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Visiting soon...Sweets Raku and other questions

Desertdoc Oct 10, 2013 01:29 PM

Going to be in town next weekend for a meeting.

Any updates on Sweets? Are reservations necessary/possible?

Was thinking of eating at either Monta or Kabuto and then heading over for dessert...

Other options for pre-dessert were Chada Thai or Ichiza?

Thx for your help.

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    vegasjlt RE: Desertdoc Oct 11, 2013 09:29 AM

    Kabuto then Sweets Raku is great combo. No reservations at Sweets Raku. They have added cheese plate, foie gras, and caviar as extra dishes. Looks like they have some new desserts:

    http://www.mynews3.com/content/video/.... Click eating Las Vegas section, Sweets Raku quick video.

    You can always eat dessert first. They open at 3pm and they seem to get packed after 8pm in my experience. We usually eat dinner at 6pm & now go to Sweets Raku.

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      mla19 RE: vegasjlt Oct 21, 2013 02:17 PM

      My husband and I are coming to Vegas in late November and we have an 8pm reservation at Raku on Saturday the 23rd. Do you think we'd have a shot at getting into Sweets Raku after dinner (assuming there was room left in our bellies!) or will it be too crowded late on a Saturday night?

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        vegasjlt RE: mla19 Oct 22, 2013 06:44 PM

        You should be able to get in. I have been 5 or 6 times since they opened and have not had a problem getting in. The chocolate dessert, "Apollo" & the apple pie are my favorites. Like uhockey said the foie gras is very good & I really enjoy the cheese plate as well. Those mille-feuille dipping sticks that come with the foie & cheese plate are addictive.

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          uhockey RE: vegasjlt Oct 23, 2013 08:44 AM

          I was the only person there when I went and although her English is only slightly better than my Japanese we talked about those sticks - they're actually a laminated dough just like a croissant that she bakes in this nifty pan. Give me a bunch of dipping sauces and a plate of those and I'd pay $10 for that alone. :-) I had the apple - it was outstanding, and watching her blow the apples over a torch is amazing. Now that Kamel has left Robuchon I question whether there is a better full time pastry chef in Vegas.


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      vegasjlt RE: Desertdoc Oct 11, 2013 05:49 PM

      Here is today's menu from Sweets Raku -

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        Dave Feldman RE: Desertdoc Oct 11, 2013 06:47 PM

        I think the food quality is definitely a notch lower at Ichiza than any of your other choices, although it is a lot of fun.

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          Desertdoc RE: Dave Feldman Oct 12, 2013 07:15 PM

          Made the res with kabuto to sit in front of Gen San. Will wait it out at Sweets as the menu looks great.

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            Dave Feldman RE: Desertdoc Oct 12, 2013 08:43 PM

            Nice choice, and if you are still hungry afterwards, you can get a savory course at Sweets Raku before the dessert tasting!

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              uhockey RE: Dave Feldman Oct 22, 2013 06:14 PM

              The foie at Sweets Raku is excellent - one of the best cold preps in recent memory.

              Moving to Vegas in a week and I see that place becoming a bit too familiar if they change the menu frequently enough to turn me into a regular.


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          Ponder99 RE: Desertdoc Dec 24, 2013 10:17 AM

          Any updates on the wait? We're going to Raku this Saturday for dinner and wanted try Sweets Raku afterward for dessert, probably around 9PM. We're willing to wait, but wanted to get some idea on how long to expect.

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            uhockey RE: Ponder99 Dec 24, 2013 05:43 PM

            Less than 30 minutes.


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