September 9, 2013

Michael Mina

For Las Vegas Restaurant Week '13, my husband and I decided to go eat at Michael Mina in the Bellagio. Eating here was a wonderful experience!  Other than the food, the service was exceptional. For example, I liked how our waiter and servers told us the ingredients in each of our dishes.  I also preferred this menu instead of the a la carte menu.  Luckily, our waiter informed us that is menu always available as the Sunset Menu.  This is a fine dining restaurant that's worth eating at on The Strip!




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Market Greens- This salad came with goat cheese, hazelnut butter, and pear.  The goat cheese stood out in a good way, it was delish!
Heirloom Tomato Soup- This soup was rich and tasted great with the toasted brioche, which I think had white cheddar cheese and prosciutto on top of it.
Phyllo Crusted Sole- This simple-looking dish came with crab brandade, pea shoots, sauce dijon, and mashed potatoes.  When tasting all the ingredients together, the flavors blended amazingly!
Maine Lobster Pie- This is THE dish that this restaurant is known for.  It wasn't a part of the Restaurant Week menu, but I couldn't resist!  A server came with a big pie on a cart.  He cut around the circumference of the pie, removed the top layer, placed it on a separate plate, then placed the insides of the pie, which were the lobster, baby vegetables, with truffle-lobster cream on top.  From the first bite, I was taken by surprise!  The creaminess of the sauce, the softness of the vegetables and lobster, and the pie crust were perfect together... I think I've found my ambrosia.
Candy Bar- This was a fancy candy bar indeed.  It was dark chocolate bar with peanut and pretzel.
Root Beer Float- This root beer float had sassafras ice cream in it and a couple chocolate chip pecan cookies. 

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