Wolfgang Puck’s Spago – Las Vegas, Nevada
Eating with Susan (skilled diner)
While Susan and I were shopping we passed by this restaurant and decided it was time to eat. The ‘patio’ of this restaurant is inside the mall but outside the restaurant, interesting concept. We were met at the door by a hostess who happily took us inside the restaurant and seated us with a smile while explaining the details of the menus.
Our server was quick to approach us and we ordered sparkling water to drink. She promptly brought out VOS sparkling water, though we had to request lemons and limes (I think that might be an American thing, as we weren’t offered citrus with our water the entire trip). We were given a bread basket with rosemary flatbread and focaccia served with both butter and oil and accompanied with some course sea salt (mmmm salt). The bread basket was a good indicator of what was to come.
(Sharing both items)
House made Linguini with caramelized onions, arugula, oyster mushrooms, chicken, and shaved parmesan, tossed with olive oil and salt.
Margherita Pizza with mozzarella, fontina, parmesan, goat’s cheese, fresh tomato and basil.
As we waited for our food to arrive we planned the rest of our day of shopping and gloated over the gems that we had already found. I admired the décor of the restaurant, very modern and clean and we had a view of the kitchen which upheld the same concept. Our food took longer than one would expect at lunch but my god was it worth it. The pasta was probably the best pasta I have ever had in my life. The noodles were obviously freshly made and the chicken was cooked to perfection, very juicy and easy to eat. The olive oil that they tossed the pasta in was of exceptional quality and, as a combination, the ingredients were unbelievably complimentary.
After the pasta we attacked the pizza, though we were certainly slowing down. The margherita pizza was simple, as it is meant to be, but far less impressive than the pasta. It was very fresh and light and the tomatoes were very flavourful and made the dish. We took what we didn’t finish of the pizza back to the hotel as a snack in the afternoon. We were offered dessert but declined as we had another goal in mind (to spend all of our $$$ on clothes).
Final Bill: $55
Overall Grade: 85%
Likeliness of Return: 5% (because it’s in Vegas)