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Friday, December 4th, 2020

Las Vegas’ Haute Cuisines

Chandigarh, From exquisite cuisines at the finest restaurants, to charming bistros and trend-setting gourmet shops, Las Vegas offers the world on a platter within city limits. barMASA  :  Enter through a shrine-like passage to one of the best Japanese food experiences in the city. Clean, simple and uncomplicated, the food at barMASA is prepared with a technique that allows the inherent flavor of each ingredient to emerge undisguised. The quality of the raw ingredients (most flown in from Japan) is an immediate education in the subtleties that comprise a superior Japanese dining experience. Indulge in a whitefish sampling platter, yari ika (squid) or the kanpachi with jalapeño sotomaki – each more ethereal than the last Where: Aria Hotel, 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South Tel 702 590 8580, Lotus of Siam :  Tucked inside a mall, Lotus of Siam is the go-to-place for Thai cuisine in the city. The menu features over 150 choices, ranging from classic curries and noodle dishes to Northern Thai specialties, and signature Lotus creations. Interestingly, one gets to pick a spice level on most dishes; the range is one to ten, and the higher end of the scale is serious business. So, order at your own risk! Where: 953 E Sahara Ave A5  Las Vegas, NV 89104 Tel: 702-735-3033 Bachi Burger : Las Vegas is a mecca for burgers. Bachi Burger, which offers Asian-inspired burgers, have been a somewhat polarizing addition to the local dining scene. Try the local favourite — banh mi —a juicy patty mixing beef, pork and shrimp topped with a slab of Vietnamese pork paté and some crisp herbs. It’s served with pickled vegetables, jalapeños and sweet-and-sour fish sauce. The result is a fantastic burger experience! Where:  470 E. Windmill LN STE 100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123 Tel: 702-242-2244 CUT  :  Steak lovers, rejoice! Master Chef Wolfgang Puck’s critically acclaimed, award-winning Beverly Hills restaurant is in Las Vegas. CUT presents a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. From USDA Prime Nebraska corn-fed, 35-day dry-aged steaks to true Japanese 100% Wagyu Beef, CUT caters to true steak connoisseurs. Guests can also enjoy a wide array of entrees including the Kobe Beef Short Ribs “Indian Spiced”, slowly cooked for eight hours; Colorado Lamb Chops with Cucumber-Mint Raita; and Pan Roasted Maine Lobster. Where: Palazzo Hotel, 3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South, +1 702 607 6300, Carnevino  :  While CUT may be the best overall steakhouse in town, Carnevino probably has the best steaks in the country. Chef Mario Batali and his business partner Joe Bastianich, have created an ageing programme for their beef like no other in the city, featuring hand-selected steaks dry-aged in a giant meat locker, which turns out delights ranging from 60 days to six months old! The super-aged strips and porterhouses are designated riservas on the menu and have to be ordered several days in advance – some are almost a year old and attain a ham-like texture and a blue cheese funk that's for aficionados only. Where: Cosmopolitan Hotel, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, +1 702 698 7930, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon :  An elaborate platter in a non-intimidating environment defines the greatness of this fine dining restaurant located at MGM Grand. Enjoy tapas, a tasting menu, and wines from around the world in a friendly and interactive atmosphere.  But what makes this French diner stand apart from the rest, is the cuisine of the “Chef of the Century”, Joël Robuchon. Bon Appétit! Where: MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 Tel 702-891-7925 Picasso :  Picasso is a two Michelin star restaurant run by Chef Julian Serrano. The name is derived from the artist, Pablo Picasso and features the artist's paintings throughout the restaurant. The restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of French and Spanish Cuisine. The wine list, overseen by Master Sommelier Robert Smith, is rich with the varietals of Spain and other Mediterranean climes. Where: Bellagio Hotel, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, +1 702 693 8100, Raku : Starting a sort of a Japanese restaurant revolution, Raku has been the most talked-about restaurant in the city for over five years now, ever since Chef Mitsu Endo introduced a style of Asian eating that was new to Las Vegas. Sample Japanese dishes like you probably never have before. There is no sushi at Raku, but there's homemade tofu and specialties you can only get in Japan. And yes, the best part is that the price points are truly reasonable.



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