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Jan 27, 2010 05:44 PM

vegas baby--tasting menus

will be in vegas 1st week of march, looking for a great restaurant/tasting celebration, so what is recommended if money was no object? o

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  1. 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!

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    1. re: climberdoc

      yhanks for the suggestions......robuchon is definitely on my list. Alex at the Wynn is an excelleny suggestion, as we are staying there. yay!

      1. re: noogitlvr

        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:
        Classic Caesar
        Lemon Dressing, White Anchovy, Garlic Crouton
        Purée of Celeriac Soup
        Celery Branch, Toasted Walnut
        Main Course
        Choice of one:
        Braised Beef Short Rib
        Sweet Carrot Puree, Savoy Cabbage
        Cippolini Onions, Worcestershire
        Atlantic Salmon
        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.

    2. if money is no object it has to be Joel Robuchon. It's always an amazing experience to dine in his restaurant.

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      1. re: SDGourmand

        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.

      2. 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.