Thursday, December 3, 2009

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

If ever there was a culinary god, his name would be Joel Robuchon.

This guy is a freaking genius. I bow down to him.

bread basket

My BF and I came here the other night and boy were we glad. We didn't get the tasting menu since we stuffed our faces the night before at Michael Mina.

We opted for a la carte items and were very satisfied with our choices.

Started off with an amuse bouche of foie gras with cheese foam in a shooter glass. Effen amazing! I never knew foie gras could taste so good.

Foie gras ravioli in warm chicken broth with herbs was my favorite dish of the evening. Tiny pockets of delightfulness all wrapped up. OMFG. I am still dreaming of them.

Maine lobster in spicy broth shaved lime and corn was delicious as well. I liked the kick it had, but then again I like most of my food fiery. This was my BF's fave dish.

L'Atelier style spaghetti was up next and it was quite filling. This was basically spaghetti carbonara and it was creamy, yet not overpowering. I also like the tiny pieces of ham. Very tasty indeed.

I chose the salmon with crispy potatoes and a side of mashed potatoes for my entree. It was good, but didn't really stand out as the best salmon ever. However, the mashed potatoes were so buttery every single bite I took made me feel my heart thump harder. It's all good, the BF polished them off for me.

He had the foie gras stuffed quail and truffle mashed potatoes and boy was that heavenly! The quail had such great flavor and seriously melted in my mouth. Wow.

We had 2 glasses each of the German Riesling. Very good as well.

The service was attentive and knowledgeable as well.

the kitchen

I absolutely love this place! Dinner was $250 before tip, so make sure you bring someone special! I can't wait to come back. This was simply orgasmic, in the culinary sense.

I heart Robuchon!


L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon @ MGM Grand Hotel
3799 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7358


Daniel S. said...

There's a L'Atelier (and a Le Jardin)in Hong Kong, but we didn't go because I know I'll be going to this one soon. Everything looks exquisite and I can't to try some of these items--especially that stuffed quail. Love all the platings, too. Looks like you two had a wonderful time!

Pandalicious said...

awesome! you guys will love it! i heard they are opening one up in Taipei soon!

kit said...

Wow - amazing, melt-in-your-mouth pictures. Thanks for sharing!