Hello, everyone! To those who offered some dining advice a couple months ago regarding Las Vegas: I'm going to share where and what I ate during my weeklong internship. Or, just the notable meals, that is.
meal 1: Isla, in Treasure Island. Super swanky upscale Mexican, with focus on a beautiful tequila bar. My plate was truthfully mediocre-- braised beef rib enchiladas--other food on the table was rather good. Menu there had a lot of very traditional Mex dishes, including seafood, moles, pepitas, etc. The crowning glory of this evening was the pitcher of house margaritas. (which kicked my ass.) The tequila menu was twenty miles long, though. Nice experience overall.
meal 2: Mon ami Gabi (sp?), in Paris. Truly fantastic meal, al fresco dining across from the Bellagio's fountain show. Traditional Parisian bistro- dishes. We all had steak frites, mine with a rather good bernaise and the house merlot-- although the wine menu was extensively built around classic French bottles. Execution of the steak itself was incredibly good. This place identifies itself for the steaks, but a breadth of classic dishes also were on the menu. quite an evening.
meal 3: Osteria del Circo in Bellagio. Maybe my favorite meal, our last evening in Vegas, a pre-show dinner. We all had the handmade pastas in this Tuscan-inspired and richly decorated place. Three sommeliers had a wildly impressive wine list--let's just say our wallets only ventured to the modest selections by the glass. Pricey plates. I had handmade papardelle with duck ragu. Very wonderful, alongside a Prosecco. Lovely tiramisu in this restuarant, as well. The atmosphere was antique-European-circus feel. Huge menu also.