042411 — Welcome to Day 4 of Vegas. Last night we had probably our best meal during the trip at B&B Ristorante. A menu with some favorites borrowed from Babbo in New York and some new ones for the Vegas crowd, the Batali restaurant has an option for everyone including a nice tasting menu for just over $100. Unfortunately there isn’t a full blog post because we were headed out to a concert and I didn’t want to lug around my SLR.
As we moved on to today, our dinner was scheduled for L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon for their tasting menu dubbed the “Discovery” menu for its use of seasonal and available ingredients.
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As a whole, the experience was a bit off and could have been better considering the caliber of restaurant, name, and location, not to mention the cost. Just shy of $200 the meal moved slowly and the timing between courses wasn’t paced correctly. The table for 8 people seemed makeshift and crowded. The food was able to satisfy and the mashed potatoes did live up to the hype. The carbon fiber handled knife given to us for the quail x foie dish was probably the most impressive thing of the evening with the celery mousse coming in a close second. Considering the quality and cost of this meal, you won’t see me inside the bigger and costlier brother next door at Robuchon.
3/5: Neat location with a stream of almost forgettable dishes.