Sunday, May 6, 2012

Eating in Sin City!

I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t had a chance to post about some of the great eats I had on my two trips to Vegas this year.  Here is a quick recap of some of the amazing places that I visited!

Most recently I stayed at the Mandalay Bay, and we got to try many pf the great restaurants there!  On the top of my list was Hubert Keller’s place Fleur.  You may be familiar with Hubert Keller from Top Chef, every time I have seen his episodes I have wanted to try his cooking so badly.  I convinced my co-workers to eat there and it was a great meal! 


On the menu, a $5,000 burger!!


I didn’t try that, but I did try the Ahi Tuna Tacos and the French Onion Truffle Shooters.  I had done my research before hand and both items came highly recommended on yelp.  I was a little surprised at how small the tacos were, but they were super good! 


We also sampled one of the flat breads and the hummus and baba ganoush.  The flatbread was terrific! My coworkers split the Prime Tomahawk Ribeye with the roasted asparagus and the truffled potatoes (which were amazing and melted in your mouth!).  The meat was cooked to perfection and seasoned just right.    


I finished off my meal with the almond panna cotta that was topped with a honey tuile. 


Next on our list was Michael Mina’s Stripsteak, which was named Esquire Magazine’s Best Steakhouse in America!  The steaks here are poached in butter and then wood smoked to perfection.  The meal starts off with duck fat fries and a variety of dipping sauces.  That night it was old bay seasoning, ketchup and a truffle aioli. 


For my meal I decided to go with the Filet Mignon and all of the guys went with the American Kobe Rib Cap. 


Our table got a bunch of sides to share, Truffled Mac and Cheese, Brussel Sprouts, Artichoke Hearts with Goat Cheese and Chipotle Potatoes!!  We washed this down with a nice Silver Oak Cabernet as well!  My favorite sides were the truffled mac and cheese and the chipotle potatoes. 



For dessert I tried the dunkin donuts which came with a Jasmine Fudge, Chocolate and Salted Caramel dipping sauces.  YUM! 


There was a lot to eat so this is just part 1 of the Vegas eats!