I just realized that since joining CH last year, I've never actually written a review. I'm in Vegas for 4-days now so I figure I'll start now. The dining schedule for this trip is:
LOS (last pm)
Rosemary's (tomorrow night)
Final night is yet undetermined. That night is my bday. We have a reservation at Aureole Swan Court which where we have had great meals on multiple occasions. We always do the Celebration (tasting) menu with wine pairings. The Swan Court area is secluded, quiet and romantic with comfortable booth seating where we can sit next to each other which is very important to us.
The reason we are still undetermined is that I am very intrigued by reviews and descriptions I have read about Bar Charlie. The 14-course menu looks amazing. I have never experienced Charlie Trotter's food and am excited to try it. Seems like a great opportunity for a bday event.
The problem comes in that my wife is pregnant (7-weeks). We are both in our late 30s and consider ourselves very fortunate to be having our first child together. We've been real by the book as far as what not to eat. For some reason, raw fish is strongly discouraged during pregnancy while fish in general is recommended to be limited to around 12 oz/week because of its mercury content. Seems unlikely that Japanese women forgo sushi during pregnancy but hey, we are staying by the book.
She is as excited to try it as me. The online menu says something about tayloring the menu to the diner's preferences. Our plan is to stop by Bar Charlie tonight and tell them our situation. If they could put together a menu that she would be happy with and not feel "left out", then I could have my dream (hopefully) multi-course Charlie Trotter seafood initiation. If not, we'll just put it off until next year and have a great meal at Aureole.