The four of us remaining in Vegas arrived just in time for our reservation. We would have been a few minutes early had I not gotten us lost in Caesar’s Palace – seriously confusing! We were immediately seated at a booth, but it took a few minutes for our waiter to arrive and offer us drinks. When our waiter arrived with menus, we ordered a bottle Pinot Noir and began reading the menu. The restaurant was busy, waiters, waitresses, busboys and busgirls running around and doing their best to serve everyone in the very large restaurant. Our waiter informed us that the restaurant averages around 2000 meals per day – insanity! He also told us that he used to work in the kitchen at MESA Grill, also a busy restaurant, and it didn't compare to the hustle and bustle of this establishment.
The last two scallops on my plate were not only undercooked, they were completely raw. It was as if the Chef seared two and then decided he was done, the last two scallops had a very faint markings on one side, while the other was completely raw – very disappointing! My hilarious prankster boss decided that this was unacceptable and that we as diners should be able to press a button and a screen appear with Gordon Ramsay yelling at the chef – hilarious but genius too! The waiter loved this suggestion and assured us that the Chef who prepared my dish did in fact get “A real good yelling!” I asked if I could go into the kitchen and see him being yelled at, that idea did not go over well! My waiter apologized so many times as he could not understand how something so simple could go so wrong. He offered me another plate of scallops, but by this time I was already extremely full and would not want to waste a plate of scallops. Instead, our waiter brought us two delicious desserts – I will get to that later.
The cauliflower puree was absolutely delicious. The light smooth and silky texture complimented the scallops and Brussels sprouts beautifully and tied the dish together really well. I love cauliflower but did not expect a puree to be so well flavoured and so delicious. Brussels sprouts have never been my favourite choice of vegetable, but recently I find myself enjoying them more and more. I really enjoyed them in this dish; simple and delicious.
With so many delicious sounding sides to choose from, none of us could make up our minds. Our waiter was more than excited to help us narrow down our options and suggested a few of his favourites. Being a mushroom lover, I decided to go with the sautéed wild mushrooms served with a soft poached egg, delicious does not even begin to describe this dish! The mushrooms were tender and flavoured to perfection – Amazing! The soft poached egg was delicious and added a creamy silky texture to this dish. I think I would have enjoyed it just as much without the egg, either way, this dish was perfection.
The second dessert, sticky toffee pudding served with a sweet cream ice cream, was my boss’ choice. He was really enthusiastic about trying this dish and by his reaction I don’t think it disappointed. In a few short minutes, the entire dish was gone and the plate was licked clean. Our meal came to an end and it was time for more drinks, gambling and some Las Vegas fun for the sixth and final night of my trip – exhausting!