Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro

Gregory Gourreau, Francois Payard’s chef at his little restaurant inside his little Caesars Palace pastry shop, is one of the true unsung talents in Las Vegas. The quality of what he produces in this kitchen is mind-boggling, but even more remarkable is his three-course lunch deal for $21. You get a choice of starters, such as tomato mozzarella salad or shrimp Romesco, entrées such as sea bass or truffled Guinea hen, and any of the master’s pastries for dessert. Gourreau’s favorite is a George V, which consists of peanut caramel in chocolate and vanilla mousse.

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