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Michael Mina's (Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas)


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Michael Mina's (Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas)

Tom Brown | Nov 28, 2005 03:38 PM

I'm sorry to report that dining here wasn't a great experience. Before I go further, I will say that I had dined at "Acqua", the restaurants precursor, and loved it. With the name change, I was looking forward to a similar or better experience. Afterall, that should indicate the chef is even more proud of the establishment, right? To be fair, my complaint is not with the food. The problem? Portion size! My wife and I both ordered the 5 course tasting menu, at $105 per person. One should not walk away hungry from a five course meal. While this was bad, what truly irked me was the wine pairing. For our $75 per person we received five one-ounce pours! For $75 one should get more than 5 ounces of wine. Now I could understand this if they were all expensive and rare first growth Bordeaux, but these wines were definitely not of that caliber. We did not have enough wine to properly enjoy it with each course. We would have been much better off ordering a bottle or two from the wine list for our money. (To our waiters credit, when we complained, he started serving us extra on the side.) Good food or not, I cannot recommend the tasting menu at "Michael Mina's".

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