Two Gay Foodies and a non-foodie Mom on the Strip - premiering on Bravo this Fall
Ok. Not really. But my partner and I are visiting LV with my non-foodie mother next month and looking for a nice, but not too intimidating, experience for a dinner. We (partner and I) have loved L'Atelier Joel Robuchon in NYC but think it may be a bit over the top for mom. I'd love Jose Andres' place but the foam and liquid nitrogen might scare my mother. Bouchon would be nice but looking for something unique. Le Cirque?
By the way, I took Mom to Taillevent in Paris a few years back and that was pushing it.
Budget isn't an issue but lack of intimidation combined with a (near) foodie experience is the goal!
How about Twist by Pierre Gagnaire? Gagnaire is into molecular gastronomy, but not to the degree found at e by Jose Andres. You can check it out online at http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasve... (there's a link to a menu on that page). I thought that Twist wasn't as good as the very best in town (Robuchon, Savoy, and e), but it's still very good - and the service is excellent.
Love that you took Mom to Taillevent..
Where are you staying on the strip?
Country Club at the Wynn is traditional but fab food.
Trump for happy hour
Emerils at Delmonico's at the Venetian
Michael Mina or Le Cirque at Bellagio
Bouchon...Verandah at Four Season...Peppermill for breakfast
Charlie Palmer 'cut of the week'.
Oyster Bar at Palace Station..off strip local place..great seafood
Milos at the Cosmo for lunch..3 course.. $20.12
Hugo Cellars downtown at the 4 Queens for old school.
Lotus of Siam for lunch/dinner (off the menu) is one of the best for Thai..evah...divey strip center on Sahara close to LV Hilton...off the chain good.
Have a wonderful time with your partner and Mom!
My partner and I love Sage. We always feel very welcome there. The food is amazing, inventive but not at all "strange". Check it out.