Closest thing to Gather
in Las Vegas for lunch??
I know should post this on the Vegas board but hoping some hounders here can help out. Is there something similar to Gather's style of fresh ingredient focused lunch in Vegas? I know it's the city of punishing your body and extravagance, but I would love to get some lighter soup/salad/veggie-focused fare but not compromise the quality and ambience you get in places like Bouchon and Tableau. I know the Wynn does vegan in all it's restaurants, but I'm not talking about a hotel-wide edict.
I'm wondering if there's a top flight lunch in Vegas that doesn't kill with heavy extravagant "vegas-y" foods and maybe highilghts Berkeley style local/fresh/organic cooking?
OK, OMFG found it. Honey Salt near the golf courses, about 20 minutes from the strip.
Cream less corn soup and the octopus nicois would be right at home on Gather's menu. Out of this world farm to table lunch. The fry basket was lightly breaded and the most tender Calamari, plus seed-in fried jalapeño was a nice touch and great surprise. This is it, guys, exactly what I was looking for!
You might look into Eat in Downtown Las Vegas (http://www.yelp.com/biz/eat-las-vegas-2).
I've lived in Berkeley for many years and didn't love Gather (I don't think the whole local/fresh/organic vibe is my sort of thing) and never had a comfortable meal there, but Eat would be a good option for you here in Vegas.
Sage at Aria has an on-staff forager who roams the nation picking/sourcing ingredients used at the restaurant as well as at their sister pizza restaurant Five50. They're quite known for that aspect of their food mantra.
While not very Berkeley, you might try Tableau at Wynn for breakfast or brunch. They serve a crab and lobster frittata with salmon roe which is complex, yet light. It's an incredible dish and one that won't weigh you down.
Might I say that you are refreshingly Berkeley? :) the foie gras and the bacon biscuits are part of what makes Sage great!
I'm glad I moved out of state before the crazy foie gras ban happened. And now I hear you can't even get a plastic shopping bag at the supermarket (and paper bags cost money)?
You might want to edit your post a bit as I don't think anyone else on the Vegas forum will know what Gather is.