What's apps are not to be missed at Nobhill?
- azbirdiemaker Jul 9, 2009 11:56 PM
I will be in Vegas next week on Wed night and my group ( 5 total ) have decided on an MGM bar hopping dinner. I haven't been there in a few years so I'm sure things have changed a bit. I want to see if we can get a Chicken Tettrazini to share ( my all-time favorite dish there, although I know it's not a menu staple anymore ), but other than that I'd like some recs on what everyone thinks are some of the best apps they serve.
We will be doing the Kobe Tartare and Seared Foie at Craftsteak and the Short Rib Raviolini at Fiamma for sure but I need some recs for NH.
Let's have it!
We were there for dinner back in May. I had the tuna nicoise as a starter and my husband had the caesar. Neither of these probably suit your purposes though.
There was a lot of tartare being served around the dining room that night so that might be something to consider. Cant' personally recommend it since we didn't order it but seemed like the tables around us were definitely enjoying it.
I was there last week and we had the "mini Soft Shell Crab Po'Boys" and the Steak Tartar prepared tableside. The Po'Boys were fantastic - 4 pieces, each had 1/2 of large soft shell crab lightly crusted and fried, served open face on soft mini roll with a tangy remoulade sauce. The steak tartar was top quality minced steak, prepared tableside with traditional accompaniments, red onion, caper, quail egg yolk, etc, served with warm pita bread. The tartar garnishes were a dollop a fantastic sweet bbq flavored mustard, a whole grain mustard, white sea salt, and a black salt from Hawaiian Volcano. Really good. Highly recommended are the "New England Lobster Rolls"...I did not order these as we were having Lobster Pot Pie entree, but lobster rolls are a signature Michael Mina item. I will absolutely try the Lobster Rolls next trip there, saw some go by and they look amazing. They also have Cheese Fondue and some other items. Everything I sampled was outstanding.
Check out the standard bread service at NHT, it is slices of Ciabatta bread, which are rubbed with fresh whole garlic and olive oil and then wood grilled, served warm and soft with a delicious, fruity green olive oil for dipping. One of the best bread offerings I have ever enjoyed. Be sure to say hello to Mario (GM)....and let him know you are there to sample appetizers...he will take excellent care of you and may offer some additional choices not showing on the menu. Please post and let me know what you think when you return...I live in Scottsdale and travel the world looking for great food, I think NHT delivers.