Friday, August 17, 2007

Restaurant Guy Savoy in Las Vegas

So, The husband (DH) and I had dinner at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas last week. I have to say, it was one of the best dining experiences of my life.

We started off with some Champagne. we were given a wide choice of champagnes by the glass (I hate the skimpy "by the glass" offerings at most restaurants). We ended up with the restaurant's signature champagne (A good choice). The sommelier was well informed and worked with us in explaining our choices and what he felt would be a good idea. The waiter, who had truly perfected the balance between friendly and excellent service, brought us some bread and asked us if we were interested in seeing the menu right away, or if we wanted to enjoy our champagne for a while. This was greatly appreciated, as we usually feel rushed through our pre-dinner champagne and into the meal. So we sat eating excellent French Bread and sipping our wine.

When we were ready we were brought the menus. Now, like many high-end restaurants (especially in Vegas), Restaurant Guy Savoy offers a tasting menu (a multi-course pre-set meal made up of smaller portions; all for a set price). However, for the first time in memory, we were offered the option to create our own "tasting" where we could decide on a number of appetizers and/or entrees, get demi-portions for a reduced price, and sample the menu's offerings that we found most appealing. Well, who WOULDN'T take that offer??

We ended up with a very "traditional" French menu...mostly. We started with the colors of Caviar, then the layers of Foie gras appetizer, and the signature black truffle soup as appetizers. We then went on to a rabbit confit, then Veal Sweetbreads. For dessert we shard the cherries and the chocolate desserts. We also had the sommelier pair each course with a demi-glass of wine (partial pour), and finished off with candies and cappuccinos (It was late, I didn't want the straight espresso). We skipped the traditional cheese between the meal and dessert because I was pretty full, and wanted to be comfortable.

Without going into super detail about every delectable course, I thought the meal was FABULOUS. We actually got (get this) matched BREAD with our meals, which was wonderful. the setting was comfortable and opulent without feeling stuffy and pretentious. Guy Savoy's son, Franck is in charge of the Las Vegas restaurant, and he was a wonderful host. He was personable, friendly, and earnest. I enjoyed talking to him and meeting him. he has obviously found his calling.

The meal we had at Guy Savoy was easily one of the best meals I have EVER had. We have put this restaurant on our short "must return" list of "fancy" restaurants we have eaten at. I recommend this restaurant to anyone, from the sophisticated foodie to the couple looking for w great "fancy restaurant" for a special occasion.

Restaurant Guy Savoy. Enjoy. And be sure to have one of the strawberry lollipops....they'll make you feel like they are replacing a silver spoon. Mmmm.....

1 comment:

minde said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! OMG I LOVE good food! Someday when we finally get together, we need to go out for the best food money can buy, where ever we are.
In the meantime, I have two leads at opposite ends of the continent.... Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa and Sunday brunch at Prince Edward Royal Meridien hotel in Toronto...both of which I've gone back for a couple of times :)
I looked at Guy Savoy's menu and oh the soup looked incredible, and the rabbit confit.
Luv ya,
let's go eat,
Minde