Spago - Vegas

Agnolotti and truffle butter. This dish is sooo rich!

This picture doesn't really do these justice - it's the yellowfin tuna duo and it won raves from Jen!

Definitely NOT your average soup and salad. Green pea soup + beet, blood orange salad.

Check out the presentation: butter, olive oil, salt and pepper. Simple and oh, so elegant.

Spago - The Forum Shops at Caesars
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite G-1
Las Vegas, NV 89109

We were on our way to Michael Mina but made a detour at the Forum Shops and ended up at Spago. My original thought was that this would be a standard dinner in a big name place. Wrong!

I have to say the menu items were interesting, amazing and kept making me wonder “how did they make that?” A few noteworthy mentions: the green pea soup (I only had a small taste because it was on Jennifer’s tasting menu), the four cheese agnolotti (again, the black truffle butter theme here – yum) and the blue cheese crusted filet. I split the filet with my friend Beth and must say if I didn’t like her so much would have possibly arm wrestled her to the ground for the entire plate.

However, I ate my “half” and then promptly ordered dessert (all the while still dreaming of the filet).

While I LOVED the dining experience at Spago - including great service - I am still craving the tuna tartare at Mina. Guess that’s another trip to Vegas and many pennies more (slot machines, of course!)

Green pea soup. I can’t remember the exact name of this soup but it was a beautiful color with a rich pea flavor in a cream (?) base.

Pizza Margherita- Mozzarella, Fontina, Parmesan, Goat Cheese with Garden Tomatoes and Basil.

Classic ceasar salad

Yellowfin tuna duo
Sashimi, Avocado, Daikon Radish, Scallion and Yuzu-Wasabi Tartare, Sesame Tuile "Taco" with Chili Mayo and Masago Caviar

Four cheese agnolotti
Locatelli Pecorino Romano and French Black Truffle Butter

Blue cheese crusted prime filet mignon
Potato Lyonnaise, Confit Bacon, Cipollini Onion, Spinach, and Balsamic Reduction

Red wine braised short ribs
Roasted spring vegetables, hand made ricotta gnocchi and natural braising jus

Hand pulled apple strudel
Seasonal apples, rum raisins, caramel ice cream

1 comment:

  1. I am the "Jen" who ordered the tasting menu and wanted to add my two cents. First, the service at Spago's was exceptional. Second, I love the tasting menu. Great variety and choices. My favs were the pea soup, the fish "taco" and the agnolotti- I just wanted to lick the plate of the truffle butter. Last- having great friends around made this a truly memorable meal!