My favorite Epicurean Affair dishes
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 (7:30 p.m.)
Guy Savoy’s artichoke black truffle soup, nothing new but still damn tasty.
1. CUT’s maple-glazed pork belly and Meyer lemon pound cake with huckleberries. Two distinct dishes a robust friend of mine insists were even better on top of one another. You listening, Chef Puck?
2. Black cod miso from Nobu and artichoke black truffle soup from Guy Savoy. Unfair including such seminal dishes? Hey, they’re seminal because they’re good.
3. Jasmine’s seared Kobe beef. Green papaya salad wrapped in Kobe carpaccio—the perfect meld of sweet and meat.
4. Watermelon gazpacho with spicy avocado crab salad from First Food. Extra points for chef Sammy D’s complete farm-to-table presentation.
5. Suckling pig with guanciale (jowl bacon)-wrapped escargot from Valentino. Yep, I said that.
Diners looking for an upscale experience can sample the elegant and legendary French cuisine of Chef Guy Savoy at his namesake restaurant in Caesars Palace. Menu highlights include the silky artichoke and black truffle soup, crispy sea bass and the decadent colors of caviar. In February, Guy Savoy received the highly acclaimed Forbes Five Star restaurant award.
The restaurant has also been listed as one of the country's best by Bon Appetit, given a 3 ½ (out of 4) star rating by Los Angeles Times food critic S. Irene Virbilla, called "the best restaurant in Las Vegas and one of the finest anywhere" by Newsweek and was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation's Best New Restaurant award. Other accolades include the AAA Five Diamond award, two Michelin stars, the Wine Spectator Grand Award, inclusion on the Gayot.com Top 40 Restaurants in America list, the Condé Nast Traveler Hot 100 list and Best New Restaurant lists for Esquire and Travel + Leisure.
Brock Radke, Las Vegas Weekly restaurant reviewer, names Restaurant Guy Savoy as tied for the No. 5 spot with Joël Robuchon in his ranking of the 20 most important restaurants in Las Vegas.
The restaurant was also listed in the top 10 in the guide book "Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants."
Feel like splurging a little more? In the restaurant's new Cognac Lounge, you can order Talent, a cognac by the Hine family, which costs $700 an ounce.
3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Located at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, Cut presents a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse by master chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck. Cut offers USDA Prime Nebraska corn-fed, 35-day dry-aged steaks, Japanese 100 percent Wagyu Beef, and entrees that include Kobe Beef Short Ribs “Indian Spiced,” Colorado Lamb Chops with Cucumber-Mint Raita and the Wild French Turbot “French Riviera Style” for two.
Brock Radke, Las Vegas Weekly's restaurant reviewer, ranked Cut as No. 12 on his list of the 20 most important restaurants in Las Vegas. He also names Cut as "the virtuoso" among his picks for Las Vegas' top 10 steakhouses.
The bar opens at 5 p.m. nightly. The restaurant is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5:30 p.m. to 11 pm. Friday and Saturday.
3325 S. Las Vegas Boulevard