Renoir in Vegas
OK - I realize I have been torturing everyone on this board for several months regarding Vegas recommendations, for which I do apologize! However, I just heard about Renoir in the Mirage and don't see any posts below about it. Has anyone been? Suggestions? Unless it's absolutely fab, I'm leaning towards a booking at Napa. Thanks again!
Renoir is, in fact, quite good, and Ducasse apparently considers the chef, Allessandro Stratta, to be one of his most gifted disciples. Which isn't even to mention the several original Renoir oils in the restaurant--the dining room is stunning.
That being said, the couple of times I've been there, the tasting menus have been pretty much by-the-numbers. If you can somehow persuade Stratta that you are to be reckoned with, I suspect that remarkable food can be summoned out of that kitchen. It is indeed one of the best few restaurants in Las Vegas (which is nothing close to an insult any more), but it is hard to imagine that Napa's cuisine isn't better in almost every conceivable way.