Treat Yourself To A Multi-course Menu in Las Vegas
By Zeke Quezada
The tasting menu is a treat that only true food lovers can completely appreciate. First, you have to hunker down for multiple courses of exquisite flavors and textures. Then you have to save space for the bread cart, the cheese cart, the chocolate cart. Oh, did I forget the wine? A true epicurean experience is more work than you can imagine but it will transport you to your own culinary utopia. Las Vegas has plenty of tasting menus that you should consider so as you consider just how much you want to indulge make sure that you save space for all of the food and keep some space on your credit card for the wine pairings.
Check out these excellent Tasting Menus in Las Vegas:
Heading to a show in Las Vegas? Acclaimed New York City restaurant, Sadelle’s, at Bellagio Las Vegas welcomes guests with theatrical breakfasts, lunches, and dinners throughout the day. A three-course dinner menu, available from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. daily is only $33 with classic dishes like Shrimp Cocktail, French Onion Soup, Garlic Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, Roasted Salmon with asparagus and mustard vinaigrette, Babka a la Mode, and Sticky Bun Ice Cream Sandwich.
Dinner with your buds? Roy Choi’s first Las Vegas restaurant, Best Friend at Park MGM, features a lively environment that encourages social interaction with two multi-course menus meant to be shared with family and friends. The $50 L.A. Love Story, which celebrates Roy’s favorite LA inspired dishes, includes Elotes, Kogi Tacos, Carnitas Tacos, Slippery Shrimp, Chego Belly Bowl, A-Frame O.G. Ribs and a Medjool Date Cake. For $65, guests can feast on Korean BBQ goodness like the Banchan Sampler, Los Vegas Salad, BBQ Kalbi Beef, BBQ Spicy Pork, BBQ Garlic Chicken, Uni Dynamite Rice, and the Strawberry Cheesecake.
Vegetarian Tasting Menu at Le Cirque: Full disclosure, it would seem like a crime to go Vegan at Le Cirque, but if there is any place in Las Vegas where you can guarantee that they’ll do it right it is at Le Cirque. Often in the conversation as best restaurant in Las Vegas, Bellagio’s Le Cirque gives vegetarian guests the option to enjoy a gourmet tasting menu of whimsical dishes with Forbes Five-Star service and attention to detail. The $115 dinner starts with a Salad of Baby Artichokes before moving on to a Seasonal Risotto, Ratatouille and Sunchoke Raviolo. A Chocolate Ball with white chocolate ice cream and hazelnut caramel crunch finishes off the meal in a delicious fashion.
The Best Meal of Your Life. Joël Robuchon’s Ultimate Tasting Menu: For the ultimate tasting experience, guests can opt for the $445, 16-course Degustation Menu from the only three Michelin-starred restaurant in Las Vegas: Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand. Robuchon’s 16-course tasting menu is an example of culinary excellence and a bucket list type of experience. Some of the current highlights are Pan-Fried Sea Bass with five spices served with verjus sauce; Crispy Truffle Tart with onion confit and smoked bacon; and Walnut Roasted Scottish Venison with black truffle and sweet and sour sauce.
Tasting Menu Three Ways at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio: James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina celebrates the bounty of the ocean at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio with three unique tasting menus. The $85 Vegetarian Tasting Menu features six delectable courses of plant-based dishes, including the Matsutake Mushroom Custard and Butternut Agnolotti. Some of Chef Mina’s favorite dishes make up the $138 Signature Tasting Menu, offering favorites like the celebrated Michael’s Lobster Pot Pie and American Wagyu Rib Eye Rossini. For a wide selection of fresh fish, guests can opt for the $178 Market Fish Tasting Menu with options like Cucumber-Lime Marinated Hamachi and Ginger & Scallion Broiled Market Fish.
Lakeside Lunch at Spago: Spago by Wolfgang Puck, perched on the stunning Fountains of Bellagio, has a three-course prix fixe lunch menu for $44 featuring elevated mid-day offerings from your normal sandwich or salad. Meals start with a Little Gem Caesar Salad, silky Mushroom Soup or Crispy Herb Crusted Asparagus. Entrée options include House-Made Mushroom Fettuccine, Steak Frites with Mesquite Grilled New York Sirloin or Miso Glazed Salmon Salad. For a sweet finish, guests can enjoy a seasonal selection of ice cream and sorbet or a half dozen warm chocolate chip cookies.