We’ve had a number of outstanding meals over the years in Las Vegas but a recent meal from Nobhill Tavern may be the most memorable dining experience to date. From start to finish, every component was nothing short of perfection.
Starters of pristine fresh water oysters and a seared foie gras were flawless. The foie gras was served with a blood orange garnish and toasted brioche, but it was the skilled seasoning and searing on the outside that caused a moment of temporary blindness. It was,seriously, that good.
Not to be outdone was Scottish salmon cooked as salmon should be cooked, medium rare. Served with a light sauté of fennel, baby leeks and mussels with a tomato saffron broth, the dish was outstanding. The star of the show was the pork belly served with a heavenly truffle puree, duck fat potatoes and an apple frisee salad. The pork was prepared sous-vide until butter-tender then crisped on the outside creating two flawless textures in each succulent bite. We’ve had none better.
Chef Michael Mina is serving some of the finest food on the Las Vegas strip and has matched it with an upscale, but not stuffy ambience at Nobhill. Service was impeccable; our servers were knowledgeable, efficient and very personable, all adding to a top-notch dining experience. Not to be missed are the specialty cocktails coming from the bar. We highly recommend the orange scented Cable Car with it’s dreamy bruléed rim as a perfect starting point for a truly fine dining experience.
Dinner for two including cocktails and wine was under $200.00, a reasonable price for perfection. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for one of the comfy private booths.
In the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109