During our trip to Las Vegas in November, 2009, Wendy & I split off from the group (Ron, Dave, Ted, Tracy, Julie, and Terry) to dine at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino.
Everyone had decided to see a Vegas show, but we all wanted to see different shows, so we did! Tracy & Ted saw Human Nature, Julie, Terry, Ron, and Dave saw Penn & Teller, and Wendy & I saw Mystere. Before the show, Wendy & I dined at Spago, where we did the 6-course tasting menu (we decided to forego the wine pairings because we wanted to stay awake for the show!).
(Our table was between the chandelier and it’s reflection in the mirrors in the photo above.)
The menu was as follows…
Margarita Flambe, Burratta Cheese, Cherry Tomato, Basil Pistou
Duo of Sashimi, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, Crispy Rice Cake, Chili Ponzu Sauce
Soup and Salad, Mushroom Bisque with Pear and Prosciutto Salad
Ricotta Gnochi, Black Truffle Butter
Lup de Mare, French Sea Bass, Eggplant Salsa Verde, Peppers, and Black Olives
Short Ribs, Mashed Potato, Autumn Vegetables
Apple Babka (stuffed French Toast), Citrus Cheesecake, Graham Cracker Crust, Figs, Blood Orange Sorbet
Despite not having the wine pairings, this was one of our favorite meals this trip. The scope of the tasting menu was outstanding, the preparations were precise and highlighted the specific flavors of each ingredient, and the presentations were delightful. Plus our server was very nice – personable and not at all like the droids that you usually find in Vegas.