Would you pay $5K for a burger?
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 (3:10 p.m.)
This isn’t your everyday burger.
Either the economy’s officially rebounded or Las Vegas just can’t break its bad habits. How else do you explain a $5,000 burger? Fleur, Hubert Keller’s new restaurant at Mandalay Bay, now offers the FleurBurger 5000—Kobe beef, foie gras and black truffles. Oh, and a bottle of Petrus, which makes up the bulk of the tab. While we’re not exactly thrilled that Sin City continues to flaunt such excess at a time when so many are struggling—Keller’s not the only offender; witness Serendipity’s $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae—it is, in an odd way, comforting to know that some things about Vegas will never change. And hey, Fleur’s sandwich definitely a step up from the $6,000 “combo meal” offered at the Carl’s Jr. at the Palms in 2006— a Six-Dollar Burger served with a bottle of Bordeaux. Not to mention Keller’s is a grand cheaper. That’s progress of a sort, right?
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel, with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel, offering 424 rooms and suites; and the stand-alone all-suite THEhotel which will be redesigned and rebranded Delano Las Vegas in late 2013.
Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise, featuring real sand, a wave pool and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city.
Other property highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Mandalay Bay’s offerings also include BATHHOUSE Spa, House of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants.
In 2013, Mandalay Bay will become home to a resident Cirque du Soleil production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.