Vegas Report: MoZen
Summary: We went with high expectations. We found a restaurant with perfect service turning out perfect food. But note that while it’s spot-on perfect, it’s not revelatory. Went twice – once for breakfast, once for dinner. The bottom line:
Dinner: it’s not exciting enough to justify the opportunity cost of not eating somewhere else that will blow your socks off.
Breakfast: We think Payard is better, but this is very close.
*Spicy tuna roll – very good, but not worth a special trip. We ordered it with a trio of sakes, which we enjoyed.
*Murgh mughani - very good, tender chicken with nice grilled flavor. Excellent sauce. Side of daal was very nice and spicy, chutney on the side was tremendous. Naan was ok.
*Polenta with mascarpone – perfectly buttery and delicious, served with a perfect mix of herbs. I was very happy to have leftovers of this for breakfast the next day. They serve a very generous portion.
*American breakfast was perfectly done – the pecan butter they serve with their waffles is excellent. Sausage is outstanding. Hash browns were excellent, perfectly seasoned. Roasted tomatoes were perfect.
*Croque Madame is made with a Serrano ham that is absolutely delicious. Could’ve used more mornay sauce.
*OJ is perfect, coffee is perfect
*Mandarin orange crème brulee. We got this b/c there was supposed to be wasabi in the crème brulee. We couldn’t taste any. The crème brulee is over a dark chocolate ganache. On top is a blood orange salad and a citrus sorbet with spun sugar. All very nice, but nothing tremendous.
*72 hour short rib - very nice, good. Wouldn't come back for it or send anyone here for it. Nice pureed edamame on side with something crispy.
* Homemade yogurt with stewed fruits - very nice to taste homemade yogurt - sure isn't “Dannon Light + Fit!” Very creamy, but could have been better if more tangy/acidic.