Monday, February 22, 2010

Michael Mina @ Bellagio

Michael Mina was an excellent dining choice for my BF and I during our trip to Vegas in November. We stopped by spur of the moment and were seated right away without a reservation.

The dining room was spacious and well lit which helped with my picture taking on my iPhone. Service was fantastic and I liked how they recite the dishes to you when it's served.

We ordered the cookbook tasting menu which was quite delicious overall, but damn were we stuffed.

First: Tartare of ahi tuna was delicious! I loved the sesame oil and pine nuts mixed in for texture. It was my favorite dish of the evening. Fresh and fun.

Second: Maine lobster pot pie was amazing! The waiter cuts off the top of the pie for you, so you can dig into the huge chunks of lobster and veggies. Creamy and delicious, this was the BF's fave, and my second fave.

Third: Miso glazed Chilean sea bass was next and I liked it very much. It was soft, flaky and sat in this dashi broth accompanied with a shellfish dumpling. Exquisite.

Fourth: American Kobe ribeye was a bit of a disappointment. Too chewy and a bit salty, not really either one of our favorites.

Sixth: Trio of Desserts was the final course. Thank goodness because we were about to burst. The root beer float was charming and I liked the chocolate straw it came with. Coconut cheesecake was decent, and the opera cake was way too sweet for my taste. Overall, dessert was not very impressive.

We also had a couple glasses of Riesling each. After all that food, I certainly did not feel the buzz. However, the wine was just the right amount of sweetness.

I would come back here in the future, as long as I try not to eat anything the entire day.

Michael Mina
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7223


Daniel S. said...

Everything looks delicious, especially the Maine lobster pot pie. Wow. The presentation of the sea bass is very nice. Too bad those desserts weren't all that great.

Pandalicious said...

the pot pie was certainly original. i want some of that tuna tartare. yum.

Kung Food Panda said...

ya, that pot pie. Yum!! That looked really good!