when I go back. They also have a pre-fixe there for $48 a person until 7 at night. I love pre-fixe dinners, I think they are such a great value.
the mgm winter tasting menu gets you close to the $50 / person budget for several of the celebs you mention. personally, i recommend you stretch it a little and hit L'Atelier for their $75/person tasting - i think it's one of the better foodie deals out there. I've also tried the nob hill and sea blue tastings - closer to your budget - but the downer is this menu expires on 3/31 !! my guess is they will have a spring tasting menu so as you get closer to your trip you may want to look at this site :
good luck !