I jwas just in Vegas for the Bar and Nightclub convention, what a party, while I was there I ate at Bouchon, Thomas Kellers sister restaurant to French Laundry, he also has a Bouchon in Napa. Foie Gras terrine was amazing, leg of lamb was perfect, only silghly disappointing dish was the duck confit. Was very good, but I thought mine was better, so actually I'm ok with that, it's nice to think I can do something as well or better than Keller! :lol:
Was at Olives in Bellagio for lunch, that was great, very much my style of food, simple and somewhat rusitc. The topper was Aureole, they do a a 3 course prix fixe for $75, but I asked the waiter if we could do 6 apps for the same price and they were cool. Charlie Palmer stopped the table after dinner, me being a no one, I thought it was a magnificent touch, we chatted about dessert for a couple of minutes. Most interesting part of the evening was the wine list...they give you a computer tablet with a stylus to peruse through thousands of bottles, coolest piece of restaurant technology I have probably ever seen. If you can fit any of these places in timewise and budgetwise, I would highly recommend it!
P.S. I walked into all these restaurant without a reservation, but keep in mind that was on a Monday thru Wednesday.