Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Las Vegas

During my two month stay in San Francisco, I actually had two mini vacations in between - one to Vegas and the other to Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, Ontario, Montreal & Quebec).  I've finally completed blogging on San Francisco ... I will now move on to Las Vegas, Nevada :o).  It was a short and enjoyable 3 day/2 night stay at MGM Grand.  When we arrive during late lunch hour - we headed off to look for food and ended up in Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill.

With warm, inviting lights and situated out in an open area, the setting was cozy and it had a garden feel with lit panels of roses as the backdrop.  Coupled with excellent service, this was great place that we started off with.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

Red Roses

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

Crispy Fried Calamari with Capers, Lemon & Gremolata Aioli
We started off with Crispy Fried Calamari with Capers, Lemon & Gremolata Aioli (USD16).  With the calamari fried to almost perfection and dipped into the aioli which had so much flavours in it, we thoroughly enjoyed this zesty tasting starter.

Grilled Prime Burger, Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Smoked Onion Marmalade
The Grilled Prime Burger with Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Onion Marmalade (USD17) was filled with beefy goodness - thick juicy patty with two simple ingredients but yet flavourful, while not being overwhelming.

Ricotta Gnocchi, Sweet Fennel Sausage Bolognese
Ricotta Gnocchi with Sweet Fennel Sausage Bolognese (USD22).  This dish was a mix of rich creamy texture with a delicious bolognese sauce.  The Gnocchi is a hard dish to deliver but they got it spot on with the right amount of tenderness to it.

Linguini, Manila Clams, Garlic, Pancetta, Fresh Chili, Wild Oregano
The Linguini with Manila Clams, Garlic, Pancetta, Fresh Chili, Wild Oregano (USD25).  The bits of Pancetta added a whole new flavour to an otherwise simple fare.  The Italian bacon - pork belly which is salt cured and spiced up was just heavenly to bite into together with the al-dente linguini.

Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Onions & Parsley Pizza
Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Onions & Parsley Pizza (USD14).  This thin crust wood oven pizza came with generous mix of toppings which blended well together for a great taste, one that we couldn't get enough of! ... The law of diminishing marginal return didn't set in at all, hahaha....Of course, definitely not with someone like me who just loves mushroom - this was of course the almost perfect pizza to me (almost, 'cos nothing's perfect!)

Creme Brulee
We shared a Creme Brulee (USD9).  With a puff pastry, the caramelized vanilla custard was topped with lovely fresh strawberries and looked delicately beautiful.  The first bite garnered great response from all and soon the Creme Brulee was no more as we finished it, savouring each mouthful with the sweet tasting custard that lingered.  It was a great way to end our almost perfect dining experience here at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill :o)


Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Tel : 702-891 3000

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ilene said... hungry now..... HELP!

Should have known better, NEVER visit blogs on food on an empty stomach!! But yours was too tempting to give it a miss!

J said...

Everything looks deceivingly simple!
(mmmmmmm..... So jelez! Want a bite of all the food too... *pout*)

sc said...

everything looks so sinfully good! yum yums!

Tummy Rumble said...

simple yet elegant meal..

jason said...

What a lovely creme brulee!

wmw said...

Ilene : Next time eat something first :o)

J : Great stuff ... Vegas trip?

SC : Hey there! We still haven't gone out for makan, haha...

Tummy Rumble : Yes, agreed :o). Love the feel of the place too.

Jason : Yah ... you going to make creme brulee one of these days?