vegas baby--tasting menus
Before the SW board curmudgeons tell you to "do a search", I'll jump into this quite appealing question. No stipulations on price, location, celeb chefs, yada yada. You've come to the right place noogiltvr! Vegas is about as great a locale as there is for folks like you who have no qualms about parting with your money. Congrats! You've cleared a hurdle which most around here never do.
I'd steer you to 3-places:
Alex at Wynn has a wonderful 6-course tasting menu and is one of the finest venues in town. This place has special occasion written all over it.
Guy Savoy is more traditional French fare which has a 10-course tasting chock full of luxuries such as caviar, foie gras and truffles. The bread, cheese and dessert carts make this quite a memorable (and gluttonous) experience. Perfect for a "no-holds-barred" celebration.
Perhaps if you have enough people and money to spend you could have Bar Charlie on one of their off nights. The creativity of the chef, Hiro with eccentric seafood make this a unique and memorable experience.
I've not been to Joel Robuchon but his 16-course tasting is the most opulent available in Vegas.
Hope you have a great trip!
I might suggest the "Winter Tasting Menu" at Nobhill Tavern, in MGM. We have experienced it (though last year it had the lobster pot pie - not to be missed) but the service and the food is superb. $49 Per Person. We had drinks at the bar, and were seated in the back room, with a table of 8, and we had the wine pairings with the meal and it was phenomenal.
For The Table
Classic Cheese Fondue
San Francisco Sourdough
Choice of one:
Lemon Dressing, White Anchovy, Garlic Crouton
Purée of Celeriac Soup
Celery Branch, Toasted Walnut
Choice of one:
Braised Beef Short Rib
Sweet Carrot Puree, Savoy Cabbage
Cippolini Onions, Worcestershire
Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Mushrooms,
Melted Onions, Mustard Jus
Choice of one:
Maple Crème Brûlée
Apple Tart Tatin
Sommelier Wine Pairing - $35 Per Person
One glass of wine with each course.
Price does not include tax or gratuity.
Offer valid through February 28, 2010.
I ate at Alex (we ruled out Robuchon as we thought money was no objecet then when we heard $700 USD PER PERSON we changed our minds). Went to Alex instead and spent $950 eating everything we could possibly order in terms of both food and wine. What a great dinner. I especially want to say that if you are a wine lover that there are Sommolier's and then there are Sommoliers. The one at Alex is world class. His palate is special in itself worth the visit.
Also I thought the tasting menu at the Eiffel Tower restaurant was good value. The food is not of the Roubichon and Alex level to be sure. It is not even as good as Boby Flay's Mesa Grill BUT it was solid and the setting was fantastic. Overlooking the Bellagio fountains can't be beat. I think the price was around $75 p.p. plus pairings. This place knows it's place- they don't overprice their food. Worth a visit.