I’ve enjoyed many of marc vetri’s restaurants including vetri cucina in philly and this version on the 56th floor of the palms was the highlight of the trip. Even though there were some misses i had three of my best bites of the year here.
focaccia, country, olive oil
foie gras pastrami with brioche and mostarda
really unique prep, the foie was peppery but still balanced with the fattiness and sweetness.
sweet onion crepe with white truffle fonduta
highlight of the night 1. the super sweet and concentrated onions, wrapped in a pasta sheet, would have been too sweet on their own but paired with the grated parmesan cheese and white truffle fonduta it was fucking perfect.
fettuccine with pistachio pesto and artichokes
i’m not a fan of pesto but really liked this creamier pistachio pesto, really good.
almond tortellini with truffle butter
the filling was too thick and too nutty. tasted like a savory marzipan.
morel lasagnetta with huckleberry agrodolce
highlight of the night 2. i never had a pasta like this. it was more like a crepe that was creamy, savory, sour, and sweet all at the same time. brilliant.
saffron fusilli with lobster, tomatoes and pernod
this was good, lobster cooked well, but a bit tomato-y.
mesquite grilled seafood misto (lobster, octopus, sea bass, scallops, squid) with lemon and olive oil
least favorite of the night, not very interesting. everything was cooked well except the sea bass was pretty dry.
pistachio flan with milk chocolate gelato
highlight of the night 3. no idea why they call this a flan, it was more like a molten pistacho cake with crispy, chewy, edges and a perfect pistachio cream filling that went perfectly with the chocolate gelato.
i can almost see my diet flying out the window from up here
4321 W Flamingo Rd Fl 56
Las Vegas, NV 89103