When you’re a food writer, the whole world is your buffet. Here’s what critic Al Mancini would like on his plate.
Le Caviar (tiny dots of osetra caviar over king crab and crustacean gelée), Joël Robuchon in MGM Grand, complimentary with dinner.
Bread cart, Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace, complimentary with dinner.
Foie gras custard brûlée, Sage in Aria, $27.
Artichoke and black truffle soup with toasted mushroom brioche and black truffle butter, Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace, $75.
Tableside Caesar, Hugo’s Cellar in the Four Queens, $19.
Paupiette of black bass, Le Cirque in Bellagio, $49.
Riserva ribeye (dry aged 180-240 days), Carnevino in the Palazzo, $115 per inch.
Mashed potatoes, Joël Robuchon in MGM Grand, complimentary with dinner.
Salted caramel budino with pretzel toffee, D.O.C.G. in the Cosmopolitan, $11.
Sochi-style absinthe at Fleur by Hubert Keller (in Mandalay Bay, $20-$30) and a Cable Car, anywhere Tony Abou-Ganim is making them for whatever he’s charging.