Those who go to Vegas frequently for industry conferences know that its not the city it was ten’ish years ago, when we were all hard pressed to find a decent restaurant with a fabulous chef. Today, the MGM, Palms, Bellagio, Venetian and others have upped the standards. Emerils has had a restaurant there for awhile now, although most say better to skip the Vegas experience.
Of those I have tried in the past, Bouchon, Joel Robuchon, L’atelier, Eiffel Tower Restaurant (the view is amazing), Postrio and Spagos are worth a shot. Then there are well known chains, such as Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant in the MGM and P.F. Changs at Planet Hollywood.
This year, I had sea bass that melted in my mouth at Tao Asian Bistro (its where Dow Jones held their party this year), and at MGM Grand’s Nob Hill where I had dinner with the B5 Media crowd. They had Kistler on the menu as well as an amazing 97 Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Below a few dishes from Nob Hill to give you a taste.
On the last day, I had an amazing meal with a couple of press buddies at David Burke. This guy really cares about presentation, even down to his dessert menu. Below, check out his infamous cheesecake lollipop tree.