Sunday, April 13, 2014

#ChasingThursdays @ Aureole Las Vegas

Aureole Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay, has recently launched an event called #ChasingThursdays.  Every Thursday Aureole will be offering exclusive cigar pairings from Nat Sherman, showcasing a cast of hard-to-find and wines from their "Unusual Suspects" wine list all priced at $39 per bottle, and will have menu items 20% off (except Happy Hour menu, small plates, and the $39 wine bottles... Still a good deal though for a fine dining restaurant!).  You get to enjoy all of this while listening to live jazz music and overlooking the swans at Aureole's outdoor patio.

I love the aesthetics of this place:



Happy Hour deals:



Aureole's four-story wine tower.  The Wine Steward Angels are the ones who retrieve the wines:



Some of the wines I saw while walking up and down the stairs that wrap around the wine tower:





My husband here sippin on some 2007 Domaine Monte de Luz Tannat:


The tannat is a red wine grape prominent in Uruguay:


Me with a glass of 2009 Kiralyudvar Tokaji Furmint.  The furmint grape is native to Hungary.  It's mainly sold as a dessert wine and is also made as a dry furmint wine:


We got to sample some items from their spring menu.  Here is Yellowfin Tuna Poke- on seaweed salad and sushi rice cracker, a simple treat:


A ravioli dish with greens and delicious piece of pork on top.  The pork melted before I even bit it:


Up close:


Pâté, a ground meat and fat mixture minced into a spread, with bread and a pickle.  I think this was the first time I ate pâté.  I was so impressed that it has made it on my list of foods to try when I go to Europe (ah someday!):


Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras




Ice cream and sorbet:


I randomly chose this sorbet, which had a subtle tanginess:


Even though I had samples of some of the menu items, I enjoyed every bite of the foods which were all flavorful!  I look forward to having a full meal at this fine restaurant.  If you're a wine and/or cigar enthusiast, I recommend coming out to #ChasingThursdays and have a great, relaxing time at Aureole's Swan Court patio.

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