Butter Cake, Mastro’s Ocean Club

Mastro’s “Treehouse” is perhaps the most architecturally distinctive feature in Crystals. Executive chef Wayne Schumaker is most proud of the restaurant’s signature dessert, a warm butter cake that requires an alarming half stick of butter. The cake is then presented in its casserole dish with orange segments, strawberries and raspberry sauce. $15, in Crystals at CityCenter, 798-7115.

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