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Vegas Return

yosh1 | Mar 4, 2010 07:54 AM

Returning to Vegas for the last week of March. Our last (and first) visit was decidedly hit-and-miss, with the hits being off-Strip (Lotus, La Mexicana) and the misses (Cut - very disappointing) being some of the higher-end Strip places. However, with the economic downturn and the resulting incentives to get diners back (ie, Taste of Wynn, various pre-theatre deals, Robuchon's prix-fixe) we are going to give it another shot. We have reservations for Raku and Lotus, and are probably going to do lunch at two of Los Molcajetes, Los Antojos, and Mundo (can't get good Mexican in fridgid Canada), and breakfast/brunch at Bouchon and Country Club@Wynn (how is the Sunday brunch?). What I need is help deciding on one, possibly two dinners from a list of: pre-theatre@Le Cirque or Michael Mina, Alex -Taste of Wynn, TGV menu@Guy Savoy, or the three/four course @Robuchon. Cost isn't as much of an issue as feeling it was worth it. We ate at Picasso last time, and while it was very good (beautiful surroundings, excellent service), the meal itself wasn't revelatory - in my experience, I'd compare it to Scarpetta in NY, simple ingredients well executed, but not ground-breaking. The problem was Picasso was over three times as much as Scarpetta. It's just that feeling of "wow, that's it?" after the meal is done and the fare is presented. Recommendations?

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