To start, Joel Robuchon is THE most expensive meal I ever had. However, the price tag comes with a luxurious dining room, an extravagant and over-the-top bread cart and dessert trolley, a mighty fine meal that’s executed flawlessly.
The meal really focused on contrasting texture and each dish had no more than a few combination of flavors so you can definitely make out the flavor of the ingredients themselves. There were also plenty of Asian/Japanese influence in JR’s cooking which contributed to the lightness of the meal. Lastly, no dessert from any restaurants that I went to even came close to the, taste, complexity, and beauty of what I had here.
Overall, the cooking is top notch. If you don’t mind your wallet bleeding out and aren’t looking for any ground breaking cookery, you should be able to leave this place more than satisfied.
3 macarons back when a tire company still cared about Vegas
Probably the most beautiful and luxurious restaurant I’ve been to!
Some kind of quinoa potato ball with some sauce which escaped my memory…
Huge slap of butter carved tableside
Some mighty fine olive oil and butta
Show stopper! A bread cart with like 20 different bread/pastries. I only had room to try 11 of them but they were pretty much all amazing.
We tried bacon bread, milk bread, brioche, saffron bread, puff pastry, mini croissant, and gruyere cheese bread.
We also tried basil brioche, baugette, comte cheese bread, and I forgot about the last one.
Oscetra caviar served atop of king crab in a crustacean gelee dotted with cauliflower puree
All the components complemented each other really well which added up to more than the sum of their parts. It’s a rare occurrence since caviar, in many cases, were just used as a “condiment” on a dish.
Tomato jelly and a gazpacho sphere in a tomato consome
Violet artichoke and foie gras salad with croutons and parmesan shavings
Maine lobster in a thinly sliced turnip with a sweet and sour dressing
Poached and seared white asparagus with black garlic, shiso and Espelette pepper
Who would’ve thought something so simple would be so good when executed properly?!
Semi-soft boiled egg on a spinach puree with comte cheese sauce
Flan of sea urchin on potato puree topped with Arabica coffee foam
I never thought coffee would pair so well with uni
Rose Shrimp and rose shrimp fritter in bonito tuna and kombu seaweed broth with ginger
Truffled langoustine ravioli in a foie gras sauce with simmered green cabbage
Super decadent! My favorite!
Seared scallop in green curry with young leeks
Duck foie gras gyoza with matsutake mushroom foam
John Dory with tempura of shiso leaf on squid ink risotto
The batter was ever so light which contrasted well with the meaty flesh of the fish
Roasted squab and foie gras wrapped in bacon and cabbage, sweet and sour cherry, fresh almonds, potato puree
A play on tournedos rossini? I much prefer this version since squab, to me, is much more flavorful than filet mignon. Adding to it is the famous Joel Robuchon 50/50 potato to butter ratio.
Shaved ice with hibiscus syrup with some sort of panna cotta on the bottom
Macha raspberry-cherry blossom compote
Earl Grey tiramisu with mascarpone
Hazelnut milk chocolate cremeux with coffee chantilly and praline ice cream
A ridiculously eye-pleasing dessert and they tasted fantastic!
Everything’s edible including the butterflies
Okay…fine…you certainly can’t eat the glass and the base
An extravagant dessert cart followed with about 40 house made confections.
Got 27 of them. Best confections ever unlike the mass produced buffet stuff.
Parting gift from the restaurant. A loaf of raspberry pineapple pound cake and a copy of tonight’s menu
A very calm and efficient kitchen
The worker bee assistant pastry chefs that whipped up those beautiful desserts and confections!
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
UPDATE #1 - 10/20/19
Nothing to add here. It’s another superb meal at Joel Robuchon.
quinoa potato ball with pepper sauce and basil
Insane bread cart as usual
ooe - bacon bread, milk bread, brioche, saffron bread, puff pastry, mini croissant, gruyere cheese bread, baguette, rosemary bread, pesto bread, cheese bread
ossetra caviar, king crab, curstacean gelee, dotted cauliflower puree, basil
maine lobster in thinly sliced turnip, sweet and sour dressing
shaved white truffles, potatoes with olive oil, topped with carpaccio of foie gras
duo of beetroot and apple, young shoots of herbs, green mustard sorbet
2nd helping of croissant city
truffled langoustine ravioli, simmered cabbage, foie gras butter sauce
frog leg kadaif fritter with black garlic and espelette pepper
cripsy wild mushroom tart with onion confit and bacon
cream of pumpkin, mimolette cheese crisp, parisian gnocchi, white truffle
pan fried egg on grilled pearl rice, shaved iberico ham, white truffle
caramelized black cod, boy choy, malabar pepper sauce, coconut foam
soy glazed eel with seared duck foie gras, flavor king pluot, port reduction
dat famous pomme puree
grilled “darling downs” wagyu ribcap, matsutake mushroom
delicate gelee of orange blossom topped with white chocolate rose and orange marmalade
strawberry foam with tahitian vanilla ice cream and rhubarb compote
lemon verbena tea
grain coffee and baileys fondant on sable cookie with oragnic dark andoa cocoa
every restaurant should have a mignardise cart!
ooe - 36 of them
hang on, it’s actually 39 since these 3 are “made-to-order”
panna cotta with blackberry puree
ginger creme brulee