Fleur or Aureole?
My husband and I will be in Las Vegas in early October and have decided to go to either Fleur or Aureole. Which would you all recommend for a nice (not stuffy) dinner? We love good food, but we're trying to keep ourselves in check (financially) this time around.
If you go Aureole go "Swan Court" They have a great tasting menu
CELEBRATION MENU OF GREAT AMERICAN FOOD
HAWAIIAN HAMACHI DUO
fennel crusted with Meyer lemon confit,
sashimi style with Mongolian spices
NEW POTATO GNOCCHI “NICOISE”
Pesto spiked tomato sauce, ripe olives
ROASTED CHILEAN SEA BASS
California date couscous, saffron mussel emulsion
CARAMELIZED SONOMA DUCK “PEKING” FLAVORS
Preserved duck and ricotta cannelloni, kumquat infused sauce
PAN SEARED FILET MIGNON
Peekytoe crab and potato “Lyonnaise”, natural beef reduction
TASTING OF AMERICAN CHEESES
warm raisin brioche with accompaniments
BANANA TOASTED COCONUT FINANCIER
“Banana Foster’s-Style” compote, vanilla bean ice cream
PETIT FOURS AND HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
The setting is great as well.
I did have a great meal at Fleur...when it was Fleur De Lys but Keller was in the kitchen that night so I cannot speak after that.
We were at the new Fleur in September and really enjoyed it. It is a tapas style menu so you can try a variety of small dishes. We had the croque monsieur, mussels, sliders, wings, chicken croquettes, meatballs and a couple of desserts. We also had a couple of cocktails and the bill was only about $145. I thought the sliders were a bit of a disappointment but everything else was really good. We went to Aureole a few years ago and I didn't love it. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings but we weren't blown away. It was definitely more formal whereas the new Fleur is casual. We actually took our kids (6 and 9) to Fleur and they weren't out of place at all.
Thanks a million, LisafromCalgary. It sounds like Fleur is what we're looking for; we want good food, but in a casual environment. I saw that you can purchase a $50 gift card for only $8 at restaurant.com, so it sounds like a fantastic way to try it out. Thanks so much for your post!