Truffled Potato Chips at Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill

A favorite off the small-plates menu, the truffled potato chips offer a decadent side dish in contrast with the restaurant’s light and airy fare. The house-made potato chips are freshly cut and fried at the restaurant, and infused with truffle oil. Maytag blue-cheese sauce—with tempting chunks of the cheese still visible—smothers the pile of chips, adding just the right creamy texture to complement the earthy truffle flavor. $11, in MGM Grand, 891-3000.

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