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May 12, 2017

Twist Las Vegas

First of all, being in the Mandarin Oriental makes the visuals of Twist Las Vegas restaurant truly elegant from the time you pull up to valet to the time you are being seated. One of those elegant visuals will come after the elevator doors open on the 23rd floor, you will step foot into a truly magical place. Incredibly high vaulted ceilings with modern Asian decor, A massive reception desk with the City Center skyline as a backdrop, the hotel bar to the right and a dreamy dimly lit curved hallway leading to the restaurant with beautiful art (butterflies) and elegant teardrop light fixtures hanging from more high vaulted ceilings. The restaurant itself is a work of art.

I really have to be honest when I say in America we don’t always have the best service so I when dining out I don’t hold my breath, but the service at Twist is something I must praise them for. Truly caring staff that was attentive and knowledgeable, ready to help at a moment’s notice.

As for the food, Twist boasts an innovative menu that gives classic French cuisine a modern twist. The menu options change seasonally, but a tasting menu and a la carte options are always available. If I see a tasting menu 99% of the time I will go with the tasting and stick to just that, because they are usually quite filling. Along with the tasting menu we did the master wine pairing, (we chose the boutique small batch wines vs the “big names”) which was absolutely flawless in bringing out the flavors from each course. Every dish was fantastic giving great diversity, sending our palates on a virtual rollercoaster ride, a ride that I would do over and over and over again.

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Hallway leading to the receptionist
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How can you not smile from ear to ear knowing you are about to have an amazing meal
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The piece to the right was my favorite, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and sprinkled with cranberries.
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The Grand Tasting Menu
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Orange pain soufflé, nori tempura with wasabi mayonnaise and radish, parmesan sable
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Lavash crackers
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Aubergine and foie gras, parsley gougere
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Guinness and coconut gelée, celery stick, sauternes wine and orange powder gelée
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Domaine Guirardel, “Bi dé Casau,” Jurançon 2011
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MEDITERRANEAN LOUP DE MER CARPACCIO Alaskan King Crab, Avocado – Lemon Gel and Horseradish infused Milk Cube
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Kraker Pinot Gris Burgenland 2015
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WHITE ASPARAGUS Viennoise, Snow Peas, Baby Carrots – Blood Orange Mousseline
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Tokaji Dry, Mandolas 2013
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MAIN LOBSTER WITH “PITCHI” SAUCE Shiitake Mushrooms infused with Madrass Curry – Granny Smith Apples
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Argiolas, “Costera,” Cannonau di Sardegna, 2012
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My husband got the FROG LEGS WITH MOREL MUSHROOMS -Veal Mousseline and Watercress Foam (sorry I forgot to take a picture of his plate) In place of the frog legs I was brought Dover sole cooked a la meuniere with green spinach Velouté, shiitake mushrooms and amaranth
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Palate cleanser
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Marotti Campi, “Orgiolo,” Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 2013
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ROASTED CANADIAN BUFFALO TENDERLOIN Infused with Juniper Berries – Mixed with Vegetables and Bone Marrow, Pea Puree, and Violin Sauce. Also the potato on the side there -AMAZING
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Another substation I had was the Wild Mediterranean Turbot – globe artichoke puree, lucky sorrel, raisins and beurre blanc to replace the ROASTED CANADIAN BUFFALO
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If it’s just the two of you, I recommend requesting a table by the window.
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Vin du Bugey “Cerdon”, Renardat-Fâche – 2016
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Battenburg- Pistachio and Almond Cake filled with Passion Syrup, Exotic Fruit, Passion Banana Sorbet
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Lemon Cheescake- Almond Nougatine, Manjari Chocolate Sauce (sauce was not poured when I took the photo)
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Raspberry Upside Down Tart- Elderflower Agar and Custard, Raspberry Coulis
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Meringue A Tarta- Pinot Grigio and Sherry Mousseline Cake, Lemon and Hibiscous Meringue
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Thanks to Megan L. (Food and Beverage Coordinator) the entire staff knew it was our wedding night and they congratulated us with this Congratulations Cake – Grand Marnier Mousse, Vanilla Crème Brulee, Hazelnut Crunch, Orange Blossom Ice Cream.

 

Truly a spectacular meal, from service to food to atmosphere. Everything was white glove. Well deserving of their THREE Michelin stars and at the very top of the best meals I have ever had.

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