Las Vegas has a myriad of wonderful dining options offering many cuisines to choose from. You can find something to satisfy your hunger any hour of the day or night. I have highlighted the top 4 restaurants that my husband and I enjoyed during our last trip to Vegas, including our menu selections.
4. Border Grill at Mandalay Bay $$
Authentic Mexican food with a modern twist, featuring light and healthy dishes loaded with flavor
We enjoyed the following:
- Border Classics two chicken panuchos • two green corn tamales • two plantain empanadas
- Border Guacamole creamy avocado • jalapeño • cilantro • lime
- Yucatan Pork achiote pork slow roasted in banana leaves • caramelized onion • orange
- Grilled Skirt Steak charred corn relish • black beans • handmade flour tortilla
- Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake rich, delicate chocolate truffle cake
with prickly pear lychee sauce and raspberries
- Cadillac Margarita sauza reposado • freshly squeezed lime juice • grand marnier
- Pomegranate Margarita ambar • fresh pomegranate • lime
- Classic Mojito cruzan light rum • muddled fresh mint • lime • splash of soda
3. Wicked Spoon Buffet at The Cosmopolitan $$
Vegas is know for it's multitude of buffet offerings. I personally am not a buffet connoisseur;
however, on this last visit I found a gem. WSB has re-invented the "buffet." Most dishes were
served tapas style. I was overwhelmed by the choices available. The selections my husband
and I enjoyed the most were: roasted beet salad, olive assortment, snow crab legs, bone
marrow, prime rib bone-in, sea bass, shrimp and grits, truffle risotto, chocolate dipped
strawberries, and gelato.
2. Pamplemousse le Restaurant $$$
This establishment, Vegas' oldest French restaurant, transported us to the Rat Pack era. We felt
as if we were at a secret "hide-away." The restaurant was very romantic, offering a table dimly lit
by candlelight, a vase of fresh flowers, and soft French music. Our dinner began with the famous
Crudite, a work of art, which was a large basket filled with fresh vegetables, Dijon vinaigrette, and
crispy French bread and butter. Our menu selections were as follows:
- Escargot Bourguignone with Chablis, butter, garlic and parsley
- Braised Lamb Shank with Red Zinfandel sauce (we both ordered )
- Sauteed Spinach
- Mashed Potaoe Moussline
- French Green Beans
- Chocolate Lava Cake with chocolate sauce, homemade vanilla ice cream and whipped cream
- Grand Marnier Souffle with homemade vanilla ice cream and whipped cream
If you want a boring dinner DON'T go here. This restaurant offered a unique dining experience.
Our journey through Morocco started with being seated in the traditional low (but comfortable)
style. We then participated in a ceremonious hand cleansing. Silverware was available;
however, it was more enjoyable to eat with our fingers in the traditional manner. The meal was
a 6 course prix fixe menu as follows:
- Appetizer - Moroccan Shrimp Scampi
- Soup - Harira (lentil, rice lemon and spices)
- "Salad" - Hummus, Zaáluk (eggplant/tomato dip), olives, cucumbers, beets, and carrots
- Entree - Beef kabob
- Main Entree - Moroccan couscous with chicken and vegetables (requested silverware)
- Dessert - B'Stilla (Moroccan pastry stuffed with fruits and nuts) served with mint tea
The meal was not rushed, courses were served in accordance with our enjoyment pace. We were able to eat and converse. Not to mention, being entertained by the belly dance performances that amplified the experience.
Note: Some of these restaurants did require taxi service, which was an average of 20.00 plus tips. (round trip from Four Seasons Hotel) You should always carry small bills for tips.
Tip: Use Open Table to make dining reservations when applicable.
Until the next post, "live in love!"